COVID-19 Resources

Vashon’s COVID response & recovery efforts moved to standby/monitoring mode at the end of June. See the info cards below for current, accurate pandemic information. (Older, outdated content has been moved to Old Home page and Old Resource Center if you need.)

Tuesday, September 7: Vashon COVID Update: McMurray Middle School COVID Exposure Test Results: All Clear
Rapid Response Keeps Kids and School Staff in School

Updated testing info available here 

Access the latest COVID information (including the following), as a PDF: Vashon COVID Guide

I Need a Vaccination
COVID Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccinations are available free on the island at Vashon Pharmacy and Sea Mar at Sunrise Ridge, as well as other locations off-island.

I Need a COVID Test
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COVID-19 testing is available on and off of Vashon for people with symptoms or exposures, or if testing is needed for jobs or travel.

I Need Information
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Current information about the pandemic, including data dashboards, vaccine resources, and much more, is available here via links to the King and Pierce Counties and Washington State public health departments, the CDC website and more.

I Need Help
Resources Available

Resources are available for the Vashon community and businesses still affected by the pandemic. Several local organizations and the Chamber of Commerce can help.

What Happened
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View every Situation Report from the COVID-19 emergency activation, along with images, an archive history timeline and some writings inspired by the moment.

Get Alerts
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Sign up for a variety of alert services, including Voice Of Vashon's, and other sources of reliable information.

Get Prepared
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Does your family & business have a communications plan? That is just one of a number of easy steps to enhance your safety & preparedness for any incident. Learn more by looking at our preparation information.

About Us
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VashonBePrepared is a coalition of some 10 disaster preparedness organizations on Vashon-Maury Island in Washington's Puget Sound region. Incorporated in 2007 we now work closely under Vashon Fire, King County of Emergency Management and support our partners' nearly 400 active volunteers.

I Want to Help Out
Help Out!

VashonBePrepared provides training and educational opportunities to keep the island community prepared for the next emergency. See opportunities to get involved or donate.

Latest Updates

By John Cornelison on 9/22/2021 7:43 AM
Region10CerTNational Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time.

This week’s theme for National Preparedness is Engage Your Community on Preparedness.

Preparedness is for everyone. There are many ways to engage your family, friends, neighbors, community, and volunteer groups on preparedness.

Go to https://vashonbeprepared.org/Help-Out/Volunteer to get involved!

Youth are leaders in preparedness. Over the past year, the FEMA Region 10 Youth Preparedness Council...
By John Cornelison on 9/3/2021 8:03 PM
from: https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/king-county-sheriffs-office-launches-new-phone-appKING COUNTY, Wash. — Community members in King County will now be able to submit tips, access inmate information, research sex offenders in their area and more with just a click away on their smartphones.On Thursday, King County Sheriff Mitzi G. Johanknecht announced a new smartphone app for the King County Sheriff’s Office.The app will help connect the community with the sheriff’s office and send out information to anyone with a smartphone.“Open and accurate communication are the fundamentals of transparency, which in turn builds trust with the communities we serve,” said Johanknecht. “Our new mobile app gives us a better way to alert, inform and prepare the public. We even have weather alerts.”The app provides access to information of public interest:Submit a tip Meet the Sheriff Access COVID-19 resources Receive push notifications...
By John Cornelison on 9/1/2021 9:47 AM
https://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/2021-08/ready_npm_instagram_spanish.pngThis week focuses on making an emergency plan. You are encouraged to do the following this week:

Talk with loved ones about the types of disasters that can impact you. This can be a conversation around the dinner table or a zoom call.Plan how to contact one another and have an out-of-area contact. Remember texts are more likely to go through over calls. Know how you and your loved ones will reconnect if separated. Consider the specific needs in your household when making your plan, including disabilities or accesses and functional needs, medical equipment, medications, etc. Practice your plan with everyone involved including your pets! Find additional activities on Ready.gov. Virtual Sessions In partnership with the state emergency management...
By John Cornelison on 8/31/2021 11:01 AM
Each September, FEMA’s Ready Campaign uses this time to encourage people to take steps to prepare for disasters and emergencies that could happen anywhere and at any time. This year’s theme is “Prepare to Protect.”Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love. Act now to prepare yourself and your family before disaster strikes.Throughout the month, weekly themes will be used to highlight basic preparedness activities that everyone can do, including:· Week 1, Sept. 1-4: Make A Plan· Week 2, Sept. 5-11: Build A Kit· Week 3, Sept. 12-18: Low-Cost, No-Cost Preparedness· Week 4, Sept. 19-25: Teach Children...