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  • High Winds Threatening Island Power

    Friday October 16, 2020 12:57 pm

    PUGET SOUND ENERGY ALERT  Winds exceeding 17 MPH may cause trees to fall on power lines causing scattered power outages. This message was posted at 12:40pm on Friday and will be updated as needed. En Espanol Este es el Servicio de Alertas de Emergencia de la Voice of ...
  • HIGH WINDS

    Tuesday October 13, 2020 8:58 am

    It will be breezy today. The Vashon-specific forecast suggests wind picking up around 08:00, peaking at 20mph around the noon hour and then gradually diminishing over the afternoon and evening. This wind creates a potential for power outages on Vashon. Concerns with trees, wind and rainBecause trees still have their leaves on them increases the chances of them ...
  • SITUATION REPORT # 119

    Friday October 9, 2020 5:43 pm

    COVID-19 Vashon Situation Report Weekdays the Vashon Emergency Operations Center produces a briefing for our emergency workers and for the community. The M-W-F situation report includes information on Vashon community response actions and support. You can read the full text of today’s report as a PDF here and access older ones at: https://vashonbeprepared.org/News/SitReps ====================================================== Current Virus Statistics: Vashon Island COVID-19 Case Count ...
  • SITUATION REPORT # 117

    Friday October 2, 2020 4:54 pm

    COVID-19 Vashon Situation Report Weekdays the Vashon Emergency Operations Center produces a briefing for our emergency workers and for the community. The M-W-F situation report includes information on Vashon community response actions and support. You can read the full text of today’s report as a PDF here and access older ones at: https://vashonbeprepared.org/News/SitReps ====================================================== Current Virus Statistics: Vashon Island COVID-19 Case Count ...
  • HEALTH CARE PROGRESS REPORT

    Tuesday September 29, 2020 10:12 am

    Progress Report Meeting from Vashon Health Care The Vashon Health Care District will provide an on-line progress report to the community at a special meeting of the board of commissioners on Wednesday, September 30, at 7pm. The agenda will include reports by each commissioner about what the district has been doing to maintain and ...
  • SITUATION REPORT # 113, 2020

    Thursday September 24, 2020 7:25 am

    COVID-19 Vashon Situation Report Weekdays the Vashon Emergency Operations Center produces a briefing for our emergency workers and for the community. The M-W-F situation report includes information on Vashon community response actions and support. You can read the full text of today’s report as a PDF here and access older ones at: https://vashonbeprepared.org/News/SitReps ====================================================== Current Virus Statistics: Vashon Island COVID-19 Case Count as ...
  • SITUATION REPORT # 112, 2020

    Monday September 21, 2020 6:56 pm

    COVID-19 Vashon Situation Report Weekdays the Vashon Emergency Operations Center produces a briefing for our emergency workers and for the community. The M-W-F situation report includes information on Vashon community response actions and support. You can read the full text of today’s report as a PDF here and access older ones at: https://vashonbeprepared.org/News/SitReps ====================================================== Current Virus Statistics: Vashon Island COVID-19 Case Count ...
  • EN VIGOR: PROHIBIDO QUEMAR O HACER FOGATAS

    Tuesday September 8, 2020 6:05 pm

    De la Oficina del Jefe de Bomberos Chris Ricketts, el Jefe de Bomberos de King County ha publicado una prohibicion para quemar, estadio 2 en el Condado, que prohíbe todos los fuegos recreacionales al aire libre. La posibilidad de cocinar al aire libre se limita al uso de estufas de gas y carbón solamente. ANTECEDENTES: La ...
  • ROAD CLOSURE – DOCKTON ROAD SW AT TRAMP HARBOR ROAD SW

    Friday August 28, 2020 7:40 pm

    Road Closed This is a message from King County Road Services Division: Dockton Road SW at Tramp Harbor Road SW on Vashon Island On Monday, August 31, King County will begin a full, three-week closure of Dockton Road SW at Tramp Harbor Road SW and extending about 1,000 feet south on Vashon Island, as crews complete ...
  • FERRY ALERT: EARLY CLOSURE AT SOUTHWORTH TERMINAL 8/27 & 8/28

    Thursday August 27, 2020 9:37 am

    Ferry Alert: Early Closure at Southworth Terminal 8/27 & 8/28 Here’s a message from Washington State Ferries: The Southworth terminal facility must close early on Thursday, August 27 for maintenance. This requires the cancellation of the last three sailings of the day between Fauntleroy and Southworth. The following late-night/early morning sailings will be canceled: * 11:45 p.m. (Thursday, ...
  • SITUATION REPORT # 101 August 24, 2020

    Monday August 24, 2020 5:07 pm

    COVID-19 Vashon Situation Report Weekdays the Vashon Emergency Operations Center produces a briefing for our emergency workers and for the community. The M-W-F situation report includes information on Vashon community response actions and support. You can read the full text of today’s report as a PDF here and access older ones at: https://vashonbeprepared.org/News/SitReps ====================================================== Current Virus Statistics: Vashon Island COVID-19 Case Count ...
  • Heatwave Today Ola de calor hoy

    Monday July 27, 2020 9:10 am

    Heatwave  This message is from the National Weather Service: There is a HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNINGTO 8 PMPDT THIS EVENING…* WHAT...High temperatures of 90 to 95 degrees expected.* WHERE...Tacoma Area, Lower Chehalis Valley Area, Southwest Interior and Seattle and Vicinity.* WHEN…From 9 AM this morning to 8 PM PDT this evening.* IMPACTS...Hot temperatures will cause a moderate risk for ...
  • Governor Inslee Mandates Masks

    Wednesday June 24, 2020 6:22 pm

    Face Masks Mandatory StatewideAfter reports of COVID 19 cases increasing, Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health John Wiesman announced a statewide mandatory face covering order that will take effect Friday, June 26.Starting Friday, every Washingtonian must wear a facial covering when in a public space. This includes indoor and outdoor public spaces. Wearing a mask is ...
  • TRANSIT ALERT – SOME METRO SERVICE IS BEING RESTORED ON JUNE 22 – ALERTA DE TRANSITO – PARTE DEL SERVICIO DE METRO SE RESTAURA PARA EL 22 DE JUNIO.

    Sunday June 21, 2020 1:32 pm

    Wear a mask at stops and while riding transit; note service adjustments, travel options and coach capacity guidelines; allow plenty of time for transit trips Metro Some previously reduced Metro service is being restored on Monday, June 22. Routes 118, 119 will resume service. King County Water Taxi Vashon and West Seattle routes will ...
  • New Travel Options for Ferries ~ Nuevas opciones para llegar a ferries

    Wednesday June 10, 2020 3:54 pm

    More Vans Available There are now a new option available for those who need a ride to and from the Vashon water taxi, or for essential trips on Vashon. King County Metro’s Community Van has temporarily expanded to a four-van fleet and has partnered with Metro transit operators to fulfill more essential trips on Vashon-Maury Island. ...
  • NO WATER TAXI SERVICE MAY 25TH

    Sunday May 24, 2020 12:01 pm

    No Service on Memorial Day The King County Water Taxi for Vashon Island routes will not be in service Monday, May 25 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Both routes will return to the reduced schedules currently in effect on Tuesday, May 26. This message was posted at 12:00 on Sunday and will be updated as ...
  • KING COUNTY RESIDENTS ARE DIRECTED TO WEAR FACE COVERINGS IN MOST PUBLIC SETTINGS

    Monday May 18, 2020 11:47 am

    Wear a Mask When Out in Public This message is from the King County Health Dept: Starting on May 18, 2020, King County residents are directed to wear face coverings in most public settings. Wear a face covering when you are at any indoor or outdoor public space where you may be within 6 feet of someone ...
  • NO LOADING/OFFLOADING AT FAUNTLEROY TERMINAL

    Wednesday May 6, 2020 1:14 pm

    No Loading/Offloading at Fauntleroy Terminal Until Further Notice Here’s a message from Washington State Ferries: Due to unscheduled maintenance on the Fauntleroy terminal’s transfer span, vehicles and passengers will not be be loaded or offloaded until further notice. Maintenance staff has been dispatched to assess the issue. Updates will occur as more information becomes available. You can ...
  • GOVERNOR EXTENDS STAY AT HOME ORDER; EL GOBERNADOR EXTIENDE LA ORDEN DE QUE= DARSE EN CASA

    Friday May 1, 2020 5:58 pm

    * Governor Jay Inslee announced that he will extend the Stay Home, Stay Safe order until the end of May. He described a four phase plan to reduce restrictions based on the health data. Examples of openings before May 31 would be allowing retail stories to do curbside pickup, as well as ...
  • LATEST INFORMATION ON COVID 19 AND STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS

    Tuesday April 28, 2020 2:35 pm

    VashonBePrepared, The Backbone Campaign and Voice of Vashon collaberated April 25th to host a second bi-lingual Town Hall on the effects of COVID 19 on Vashon. To view the broadcast in English Town Hall in English Greater Seattle Coronavirus Assessment (SCAN) tests healthy and sick persons, while MRC and Neighborcare are currently constrained by PHSKC ...
  • INSTRUCTIONS TO JOIN VASHON TOWN HALL MEETING ON COVID 19

    Friday April 24, 2020 11:44 am

    Vashon’s second COVID-19 Town Hall will take place Saturday, April 25, from 10 am to 11:30 am. A panel of island experts join Fire Chief Charlie Krimmert and leaders of the all-volunteer Vashon Emergency Operations Center to answer questions about COVID-19 and the island’s response to layoffs, business closures, ...
  • VASHON TOWN HALL MEETING APRIL 25 CORONAVIRUS

    Friday April 24, 2020 10:50 am

    Vashon Town Hall: The next island wide COVID-19 Briefing and Town Hall will be on Saturday April 25th from 10-11:30am. A live Spanish translation will be available. Work continues on technology to support the town hall online viewing, instructions will be released tomorrow. In advance of the meeting, ...
  • 2nd Covid-19 Town Hall – English & Español

    Wednesday April 22, 2020 3:21 pm

    Vashon’s second COVID-19  Town Hall  took place Saturday, April 25, from 10 am to 11:30 am.  A panel of island experts joined Fire Chief Charlie Krimmert and leaders of the all-volunteer Vashon Emergency Operations Center to answer questions about COVID-19 and the island’s response to layoffs, business closures, food availability, testing, transportation issues and what ...
  • KEY UPDATES FROM EOC BULLETIN ISSUED APRIL 21

    Wednesday April 22, 2020 3:10 pm

    Some items of note from the EOC bulletin issued April 21. Please share this information with anyone who needs it. * Emergency Assistance of $500 for restaurant or food service workers in King County from The Plate Fund. If you worked up until March 1, 2020 or are currently working in a food or service establishment ...
  • SE CANCELA EL SERVICO DE AUTOBUSES EN VASHON

    Saturday April 18, 2020 10:10 am

    Se ha descontinuado el servicio de autobuses Todo el servicio que Metro bus da en Vashon, se cancelará en el futuro inmediato a partir del 17 de abril. La furgoneta comunitaria será lo que se podrá usar. Esta furgoneta comunitaria está disponible para quien la necesite dentro de la isla, para la adquisición de ...
  • BUS SERVICE CANCELATION ON VASHON

    Friday April 17, 2020 8:50 am

    Bus Service Discontinued All Metro bus service will end on Vashon for the foreseeable future beginning Saturday, April 17. The community van is the back up solution. Community Van is available to fulfill on island trip requests for basic needs such as grocery store trips, foodbank, non-COVID 19 medical related trips, prescription pickups, to/from ...
  • KING COUNTY WASTEMOBILE COMING TO VASHON

    Wednesday April 15, 2020 2:03 pm

    Accepting Hazardous Materials This Month The Wastemobile will be visiting Vashon on April 24-26 from 10am to 5pm. The address is 17001 107th Ave SW, Vashon and is the Tjomsland Gravel Pit . They ask that you postpone hauling your hazardous waste to this event unless necessary. If you are unable to delay ...
  • Watch Covid-19 PSA

    Tuesday April 14, 2020 11:16 am

    Spread the word, not the virus. A public service announcement about CoViD-19 from VashonResilience.org  https://vimeo.com/406881004 Propaga la palabra, no propagues el virus. Echa un vistazo al primer PSA VashonResilience.org CoViD-19. https://vimeo.com/406398642
  • TIPS FOR OLDER ADULTS IN STAYING CONNECTED // CONSEJOS PARA ADULTOS MAYORES PARA MANTENERSE CONECTADOS

    Tuesday April 14, 2020 11:04 am

    Official Insights From Public Health Are you an older adult or do you have older adults in your life that you love? Protecting ourselves and those we love by staying apart is hard. People may struggle with isolation and maintaining mental and physical health. King County Public Health Staff have insights into ...
  • VASHON RESIDENTS HAVE TO ACCESS TO COVID-19 TESTING

    Saturday April 4, 2020 9:59 pm

    Stay Informed-The Testing Project Vashon Island residents will have access to COVID-19 testing. How: If your medical care provider – on or off island – has referred you for a test. If you do not have a healthcare provider, you may call Neighborcare Health at 206-548-5710 or Vashon Natural Medicine at 206-463-4778 to discuss your symptoms. When: Starting ...
  • LOCAL PHYSICIANS RECOMMEND AGAINST ESTABLISHING A COVID CARE CENTER ON VASHON ISLAND

    Saturday April 4, 2020 8:52 pm

    Stay Informed Vashon medical professionals have recommended against establishing an on-island care center for COVID-19 patients. In a care plan issued Friday, April 3, the Vashon Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) said the island lacks what is needed for such a center, including available doctors, other health-care workers, and a facility with necessary supplies. * One ...
  • GOV. JAY INSLEE EXTENDS CORONAVIRUS STAY-HOME ORDER THROUGH MAY 4

    Thursday April 2, 2020 7:33 pm

    Stay Home – Stay Safe Gov. Jay Inslee Thursday announced an extension of his emergency stay-home order through the end of May 4, to halt the spread of the Coronavirus. This announcement extends by nearly a month Gov. Jay Inslee’s order that closed thousands of Washington businesses, public schools, etc. as the state continues ...
  • LIVE-TOWN HALL WITH FIRE CHIEF KRIMMERT-COVID-19

    Thursday April 2, 2020 6:40 pm

    Stay Informed There will be an online COVID-19 briefing for the community on Saturday, April 4, from 10 AM 11:30 AM with Vashon Fire Chief Charlie Krimmert and members of the Vashon Emergency Operations Center, in English and Español. If you would like to submit questions, please email them by 3 PM Friday to: townhallquestions@vashonbeprepared.org View it ...
  • KING CO. COVID-19 DATA DASHBOARD

    Monday March 30, 2020 2:55 pm

    Stay Informed King County has created a COVID-19 database summary webpage that can keep you abreast on King County statistics. Click here Since January 21, 2020, Public Health – Seattle & King Country has been responding to the outbreak of COVID-19 in coordination with their partners at the Washington State Department of Health ...
  • STATE FERRIES TO REDUCE SERVICE BEGINNING SUNDAY, MARCH 29

    Saturday March 28, 2020 9:42 am

    State ferries to reduce service in central Puget Sound beginning Sunday, March 29 Here’s a message from Washington State Ferries: Washington State Ferries’ central Puget Sound routes will temporarily move to a reduced service plan as part of the state’s response to COVID-19. These reductions will start at the beginning of the service day Sunday, ...
  • ONE CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASE ON VASHON

    Thursday March 26, 2020 9:22 am

    One Confirmed COVID-19 Case on Vashon This is a message from the Voice of Vashon Emergency Alert System, WQHK, 904 As of March 25th, Public Health – Seattle and King County report one Vashon resident tested positive out of 31 total tested. Updates on this information can be found daily at: www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health Federal law prohibits releasing the ...
  • VASHON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COVID-19 BUSINESS SURVEY

    Wednesday March 25, 2020 11:15 am

    Vashon Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Business Survey Do you own a business? Working from a store front, home, farm or nonprofit? Vashon Chamber of Commerce is checking on all island businesses: how is COVID-19 disrupting your business? Help us identify what our businesses need. Please take the Business Impact Survey: http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07egzf3vdyk80gnodo/a00tk86bc3z7/questions We will report back on what we ...
  • CLARIFICATION – GROCERY STORES THAT ARE OPEN ON VASHON

    Tuesday March 24, 2020 3:52 pm

    Clarification of Grocery Stores Open Grocery stores that are open: * Thriftway * IGA * Minglement * Burton Mercantile If you need special arrangements call first prior to going to the store This message was posted at 15:50 and will be updated as necessary. en español Aclarando que tiendas están abiertas: Las tiendas que esán abiertas son: * Thriftway ...
  • GOV. INSLEE ORDERS SHELTER IN PLACE

    Tuesday March 24, 2020 1:47 pm

    News Affecting Vashon On Sunday, Governor Inslee ordered everyone but workers considered ‘essential workers” to stay at home for the next two weeks. This order will: * Require every Washingtonian to stay home unless they need to pursue an essential activity * Ban all gatherings for social, spiritual and recreation purposes * Close all non-essential business What ...
  • WSF EXTENDS WINTER SAILING SCHEDULE

    Monday March 23, 2020 2:04 pm

    WSF Extends Winter Sailing Schedule Through April 25 Here’s a message from Washington State Ferries: Washington State Ferries will extend its current winter sailing schedule through the end of next month due to declines in ridership from COVID-19. The spring sailing schedule will now tentatively begin on April 26 rather than March 29. Customers should continue following ...
  • LOS DOCTORES LOCALES ESTÁN VIENDO LA POSIBILIDAD DE TESTEAR PARA COVID-19.

    Sunday March 22, 2020 4:03 pm

    MRC Established Steering Committee RESÚMEN El cuerpo de voluntarios del MRC o cuerpo reserva médica, ha establecido un comité para explorar las diferentes opciones que hay para poder hacer la prueba del COVID-19 en la isla. Los humanos no tienen en este momento inmunidad a la infeccion para la que no hay tratamientos disponibles. ...
  • LOCAL DRS. EXPLORING COVID-19 TESTING

    Sunday March 22, 2020 1:16 pm

    MRC Established Steering Committee SUMMARY Vashon Island’s volunteer Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) has established the COVID Testing Steering Committee exploring options for testing island residents for COVID-19. Humans have no immunity and currently no medications are available. Vashon Island has no cases confirmed by Public Health – Seattle and King County (PHSKC). BACKGROUND The Vashon Island’s ...
  • METRO REDUCES BUS SERVICE – 118 & 119 STILL OPERATING. METRO REDUCE EL SERVICIO DE AUTOBUSES, PERO EL 118 Y 119, ESTAN OPERANDO.

    Friday March 20, 2020 1:39 pm

    Reduced Bus Route Schedule to Begin King County Executive Dow Constantine has signed an order for Metro to start implementing reduced services on March 23. Today Metro has provided a Reduced Schedule that they will follow during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, Vashon’s routes 118 & 119 will not be affected while route ...
  • RESTAURANTS PROVIDING OPTIONS LOS RESTAURANTS ESTÁN PROPORCIONANDO OPCIONES

    Thursday March 19, 2020 10:37 am

    Restaurants offering options Many Island restaurants are responding to the COVID 19 shutdown with online ordering, take-out and some with delivery options. Patronizing these businesses will help to assure they’re still there when we can eat-in again. Most require advance orders for pickup. Call to find out if you can drop in ...
  • CORRECTION: VASHON NATURAL MEDICINE DOES NOT HAVE TESTING FOR COVID-19

    Tuesday March 17, 2020 2:46 pm

    CORRECTION!! At this time Vashon Natural Medicine IS NOT performing COVID-19 testing. They are referring to Multicare, CHI Franciscan and Kaiser. The Emergency Alert Service apologizes for any confusion this may have caused. This message was posted at 14:45 on Tuesday and will be updated as needed.
  • COVID 19 TIP NO. 14 ISLAND GROCERS OFFER OPTIONS / LAS TIENDAS DE ALIMENTOS EN LA ISLA, OFRECEN VARIAS OPCIONES

    Tuesday March 17, 2020 1:58 pm

    Call or Go Online / Llame o visite en línea Island Grocers Offer Options With the State’s closure of bars and restaurants, as well as the need to avoid contact with others, some Island grocers will provide remote ordering with pickup and/or delivery. Here’s what we know about Island grocers: Vashon Thriftway will offer curbside pickup ...
  • COVID-19 TIP #8 DO YOU HAVE IT?

    Tuesday March 17, 2020 12:22 pm

    What to Do if You Have Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 If you are sick and have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or are suspected to have the illness, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to others in your home and community. * Stay home except to get medical care. * Separate yourself from ...
  • WHAT TO DO WITH THE KIDS DURING THE SHUTDOWN — ¿Qué hacer con los chicos mientras las ecuelas están cerradas?

    Tuesday March 17, 2020 10:03 am

    What to do with Kids at home With schools closed and parents working from home, keeping kids occupied and abreast of their education is critical. Here are some tips for Vashon families: * Vashon parks and trails are open. Pick a number of them (10, 25, 50) and record walking them all. Take photos or draw ...
  • CIERRES QUE SE HARAN EFECTIVOS EL LUNES

    Monday March 16, 2020 1:08 pm

    El Gobernador Jay Inslee anuncio que temporalmente cerrará restaurants, bares y sitios de entretenimiento y recreacionales en todo el estado – como gimnasios, teatros, cines – debido a la infección por coronavirus. Los restaurantes servirán nada mas comida para llevar. Esta orden estará activa hasta el 31 de marzo. También se extenderá la protección en la ...
  • PRECAUCIONES AL TOMAR TRANSPORTE DEL KING COUNTY METRO TRANSIT

    Monday March 16, 2020 12:56 pm

    Que está haciendo Metro como precaución contra el COVID-19: * Ráápidamente se han movilizado para asegurarse que cada camión, tranvía y water taxi se les desinfecte una vez al día, por el equipo de limpieza de Metro. * Los miembros del equipo, quienes están muy bien entrenados, se concentran especialmente en áreas que se tocan mucho y ...
  • METRO PRECAUTIONS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

    Monday March 16, 2020 12:28 pm

    King County Metro Transit Precautions What Metro is doing as precautions against COVID-19: * They have quickly transitioned to ensure that every bus, streetcar, and water taxi is disinfected by Metro’s crews every single day. * Their trained team members focus especially on high-touch areas, including buttons, handholds, pull cords, rails, and stanchions. * Crews will be ...
  • GOV. INSLEE ORDERS STATEWIDE SHUTDOWN OF RESTAURANTS, BARS; FURTHER LIMITS GATHERINGS

    Monday March 16, 2020 9:15 am

    Closings Effective Monday Gov. Jay Inslee announced he will temporarily shut down restaurants, bars and entertainment and recreational facilities statewide — such as gyms and movie theaters — due to the coronavirus. Restaurants will be take-out and delivery only. The order will last until March 31. He will also expand the protection to limit the size ...
  • VISD EMERGENCY FOOD FOR CHILDREN

    Sunday March 15, 2020 8:24 pm

    Free Breakfast and lunches from VISD Vashon Island School District will offer meals starting Monday March 16, 2020 for ANY VISD students that need them. They encourage families to complete the community survey at this web address so the district can plan for quantities: click here Starting Monday Morning, March 16th Vashon Island ...
  • COVID-19 TIP #7

    Sunday March 15, 2020 8:03 am

    What to Do if You Have Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 If you are sick and have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or are suspected to have the illness, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to others in your home and community. * Stay home except to get medical care. * Separate yourself from ...
  • OFICINAS DE GOBIERNO QUE CERRARAN DEL 16 AL 27 DE MARZO

    Saturday March 14, 2020 1:23 pm

    Muchos de los servicios en persona que el King County ofrece, estarán cerrados en respuesta al brote de COVID-19 Para ayudar a disminuir la diseminación del COVID-19 (nuevo coronavirus), el King County cerrará los servicios que da en persona a partir del 16 de marzo hasta el viernes 27 de marzo. Los servicios afectados son los ...
  • GOVERNMENT OFFICES CLOSING MARCH 16-27

    Saturday March 14, 2020 10:49 am

    Many King County in-person services closing in response to COVID-19 outbreak To help slow the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), King County will close many in-person customer services from Monday, March 16 through at least Friday, March 27. The county services affected are: * Treasury operations (including property tax payments) at the King County Administration ...
  • COVID-19 TIP #6

    Saturday March 14, 2020 8:01 am

    What to Expect in Coming Weeks Here’s a tip from the experts to help you and your household stay safe from coronavirus COVID-19 Public health agencies say we should expect to see more cases of COVID-19 as testing increases, both locally and around the United States. We should not panic, but keep doing what we’ve ...
  • Ultima actualización sobre el manejo de emergencias de King County

    Friday March 13, 2020 9:38 am

    020_03_13   Ultima actualización sobre el manejo de emergencias de King County Para aquellos de ustedes a quienes les gustaría seguir las noticias oficiales sobre el COVID-19, para los tres condados locales, aquí hay varios enlaces: Actualización de noticias Pandemia: El Gobernador ha ordenado el cierre de las escuelas de K-12 hasta el 24 de abril en los condados de ...
  • COVID-19 TIP #5

    Friday March 13, 2020 8:04 am

    Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer Here’s a tip from the experts to help you and your household stay safe from coronavirus COVID-19. Frequent hand washing is important to help prevent COVID-19, and public health experts agree that it is better to wash your hands than use hand sanitizer. But sometimes a squirt of hand sanitizer might ...
  • RESOURSE LINKS FOR INFORMATION

    Thursday March 12, 2020 4:58 pm

    Here’s the latest update from your friends at King County Emergency Management. For those of you that would like to follow the COVID-19 Official News for the three local counties, here are multiple links: News Updates * Pandemic: Governor orders K-12 closure through April 24 in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties: click here * Schools: Area closures for all ...
  • Governor Press Conference at 2pm Today on School Guidelines Concerning COVID-19 En Español

    Thursday March 12, 2020 12:43 pm

    Hoy será posible ver hoy la conferencia de prensa del GobernadorHabrá una transmisión en vivo TVW y en su página de Facebook,  governor’s Facebook page  hoy 2PM  SUJETO:  Actualización de los nuevos lineamientos para las escuelas El Gobernador Jay Inslee se dirigirá a los medios de comunicación hoy jueves para anunciar los nuevos lineamientos para las escuelas con el fin de ...
  • GOVERNOR PRESS CONFERENCE ON NEW SCHOOL GUIDELINES FOR COVID-19

    Thursday March 12, 2020 12:24 pm

    Latest Update From the Governor This message is from the King County Joint Information Center: There will be the ability to view the Govenor’s press conference today. It will be live-streamed by TVW and on the governor’s Facebook page 2PM today SUBJECT: COVID-19 updates on new school guidelines Gov. Jay Inslee will ...
  • VASHON ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT TO PROVIDE SERVICES DURING TEMPORARY CLOSURE

    Thursday March 12, 2020 10:04 am

    Here are specific services VISD will provide during the school closure: Food Services: VISD is prepared to provide food services beginning Monday the 16th as a “Grab ‘n’ Go” lunch. “Grab ‘n’ Go” meals will be provided to ANY VISD student. Targeted delivery services are part of this planning. Child Care: VISD is setting a goal to provide ...
  • COVID-19 TIP #4

    Thursday March 12, 2020 8:04 am

    Guidelines for Workplaces and Businesses Here’s a tip from the experts to help you and your household stay safe from coronavirus COVID-19. In an effort to slow the spread of the novel corona virus, public health officials are asking businesses to help their employees work from home when that’s possible. Here are a few guidelines. * Supply employees ...
  • DISTRITO ESCOLAR DE LA ISLA DE VASHON CIERRE HASTA EL 24 DE ABRIL

    Wednesday March 11, 2020 11:05 pm

    Noticias del Superintendente, Dr. Slade McSheehy Saludos a las Familias y Personal del VISD, Esta tarde, el equipo de liderazgo del Distrito y yo nos reunimos en una videoconferencia con el Gobernador Jay Inslee, Chris Reykdal el Superintendente de OSPI y los Superintendentes de los condados King y Pierce. El Gobernador Inslee compartió con nosotros información sobre el ...
  • VASHON ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT CLOSING ‘TIL APRIL 24

    Wednesday March 11, 2020 8:18 pm

    Here’s a message from Vashon Island School District Superintendent Dr. Slade McSheehy District leadership met in a video conference with Gov. Jay Inslee, OSPI Superintendent Chris Reykdal, and the King and Pierce County Superintendents. It was clear from both of these conferences that we will see massive school closure announcements in Snohomish, King, and ...
  • PLAN AHEAD BEFORE GOING OUT

    Wednesday March 11, 2020 5:25 pm

    Business and Organizations Temporarily Closing The COVID-19 virus has caused some local businesses to close temporarily or reduce their operating hours. Make sure to confirm from home first the businesses or performances you plan on going to before going out. With a confirmed case of COVID-19 on the island, more precaution should be taken ...
  • COVID-19 TIP #3

    Wednesday March 11, 2020 7:42 am

    Basic Prevention Action Steps Here’s a tip from the experts to help you and your household stay safe from coronavirus COVID-19. Don’t let the virus in. That’s the best way to avoid getting sick. Here are some action steps to help you keep the virus away. * Practice excellent personal hygiene habits, including washing your hands with ...
  • COVID-19 TIP #2

    Tuesday March 10, 2020 8:03 am

    Here’s a tip from the experts to help you and your household stay safe from coronavirus COVID-19. The Washington State Department of Health has established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have general questions about what is happening in Washington, or how the virus is spread, call 1-800-525-0127. Phone lines are ...
  • COVID-19 TIP #1 (SPANISH)

    Monday March 9, 2020 9:18 pm

    Lavarse las manos Aquí hay un consejo de los expertos para ayudarlo a usted y a todos en casa a mantenerse protegidos contra la infección por el coronavirus COVID-19. Una de las más importantes acciones para prevenir infecciones por el COVID-19 – es la de lavarse las manos con frecuencia a lo largo del día. Pero, lavárselas ...
  • COVID-19 TIP #1

    Monday March 9, 2020 12:12 pm

    Wash Hands Here’s a tip from the experts to help you and your household stay safe from coronavirus COVID-19. One of the most important actions to prevent COVID-19 — wash your hands often throughout the day. But wash them in a particular way that really works. Here are some suggestions from the Centers for Disease Control. ...
  • MANY OFFICE BLOOD DRIVES ARE CANCELED AND SEATTLE NOW FACES A SHORTAGE

    Monday March 9, 2020 12:01 pm

    EMERGENCY BLOOD DRIVE Monday, March 9 WHERE: Vashon Island Home Center & Lumber (97th Place SW, Vashon WA 98070) Mobile bus in parking lot DRIVE HOURS: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm (registration check is closed 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm) To sign up, please visit www.bloodworksnw.org/drives Scroll down and use Sponsor Code: ...
  • FERRY SYSTEM COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

    Wednesday March 4, 2020 5:39 pm

    ALL ROUTES: Washington State Ferries’ Response to Coronavirus Here’s a message from Washington State Ferries: Washington State Ferries is taking a number of steps to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) and keep their facilities as safe as possible. Under WSF’s Safety and Management System guidelines, vessel crews are instructed to clean vessels ...
  • TRIANGLE ROUTE BACK TO NORMAL SERVICE

    Wednesday March 4, 2020 6:40 am

    Faunt/Va/SW Service Back to Normal Here’s a message from Washington State Ferries: M/V Kittitas is repaired and returns to service today, Wednesday, March 4, at the start of the service day. This restores the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route to its regular 3-boat schedule. The operating order for the vessels will be #1 Issaquah, #2 Kittitas and #3 ...
  • TRIANGLE ROUTE ON TWO-BOAT SCHEDULE – UPDATE

    Tuesday March 3, 2020 4:15 pm

    Faunt/Va/SW – 2-Boat Schedule Continues Here’s a message from Washington State Ferries: Due to the temporary 2-boat schedule, expect delays during peak commute times throughout the afternoon. Updates will be provided as more information is available. Check VesselWatch at the WSDOT website for real-time departure and arrival times. Here are the links to the adjusted schedules: 2-Boat ...
  • AVISO DE EMERGENCIA

    Tuesday March 3, 2020 10:23 am

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  • TRIANGLE ROUTE ON TWO-BOAT SCHEDULE

    Monday March 2, 2020 9:54 pm

    Faunt/Va/SW – 2-Boat Schedule In Effect, March 3 Here’s a message from Washington State Ferries: Due to the need for more extensive repairs to the M/V Kittitas, Washington State Ferries will implement a 2-boat schedule on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route starting Tuesday, March 3. The Cathlamet will operate as the #1 vessel, with the Issaquah as the #2. The ...
  • METRO STILL OPERATING DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK

    Monday March 2, 2020 9:18 am

    Transit’s COVID-19 Preparation Strategy Metro Here’s a message from King County Metro: At this time, King County Metro service will continue to operate as scheduled. Metro crews are cleaning buses and water taxis daily. In the event of an unsanitary condition, their continuing practice is to remove a bus from service for crews to conduct a thorough cleaning and ...
  • BEING PREPARED FOR COVID-19

    Saturday February 29, 2020 4:59 pm

    COVID-19 Information Here is a message about the COVID-19 corona virus from VashonBePrepared. Dozens of news articles this week have cause widespread concern about COVID-19. While the seasonal flu is much more prevalent and thus much more likely to affect people, it’s true that COVID-19 has a higher death rate than the flu and currently ...
  • NO VASHON ISLAND WATER TAXI 2/17/2020

    Sunday February 16, 2020 12:01 pm

    Here’s a message from King County Metro: The Vashon Island routes of the King County Water Taxi will not be in service on Monday, February 17, 2020 in observance of President’s Day. The route will return to normal service on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. This message was posted on Sunday at 12pm and will be updated ...