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- Vashon Island residents to have COVID-19 Testing Project
Vashon Island will have a COVID-19 Testing Project for island residents referred by a care provider. Vashon Island’s volunteer Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), in collaboration with Vashon Island Fire and Rescue, and VashonBePrepared, will open the project site on April 7, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and operate on weekdays as the availability […]
- Local physicians recommend against establishing a COVID care center on Vashon Island
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 example: There is […]
- Stay At Home and Eat Well
We are in the midst of a pandemic that is putting many of our health care providers on the front line. They are constantly exposed to huge amounts of a potentially deadly virus, often working under increasingly grueling conditions without adequate equipment. The next time you spray your kitchen counter with Lysol because a few […]
- WSF temporarily reducing service on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth Route
Washington State Ferries is temporarily reducing service on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route beginning on Sunday, March 29 due to significant declines in ridership. The reductions are tentatively scheduled to last through April 25. In addition to the route operating on its two-boat schedule, the following daily sailings will be cancelled: 1:25 a.m. from Vashon to Fauntleroy 1:45 […]
- Crises and Opportunities
Well, it appears that the world turned upside down since the last issue. I’m sure we are all amazed at how quickly and how completely things can change due to the presence of something that most of us have as yet to personally see any evidence of—a mighty civilization laid low by the tiniest and […]
- Vashon Loop Delays Printing until April 2
Due to distribution issues during the Coved-19 outbreak the Vashon Loop will be out in print on April 2. The website is still being updated with relevant stories. Our website remains free to use for all. If you have information or a story for the Vashon Loop please send it to email@example.com At this time […]
- VYFS is Continuing to Provide Essential Community Services During COVID-19 Crisis
As the Vashon Island community faces the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vashon Youth and Family Services continues to provide vital social services to the island community. VYFS programs have adapted how they operate to both meet the need of the community and to comply with all instructions from the CDC. One of VYFS’s biggest […]
- Local physicians explore COVID testing for Vashon residents
The Vashon Island’s Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) has established a COVID Testing Steering Committee. The committee is exploring options for testing island residents for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Humans have no immunity and currently no medications are available. Vashon Island currently has no cases confirmed by Public Health – Seattle and King County […]
- 2020 Spring Fix-It Café Canceled
The Vashon Fix-It Café, dedicated to reducing waste and building community, scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2020, from 10am to 2pm at the Vashon Eagles Club has been canceled. As Vashonites shelter in place and take on home repairs and projects check out the Fix-It Café website at http://vashonfixit.com/. There you will find a number […]
- Inslee, nonprofits launch fund for state’s food banks as supply levels drop
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Demand expected to double this week to 1.6 million people in need Inslee, nonprofits launch fund for state’s food banks as supply levels drop Wire Service
- No-show season: WIAA announces cancellation of spring sports, activities
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Due to the school closure extension, the cancellation includes all practices, competitions, tournaments and championships, WIAA says. No-show season: WIAA announce …
- Sound Transit suspends light rail construction projects amid COVID-19 response
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Some work will continue Sound Transit suspends light rail construction projects amid COVID-19 response Wire Service
- First WA state prisoner tests positive for COVID-19
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The man is the first person in Washington to contract the disease while in a state prison. First WA state prisoner tests positive for COVID-19 Wire Service
- Students will not return to classrooms this school year
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Monday’s decision applies to all schools — public, private and charter. Students will not return to classrooms this school year Wire Service
- King County reduces jail population by more than 600
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. At facilities in Kent, Seattle King County reduces jail population by more than 600 Steve Hunter
- COVID-19 testing coming to island next week
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. Neighborcare Health, VashonBePrepared will both begin offering limited testing, evaluation services. COVID-19 testing coming to island next week Paul Rowley
- New self-swab COVID-19 test is just as accurate, study finds
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber – Your local homepage. The study, under peer review, was led by an Everett Clinic doctor. It could speed up testing nationwide. New self-swab COVID-19 test is just as accurate, study fin …
Find out when School Schedules change due to weather
Direct link to the Vashon School District Emergency Information – Snow/Weather Schedule changes page can be found here. http://flashalert.net/news.html?id=4288
Stay updated on most King County Schools here: Public Schools Emergency Communication System. www.schoolreport.org
South Sound and Kitsap School information can be found here: www.pugetinfo.net/
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Whenever something happens that you need to know about, we’ll get it out there for you. Stay tuned, Stay warm, stay safe, and stay tuned to VoV Standing By at 1650 am on your AM radio dial.
Do you know what to do? What would you do if your home were damaged so bad you could not stay there? How would you cope with the power being out for seven days or longer? How would you help your neighbor? Making sure that not only you are ready but so will your pets. www.VashonBePrepared.org
- FA chairman Greg Clarke: English football could 'lose clubs and leagues'
English football faces "the danger of losing clubs and leagues" amid economic challenges "beyond the wildest imagination", says FA chairman Greg Clarke.
- Coronavirus pandemic: Tracking the global outbreak
Key maps and charts explaining how the respiratory virus has spread around the world and how it is being dealt with.
- Coronavirus: UK cases 'could be moving in the right direction'
The UK's chief scientific adviser says the curve of the epidemic may be starting to flatten.
- Coronavirus UK map: How many confirmed cases are there in your area?
Key graphics explaining how coronavirus has spread in the UK and the government's response.
- Coronavirus: Testing and why it matters
What are the tests for coronavirus and how do they work?
- Coronavirus: What is the risk to men over 50?
While most people will have mild symptoms and recover quickly, some are more prone to getting sick.
- Coronavirus: NHS staff with Covid-19 given wrong test results
A total of 10 frontline healthcare workers tested for Coronavirus were involved.
- Coronavirus: Paris bans daytime outdoor exercise
France's new restriction on exercise in the capital comes as the death toll rises above 10,000.