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FUSION Organization COVID-19 Response

FUSION leadership has implemented procedures and protocol as outlined by the King County Department of Health and State of Washington guidelines to ensure that as an organization we are doing our part to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
Transitional Housing
Our Case Manager is currently meeting housing guests virtually. If meeting in person is necessary, masks and social distancing are required. Repair work on FUSION housing units is scheduled for when guests are out of the home. FUSION staff and volunteers wear masks when it is necessary to enter the homes. When homes are undergoing transition work between guest occupancy, volunteers work in small groups of three to four people and wear masks at all times.
Pete Andersen Family Center
Guests at the family center participate in initial COVID 19 screening at intake into the shelter and ongoing via verbal screening. All incoming staff, volunteers and guests are required to take their temperature at our kiosk upon entering the building. Deep cleaning is completed on a constant rotating schedule by shelter staff. Shelter families use all community and shared public spaces one family at a time. The Family Center has a comprehensive COVID 19 written protocol which includes COVID testing and placement in local “quarantining facility” should a positive test result occur. Other safety precautions include:
  • Staff, Volunteers and Guests, including children over the age of 2, are required to wear a mask in all community and shared public spaces.
  • A plexiglass privacy shield is installed at the check-out desk.
  • Social distancing of 6 feet or more is enforced.
  • Sanitation stations are placed in community and shared spaces.
Boutique Retail Store
Our FUSION Décor Boutique store is still operating Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with adjustments to how our services and retail operations are being conducted to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19. We have taken steps to safeguard our customers, volunteers and staff by making the store as hygienic as possible. We have implemented the following:

 A mask or face covering is mandated for all who work or shop in the store.

Revised configuration is implemented to provide more space between furnishings for distanced browsing throughout the store.

  • Sanitation stations are placed in the public spaces and staff work areas.
  • A plexiglass privacy shield is installed at the check-out desk.
  • Boutique volunteers wipe down all keyboards, phones and high-use surfaces at the top of each hour while on shift. The store is deep cleaned regularly.
  • Social distancing of six feet or more is encouraged.
Poverty Bay Café
Our restaurant operation is temporarily closed pending pandemic guidelines.