Burien’s non-profit Hospitality House women’s shelter confirmed its first COVID-19 exposure with this announcement on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020:

“Last week Hospitality House confirmed its first COVID-19 exposure.

“After a client tested positive, Hospitality House staff and King County Public Health immediately began to work in concert.

“Clients were taken to an offsite accommodation to safely quarantine.

“The shelter has been temporarily closed to accommodate cleaning and a 14-day quarantine for both clients and staff.

“The continued safety of our clients, staff, and volunteers remains our utmost priority.

“We remain steadfast in our high standards and appreciate your support as we negotiate our health and safety plan.”