Notice to Ballou & Bedell Clients Concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19)
We are writing to update clients of Ballou & Bedell on the evolving situation brought about by the rapid spread of the potentially life threatening Coronavirus, also known as Covid-19, and its impact on your legal matters with us. We have been following the situation closely and keeping ourselves updated with information provided by local, state and federal authorities.
We are open for business and so long as we can stay healthy, we will continue to work and respond to the legal needs of our clients. Fortunately, we have been preparing for an event like this for some time and have invested in our staff and technology systems to allow us to work remotely. Some our staff are already working from home. So, even if we close the office, we will continue to communicate, work and respond remotely to the legal needs of our clients. However, we do ask for your patience and understanding as we adjust to the current circumstances.
We have stepped-up our office cleaning and personal hygiene practices, including hand-washing, surface cleanings, especially doors, tables, keyboards, and we are practicing social distancing, enthusiastically doing our part to help Flatten the Curve. We are not shaking hands and we are maintaining the recommended distance of about 6 feet between individuals in the office, including clients and staff. Any staff feeling ill will be sent home. Thus far, none of our staff has shown symptoms or tested positive for the Coronavirus.
At this time, we will continue to meet with clients that have appointments or that wish to meet in person, but we ask you to consider your health and to stay home if you are feeling ill, had contact with an infected person, have a fever, or have traveled abroad recently. We are also offering and strongly encouraging clients, especially those more vulnerable to the virus, to “meet” with us by phone or video chat such as FaceTime or Skype.
We will continue to monitor the situation and update you as things change.
David Ballou & Kathryn Bedell