Stinson LLP: COVID-19 Preparedness and Service
As the COVID-19 pandemic has increasingly placed everyone at risk and disrupted lives and businesses, we want to share with you measures we have in place and assure you of our uninterrupted service to you, in better times and in times as challenging as these.
As one element of a robust business continuity plan, we built network infrastructure for full remote work. At the outset of U.S. exposure to COVID-19, we re-examined and took steps to augment this remote capability where necessary. We are confident that we are fully able to serve your legal needs in the current environment, even if our physical offices close to prevent exposure or spread. This was and is prudent preparation.
Our concerns about COVID-19 go much further. Our culture and capabilities are built around those we serve, our people and our communities. To protect all of these, over the past weeks we have issued an escalating series of protective policies to implement travel restrictions, adopt quarantine requirements, permit those constituents who may be particularly vulnerable to infection to stay home, address escalated risk in our offices, and encourage and undertake remote working.
This week, we are moving to a fully remote work environment except as access to our offices is necessary to serve specific client needs. This approach will greatly lower the risk of spread of the virus to our constituents, communities and clients.
We also want to provide information about our Coronavirus Task Force, a cross-disciplinary team of attorneys who advise clients on a wide variety of COVID-19 business-related subjects. The team issues timely alerts on legal issues including employer response to the coronavirus outbreak, HIPAA issues and insurance and contractual obligations. The task force serves to provide both legal and best practice information that you may find relevant. Visit the Coronavirus Task Force page on our website for additional resources.
The Coronavirus Task Force is also offering client webinars, including a webinar on force majeure issues impacted by the coronavirus, taking place on Tuesday, March 24. Register online to participate in this webinar.
We all look forward to the end of this pandemic and to our collective emergence, healthy in body, mind and business. Please be safe!