Messerli Kramer has plans in place to be able to continue to serve our clients as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation escalates. These plans are intended to ensure the safety of our employees and our clients, and to minimize COVID-19’s impact on our services.
Our plans regarding employee and visitor safety are based on the Interim Guidance for Business from the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) and will be updated regularly.
We are closely monitoring both the outbreak progression and recommended preventive measures. We recognize this is an evolving situation which will require us to be nimble as an organization. Based on guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Messerli Kramer has assessed and identified the specific business and operational risks posed by COVID-19 and this is a supplement to our business continuity plan.
We have asked our employees to remain home if they have symptoms of acute respiratory illness, have a confirmed case of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19, or have travelled to a country at a high risk of community spread of the illness. We also ask that other visitors refrain from coming to our offices if they fall within these guidelines. Should a COVID-19 outbreak directly affect any of our sites, we have measures in place for operational resilience and the mitigation of business disruption. Messerli Kramer’s business continuity plans are designed to continue providing the quality service you expect from us.
Our broader business continuity plans include telework options for attorneys and other team members to ensure that our service to clients is not interrupted.
Our thoughts are with those who are impacted by COVID-19 as we all work to navigate this serious global health challenge.