COVID-19 Safety Checklist

Posted: October 19th, 2020 by

As we continue to navigate the pandemic, our physical office will be open by appointment only. Generally, our phones will be answered during normal business hours, but e-mail is always the best way to reach us – our virtual office is always open. Some of our attorneys are willing to meet in-person, but each is always available by videoconference or phone appointment. We require you to review and follow our COVID-19 safety checklist – below – for any in-person meeting.

COVID-19 Safety Checklist
1528 Walnut Street – Suite 1100 – Philadelphia, PA 19102

We are sharing this checklist – a combination of CDC, PA Department of Health and City of Philadelphia business safety operating guidance and requirements as of October 2020 – because you will be visiting us soon. We ask that you review this list carefully and let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Either your attorney or a staff member will reach out to you the day before your visit to confirm that you have reviewed these safety precautions:

    • You do not have any COVID-19 symptoms* (fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea).
    • To your knowledge, you have not been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 symptoms*.
    • Over the past two weeks, neither you nor anyone in your household has traveled overseas or to any of these PA restricted states as of 10/16/2020: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
    • You agree to let us know right away if you develop any COVID-19 symptoms once in our suite.
    • You will not be bringing anyone else to our suite unless we approve another visitor.
    • For our safety, you agree to wear a mask** covering both your nose and mouth when entering our suite (or ask us to provide a disposable one upon arrival) unless eating, drinking, maintaining a minimum of six feet from any employee or participating in a hearing by video. If we approve another visitor, that visitor also agrees to wear a mask under the same conditions.
    • You agree to maintain a minimum of six feet from our employees when entering our suite (Ring the doorbell, wait for an employee to unlock the door, enter once they step back, use the contactless hand sanitizer provided at the reception desk and take a seat in our reception area.) and to maintain that distance throughout your visit.
    • You have shared any documents for your meeting with us in advance so that there is no paper to exchange; or, you have alerted us that you will be bringing documents.

We encourage you to take all other safety precautions during your visit, such as refraining from touching your face, using hand sanitizer as needed, coughing/sneezing into your sleeve and washing your hands. Rest assured that we will be taking these same precautions with each other to ensure your safety too. In the meantime, we look forward to the day when we can greet you normally by shaking your hand or with a hug.

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* You agree to reschedule or rearrange your visit to appear remotely if you have COVID-19 symptoms or believe you have been exposed to someone with symptoms.

**At present, our building management requires all visitors to wear a mask to enter. Also, only two occupants are permitted per elevator and you are asked to face away from any other occupant while in the elevator. No one will be permitted to wait in the lobby. Please maintain a six-foot distance from anyone else waiting to enter.

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