COVID-19 Safety Checklist

Posted: January 4th, 2021 by

Originally published June 23, 2020 – Updated July 31, 2020; September 1, 2020; October 16, 2020; December 22, 2020


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 January 2021 – 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, chills, muscle pain or body aches, headache or confusion, difficulty staying awake or waking up, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, congestion or runny nose, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea).
    • To your knowledge, you have not been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 symptoms*.
    • Over the past ten days, neither you nor anyone in your household has traveled overseas or outside the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Or, if you have traveled, you agree to abide by Pennsylvania’s Information for Travelers before entering our suite. NOTE:  “Quarantine is not required for individuals who travel routinely for work or other critical purposes, such as medical appointments or to comply with a court order such as custody exchanges.”
    • 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 everyone’s 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 unless eating, drinking 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. Please maintain a six-foot distance from anyone else waiting to enter.

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