COVID-19 Precautionary Measures
In light of the continued spread of COVID-19 and more recently, the ‘global pandemic’ declaration by the World Health Organization, the closing of our borders and other steps, we at Rochon Genova LLP have taken ongoing precautionary measures and adjusting our operations to ensure the health and safety of our employees, clients, families and the greater community. We will continue to do so as the situation is fluid and more changes will be necessary from time to time. That said, we are making every effort to ensure this situation does not impact the quality of service and support that our lawyers and staff are providing to our clients.
At this time, our offices remain open but many of our staff and lawyers are working remotely. We have technology in place that enables us to do so in an efficient and effective manner, allowing us to provide uninterrupted service to our clients as necessary.
We have, of course, enhanced our office sanitation efforts and put policies in place to limit all but essential business and personal travel and meetings. We also continue to monitor, and provide our staff and lawyers with, the most up-to date health and safety procedures as outlined by Health Canada, Ontario Health Agency and Toronto Public Health.
For everyone’s safety and best health related interests, we have instituted a pre-screening process for clients who wish to have an in person meeting at the firm, consistent with current recommendations from Health Canada, Ontario Health Agency and Toronto Public Health. We have applied the same standards for our own lawyers and staff for their presence at the firm. If an in person meeting is not possible, other arrangements will be made to ensure a meeting can occur remotely; e.g.: by telephone or video conference.
Please do not hesitate to contact your lawyer at our firm, or me, if you have any questions, or if we can be of assistance in guiding you through these challenges.
We are confident that we will get through this together and wish everyone the best during this challenging time. For the time being, Rochon Genova LLP will be limiting our office hours from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Joel Rochon, Managing Partner
Rochon Genova LLP