Deuterman Law Group (DLG): Communication Regarding Precautions taken by DLG management related to the Coronavirus and COVID-19, i.e. the illness caused by the Coronavirus
First and foremost, we are happy to report that all employees of the Deuterman Law Group are healthy, happy and working hard to serve you. Despite the fact that there are very few coronavirus cases reported in North Carolina, and none in Greensboro, we at the Deuterman Law Group believe that the coronavirus will become more prevalent in our state, and possibly our local community, in the weeks and months to follow. As such, we at the Deuterman Law Group want to share information with you about how DLG will continue to operate safely and effectively in the wake of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) announcement of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Precautions Taken by DLG Management
- DLG management team is monitoring information from the WHO, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and federal, state and local agencies to help ensure the actions we’re taking are in line with the latest CDC recommendations and guidance. We are communicating regularly with our employees to keep them informed and to ensure their safety and that of our clients.
- Henceforth, DLG management team will strongly recommend that any employee who is not feeling well to stay home. In addition, we will strongly recommend that any employee who is experiencing coronavirus like symptoms to self-quarantine themselves and be tested for coronavirus.
- As a precautionary step, we have begun providing hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes in our offices, meeting rooms, and conference rooms for use by both employees and clients, and we are conducting enhanced cleaning in other offices as needed. We have a limited supply of hand sanitizer and, if we run out of hand sanitizer, we will ask guests to use antibacterial soap and wash their hands in the restrooms.
- As a further precautionary measure, we are hereby notifying the public and our existing clients that as of Monday, March 16, 2020, ALL CLIENT MEETINGS IN DLG OFFICES WILL BE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, and such appointments will be limited to only those meetings that absolutely require a face to face meeting. As such, we are proactively scheduling all client meetings to be telephonic meetings to minimize the risk of viral transmissions.
- DLG employees are strongly recommended to avoid physical contact with others as a means of minimizing the risk of viral transmission. Clients who are in our offices by appointment will be asked to wash/sanitize their hands upon arrival at our offices. Employees will avoid shaking hands or having any physical contact with clients.
Steps you can take
- Stay up to date. For more information on COVID-19, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.
- Follow these everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, as outlined by the CDC:
- Wash your hands often (10 times per day or more) with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, humming the song Happy Birthday to yourself twice is about 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people. Self-distancing of 6 feet between persons is recommended. (Imagine your outstretched arm just out of reach of the fingertips of another person’s outstretched arm; that is approximately 6 feet).
- Stay home when you are not feeling well.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
- Stay informed on how our firm is proactively taking steps to minimize the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19). Please visit our website and Facebook pages for updated information.
Our first priority remains to keep Deuterman Law Group employees, clients, and other guests safe and well-informed while doing what we can to help minimize the spread of the coronavirus. Please know we have devoted significant resources and efforts to help mitigate against possible adverse impacts from the coronavirus and will continue working hard to provide the level of service you have come to expect.