As a result of the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), commonly known as the “coronavirus,” health offcials from a number of countries have warned against unnecessary travel and, in particular, travel to or through countries or airports where the spread of the virus remains high risk.
In keeping with these guidelines, and to ensure the safety of all of our colleagues, clients and visitors in our offices around the globe, the firm has adopted the following visitor policy.
Clients and others should refrain from visiting our offices if:
- You have traveled to, through or had a flight layover in mainland countries classified as high risk, such as China, Iran, South Korea and Italy, during the last 14 days (as of the time you are reading this notice), or
- You have any reason to believe you might have been in close contact with an individual who has the coronavirus, during the past 14 days, or
- You have been advised to self-isolate within the last 14 days, or
- You are exhibiting any symptoms of infection, e.g., fever, cough, shortness of breath or other breathing difficulties.
If you are unable to adhere to our visitor policy, we would be grateful if you would make alternative arrangements with the person you planned to meet, rather than visiting our offices in person at this time. We do, of course, look forward to welcoming you in the future, and hope that you keep safe and well.
The coronavirus is an evolving outbreak, and in many regards, there is still much that is unknown. Health officials around the world urge vigilance and caution. Additional information about the coronavirus is available on the websites of the World Health Organization WHO and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.