The World Health Organization recently declared the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. We at Allen Wellman McNew Harvey, LLP are committed to the health and safety of you – our clients and guests – as well as our attorneys and staff. To that end, we have implemented the following policies, which we ask that you read and help us to observe:
- Please note that you may always request that a scheduled appointment take place by phone or internet rather than in person. We will accommodate all such requests whenever possible.
- Please notify your attorney, the attorney’s staff person, or our receptionist immediately if you:
- Have a fever, cough, or feel sick; or
- Have traveled to a high-risk area or been in contact with a person infected with COVID-19
- If possible, do not bring non-essential guests to your appointment. Please have them wait in the car in our parking lot.
- Please use the hand sanitizer provided to clean your hands in our waiting room. Alternatively, our receptionist can show you to our restroom to wash your hands. Our conference rooms will have additional hand sanitizer and our restrooms will be equipped with anti-bacterial soap for washing hands during and after appointments.
- If you are required to complete paperwork during your visit, we will provide you a new pen, which we ask that you retain and take with you to your appointment and when you leave our office.
- We have eliminated shared reading materials from our waiting area.
- We will clean surfaces in our conference rooms between appointments.
- We have spaced the chairs in our conference rooms and offices to minimize contact and ask that you please leave chairs in approximately those positions.
- If you are ill or at risk, or a space that provides adequate personal space is not available for your appointment, we may reschedule your appointment to another time or date, or to take place by telephone.
Please understand that we do not take the decision to reschedule appointments lightly because we understand both your time and legal matter are important, and we will never reschedule an appointment if we believe that doing so will adversely impact your legal matter.