MCCM Coronavirus Update
Mar 18, 2020
Dear Clients and Friends,
Like all of you, we have been monitoring the developments surrounding the worldwide spread of coronavirus COVID-19, and the specific impact of this virus in our own community. We are closely reviewing information from the Monroe County Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to ensure the health and safety of our personnel and clients, while continuing to serve our clients within the limitations being imposed by the closures and restrictions of government offices and courts.
Because of our firm’s commitment to technology and case management databases, our attorneys have had the capability to work remotely whenever necessary or more practical. The practice of law has evolved to the point where face-to-face meetings with clients or adversaries are often unnecessary, and even inefficient. Computer access allows us to review our case files, prepare documents, conduct legal research, and file papers with both state and federal courts without moving from our keyboards. Our communications with you are most often by telephone and email rather than in person.
Public health experts now recommend that businesses and individuals practice social distancing as a way to help slow the spread of the COVID-19. We can do this by reducing social interactions and by reducing the density in our offices. Therefore, in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19, we at MCCM are taking the following steps effective immediately:
- All of our contacts with our clients and other professionals with whom we interact will be transitioned to phone or video conferences to the maximum extent possible.
- To preserve our offices as safe places to work, they will be closed to the general public.
- Our attorneys and staff members are making every effort to limit our own exposure and risk of retransmission by limiting our travel and attending only essential meetings.
Some limited staff will be in our downtown and Fairport office to accept deliveries, and to coordinate necessary administrative and support functions.
These measures will remain in place through at least April 3, 2020, when we will reassess the situation. We will continue to monitor the guidance from the CDC and local public health officials, and update our policies where necessary. We are confident in our ability to continue providing you with the services you need.
You can still reach us during our normal business hours at 585.546.2500, and all of us can be reached through our direct dial numbers and email addresses.