As we as a community take precautions to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 virus, rest assured that I am committed to taking the necessary steps to keep myself and my clients safe while continuing to operate with as little interruption as possible.
Thankfully my business model is already virtual in many aspects. I work out of a home office, and my telephone reception service is located off site. No other staff work out of this location.
I am currently avoiding all in-person client meetings until further notice, with all meetings being held by telephone and/or video conference. I am also working toward implementing electronic signature procedures as quickly as possible.
In accordance with the Law Society of Ontario’s communications earlier this week, I will also be moving toward virtual commissioning and notarization of documents wherever possible.
These are unprecedented circumstances, and you can rest assured that I will use all available options and virtual tools to continue to serve my clients.
Where in-person meetings may be unavoidable (for example, signing wills and powers of attorney), rest assured that my office is used solely for business purposes and will be sanitized before and after every meeting. The only other occupant of the house is my husband, who has also been working from home since early March, and we are both symptom-free. Nevertheless, if you are ill with flu-like symptoms and/or have traveled outside of the country within the past 14 days, I will ask that we postpone your meeting until you are well again and outside of your self-isolation period.
On another note, if you don’t have a will and/or powers of attorneys in place, now is a fantastic time to get that done. I am happy to arrange will and power of attorney planning meetings over the phone or by video conference. Please feel free to contact me for more information and for a quote.