Firm Precautions Amid Coronavirus/COVID-19 ConcernsPosted on March 5th, 2021
Dear clients and friends,
We are writing with an update on the measures Lauterbach, Borschow & Co. (Lauterbach) is taking to ensure the safety and security of our clients and employees. This matter is extremely important to us and has our full attention. Equally important is the timely delivery of our services to you. We want you to know we take the health and well-being of our clients and employees very seriously. We are following all the recommended employer strategies from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and continue to be proactive in learning and assessing the spread of the virus. Below please find a list of measures we are taking to both protect our employees and play our role in social distancing.
Office Hours/Remote Work
Our office will be open during regular office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm. However, some staff are working remotely. Staff members working remotely will be available via email and telephone. Phone calls to employees working remotely will be directed to their cell phones.
Whenever possible, we encourage all client meetings to be held over the phone. Please note, if an in-person meeting is necessary, we are taking extra precautions to ensure our office is clean and thoroughly sanitized. Lauterbach teams who are working onsite at your office have been advised to consult with you on whether your offices are open or if there are any special guidelines they need to follow. lf you are expecting one of our teams and there is a reason why they should not come to your site, please notify your engagement leader. We will tailor our approach to meet your specific needs, and we will adjust and communicate with you as circumstances change.
Lauterbach has long encouraged electronic delivery for your convenience and storage. For tax clients who have not yet delivered their information to us, we encourage you to scan and upload it through our Client Portal located on our website. However, as stated above, our office will remain open during normal business hours if you need to drop off or mail hard copies. Clients are also encouraged to accept client deliverables electronically through our Client Portal or email. However, we will continue to make hard copy deliverables available for those clients who require them. As we move forward, we will continue to monitor developments and take extra precautions by following the guidance of the CDC along with federal, state and local health authorities. Thank you in advance for your patience as we navigate this challenging and unprecedented situation one day at a time.
The Partners at Lauterbach, Borschow & Co.