At North Star Immigration Law, we are making efforts to ensure that our clients and employees are safe, healthy and helping to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus. No one in our Halifax office has travelled by airplane since mid-January and we are all observing the recommendations (social distancing, no handshaking, coughing/sneezing etiquette and hand hygiene) of the Government of Canada.
As of March 15, 2020, our employees will not be available for in-person meetings. We expect this policy to be in place for at least two weeks.
If you have an upcoming in-person meeting scheduled, we will be switching it to a telephone or video conference, or it can be postponed. Clients and couriers can drop documents off or pick documents up, but the front door will be locked so you will have to ring to enter. At this time, we plan to have one person on-site daily to manage mail, courier and deliveries, but the rest of our team will be working remotely.
Fortunately, all our systems are already set up for remote work, including all our files and documents, practice management tools and telephones so we expect any interruption in our business to be minimal.
As the situation is evolving, this policy is subject to change and according to any additional government guidelines and recommendations. More information can be found on the Government of Canada website.
Thank you for your attention and understanding.