Most importantly, we are very much still here for our clients. This is a weird and trying time for all of us but Kate, Linda, Shawn and the company dogs are, as much as is humanly (and canine) possible, still doing what we do. Shawn is in the office daily, available by phone call, email and video conference by appointment. Linda is in the office on her usual few days each week. Kate will be in the office infrequently and working from home, toiling away as mom, teacher and BTS Project Manager. Kate is reachable during regular business days at her email address, though it may take a bit longer than usual for her to respond, it will be no longer than one business day.
If you have an ongoing project with us, you’ve heard from Shawn and we’ve talked through a plan for your project’s future. Very few clients have asked that we hit the “pause” button, so we continue with planning, building and fire code consulting and our design work.
About Visits and In-person Contact: The meetings here at 290, our out-of-office work, and at-your-site stuff… yes, those are all a bit precarious. As much as we enjoy meeting with you and being at your properties (and much of the time we cannot do our work without spending time there), we are hunkering down a bit. We’ll continue to do what we do but you may find us hesitant and asking some unusual questions before we commit to face to face meetings and on-site visits and work.
In closing, thanks for having us with you on your projects for the past twenty-one years. Kate, Linda and Shawn are confident the vast majority will come through this just fine. In closing, some words of wisdom from one of our clients on March 20th.
During a conversation with one of our doctor clients earlier today he explained what the medical community is learning about the transmission of this virus: As an example; he said someone can become infected with Coronavirus and not show symptoms for many, many days; the medical world is beginning to think perhaps as long as 14 days, but maybe more. During that time, the carrier can be transmitting the virus to many others, some of whom will become ill very quickly, others, like the first, will not show symptoms for quite some time. This can go on and on, exponential growth as it’s titled in math and science, as long as people continue to move to and fro as if there’s nothing going on. He said the only way to stop this is the whole social distancing at all times and isolation if that becomes necessary.
Be well everyone.