Isaac Wiles Safety Protocols for COVID-19
Our firm’s number one concern is the safety of our employees and our clients. On May 14th 2021, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) announced that “fully vaccinated” people would not need to wear masks, except in public transport, nursing homes, health care offices, and prisons. As defined by the CDC, “fully vaccinated” means one dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine or two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, plus an additional 14 days following the last shot.
The CDC Guidelines permit businesses to determine the Covid-19 safety protocols appropriate for their employees, clients and customers. Accordingly, IW has adopted the following policies for its employees, clients and any visitors to our offices regarding Covid-19 safety:
Isaac Wiles Current Guidance (5/14/21)
- If you are fully vaccinated, you do not have to wear a mask in our offices, even if you move around the offices or go work with someone else in their private office or in a conference room.
- If you are not fully vaccinated, you must wear a mask in all public spaces (lobby, hallways, utility rooms, kitchen, restrooms, conference rooms) of our offices.
- If you are vaccinated, but want to wear a mask, please wear one.
- If you wish someone (employee or client) you are working with to wear a mask, please ask that person, and we will expect a cheerful and graceful response.
- There will be no peer pressure or retaliation if you choose to continue to mask and stay socially distanced. The reactions to this challenge are widely varied, and passionately held. We will be respectful as we should be.
- Hand sanitizer will still be readily available around our offices.
- Larger gatherings (exceeding ten people) will be permitted subject to the best available safety practices at that time.
We want to implement best practices to stay healthy. Please see the helpful chart provided by the CDC:
Isaac Wiles Management Team
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Links
Center for Disease Control
Ohio Department of Health
Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Public Health Orders and Guidance
US Department of Labor
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Court System Updates
To obtain information about the operations of a specific court, please refer to the following web sites:
Common Pleas General Division http://www.fccourts.org
Common Pleas Domestic Relations/Juvenile Divisions https://drj.fccourts.org/
Common Pleas Probate Court https://probate.franklincountyohio.gov/
Franklin County Municipal Court http://www.fcmcclerk.com/
IW Response to Ohio Stay At Home Order
On March 22, 2020, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Amy Acton, MD, MPH, Director of the Ohio Department of Health issued a STAY AT HOME order to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in the State of Ohio (effective 3/23/20 at 11:59 pm).
This order states that all businesses and operations in the State, except those classified as essential businesses are required to cease all activities. According to section (i) of the recent STAY AT HOME order, legal services are classified as essential businesses.
Isaac Wiles is fully operational and will continue providing high-level legal services to all of our clients. We are successfully conducting business in a remote work environment and are able support the day-to-day functions involved in handling all legal matters and issues. We have implemented the tools and technology to stay connected to our valued clients and the court systems and are available to communicate by e-mail, teleconference, or video conference. Let us know what works best for you.
We also understand that you and/or your business have been greatly impacted by this unprecedented pandemic and the amount of information released daily is overwhelming. Take comfort knowing that our experienced team is committed to advising you about the latest regulatory and governmental guidance within every sector and practice area we serve. Please reach out to us with your questions and to explore what protections you may have under the law. www.isaacwiles.com
With the imminent spread of the coronavirus (COVIS-19) and its many implications, Isaac Wiles is responding with thoughtful measures to safeguard the health of our employees, business partners and clients while offering continued high-quality legal services.
Our management team is pro-actively implementing innovative work-flow modifications to comply with directives mandated by federal, state, and local government and health agencies and we will continue to monitor and respond to information as it occurs in the next several weeks.
Visitors to our office
Please contact us (614-221-2121) about alternative teleconference or video conference options in lieu of visiting our offices in person if:
You, or a member of your household, have traveled to, through or had a flight layover in mainland China, South Korea, Iran, Italy or any country designated as Level 2 or higher by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) since February 25th.
You are exhibiting any symptoms of infection (e.g., fever, cough, shortness of breath or other breathing difficulties)
You have any reason to believe that you might otherwise have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
Beginning March 16th, our offices will observe social distancing measures by limiting group meetings and avoiding close contact (within 6ft.) between individuals whenever possible. We are also technically prepared and trained to implement remote working environments and will move that direction if warranted.
Visit this page weekly for important updates to our status and efforts to ensure that your client experience is a positive one.
Isaac Wiles Management Team