In response to the growing COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, Cottingham & Butler has created a Coronavirus Preparedness Team who is actively monitoring updates to help us navigate through this uncertain time. As an organization, we have three primary objectives:
- Ensure the health and safety of our employees as much as we can
- Continue to serve our clients well – they need us now more than ever
- Protect our business during this time of great economic upheaval
Below are the precautionary measures Cottingham & Butler is taking:
Cottingham & Butler is making every effort to ensure that the presence of COVID-19 will not affect the great work we are doing for our clients. Perhaps now more than ever, our livelihoods will be tested, and we intend to play a key role in helping to keep our clients’ businesses protected and thriving.
Our offices presently remain open; however, we are adequately prepared to efficiently and effectively provide client service remotely if the need arises. We have also established remote working guidelines in each of our lines of business to help ensure we meet expectations and deliver our best work to you every day.
Health and Safety
The health and safety of our clients, employees, their families, and our communities is of critical importance to us. All Cottingham & Butler, teammates are urged to take basic preventative measures to help avoid exposure to or infection of COVID-19. We have advised employees who are ill or who have members of their household exhibiting any symptoms of respiratory illness not to report to our offices or any client sites. As a recommended approach from most public health departments, we have also implemented ‘social distancing’ strategies to reduce density of employee groups.
Travel and Meetings
For the health and safety of our clients and colleagues, Cottingham & Butler has indefinitely suspended all non-essential international and domestic travel. While we are committed to maintaining operational readiness and ensuring that our clients have access to the services, support and advice they expect from us, we have advised our teammates to consult with clients on whether their offices are open or if there are any special guidelines we need to follow. If you are expecting one of our team members and there is a reason why they should not come to your site, please notify them directly. We are ready to tailor our approach to meet our client’s needs and will adjust and communicate in whatever ways are most suitable.
Additionally, we have asked the team to indefinitely suspend attendance at all events and conferences, and will be cancelling all in-person events that were to be hosted by Cottingham & Butler for the foreseeable future. There will be additional information shared on the future status of these events coming soon.
Cottingham & Butler will continue to monitor and address business impacts that may result from COVID-19/Coronavirus and share any new developments as needed. For more information, visit our COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Site.