Bates Group Response to COVID-19 (Updated)
As the news and impact of COVID-19 continue to evolve, I am reaching out to update you on the steps that Bates Group is taking to promote the health and safety of our employees, consultants, and clients, as well as ensure uninterrupted operations during this crisis.
Bates Lake Oswego Office: The Bates Group Lake Oswego office remains closed and our employees will continue to work remotely. Until further notice, our office will also remain closed to vendors and visitors, unless there is an essential need. When our offices do reopen, Bates employees will have the option to continue to work remotely, and Bates Group will limit the number of employees, ensure social distancing, require personal protective equipment as necessary, and adhere to strict cleaning requirements and gathering restrictions.
Travel Restrictions: Bates Group continues to suspend business travel until further notice. Non-essential travel should be limited and consistent with state or local guidelines.
Remote Work / Telework: Bates continues its flexible work arrangements and employees continue to work remotely.
Bates Group’s IT Department continues to improve infrastructure and security, and the ability to work and collaborate remotely ensures that Bates is able to deliver high-quality services without interruption. In addition, ongoing remote work and system stress tests continue to validate that our IT infrastructure fully supports our new normal.
Meetings and Events: Bates will continue to suspend work-related participation in any in-person public events or gatherings. As with travel restrictions, we will regularly review this restriction and update with any changes.
Bates Group will continue to monitor developments and adhere to federal, state, and local guidance.
For the latest updates on COVID-19, please review the following:
- Center for Disease Control (CDC) Website
- World Health Organization (WHO) Website
- Oregon Health Authority | COVID-19 Updates
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Website
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or members of the leadership team with any questions.
Jennifer Stout, CEO