The current corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic and the governmental response thereto have created a less than ideal environment for engaging in business, as well as personal deprivation and uncertainty. We, like others, want to reduce the spread of the virus, and we are trying to comply with governmentally imposed restrictions. Here are our current policies:
Reception Desk. Our office reception desk is open for the dropping off and picking up of documents. Everyone is asked to maintain a distance of six feet from other persons. Sanitizing protocols are in place at the office.
Document Signing. In-office document signing meetings will be scheduled, with restrictions.
Phase One of Governor Sisolak's corona virus recovery plan started May 9, 2020. During Phase One, we will schedule in-office meetings only for the purpose of signing documents. Only the persons signing documents and required witnesses and/or notary will be present, and social distancing will be maintained to the extent practicable. The wearing of masks is encouraged. Do not bring children or pets to the meeting. One family member or chauffeur can wait in the reception area, but he or she will not participate in the meeting unless needed as a witness.
Regardless of the corona virus recovery stage, for clients who prefer not to or who cannot come into the office to sign documents, we will make arrangements to send the signature-ready documents with instructions as to their execution. In such cases, it may be necessary to either provide documents that do not require a notary (which is not always possible), or the clients may need to arrange for a mobile notary. Where a notary acknowledgment is optional, we are either eliminating the acknowledgment from our documents or replacing the notary block with a place for two witnesses to sign.
Clients who are ill should defer signing documents that require a notary or witnesses until they are no longer contagious.
On documents where a notary is required, we will soon be offering an "eNotary" service, but the law requires that the notary and the person signing must be able to see and hear each other. Thus, the signer must have access to a computer with a camera, a microphone, and an audio device (external speaker, headphones, earbuds, etc.).
Video Meetings; Telephone Conferences. In-office meetings other than document signings will not be scheduled until at least Phase 2 of the Governor's COVID-19 recovery plan. Even after the recovery plan is fully phased in, video meetings and telephone conferences will be encouraged over in-office meetings.
Expect Delays. We do not expect the protective pandemic protocols to have a permanent impact on our ability to do our work, but it will, in most cases, delay our responsiveness and the timing of our work for you. More specifically, things that cannot be done remotely may have to be deferred.
Patience Requested. We respectfully request the patience of all involved during this period of “social distancing”.
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