Marler Clark is a law firm in Seattle Washington. Outstandingly proactive and quoted here for my readers to view.
I especially liked the generous financial contribution to the employees and the last item on the list to stock in your pantry.
Here is what I sent my staff late last week:
All, see symptoms below – if you are sick, please stay home.
I have asked Chris and Michelle to give me some ideas on recommendations on how to responsibly deal with this from a medical issue. We will give you all our thoughts early next week.
All, please email to Leslie all your contact information and a close contact too. Leslie, please share that with all.
All, please let me know if anyone needs any technology to work from home if necessary if this becomes a bigger problem. Think about what you might need to work from home for an extended period of time. What do you need to effectively do your job from home – computer, paper, pens, etc.? COVID-19 is not an excuse to work from home, but I want to be prepared and sensible.
Also, let’s look at travel schedules over the coming months to see if there are alternatives. Please shoot me your travel over the next 30-60 days.
All, take a hard look at your cases – what deadlines might be impacted by Court and other office closures, etc. I want us to be proactive and think ahead. I do not want deadlines missed.
Finally, not to be a “prepper,” but Kelli, please drop $2,500 (pre-tax) into everyone’s account on Monday to be used as they see fit to prepare for some disruptions. I have not thought of exactly what those needs might be, but there are probably a few websites that have suggestions.
Here are some ideas for being prepared for home:
All medications (over the counter *ibuprofen* , allergy, cold etc and prescriptions )
All household products you will need for two weeks (toilet paper, soap, paper towels, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, etc)
Supply of water for two weeks
Food for two weeks
⁃ Chicken broth
⁃ Potatoes – sweet, Yukon, etc
⁃ Canned tomatoes
⁃ Steel cut oats
⁃ Peanut butter
⁃ Bread *freezer*
⁃ Frozen meat
⁃ Canned fish
⁃ Jerky or dried meat
⁃ Dried nuts and fruit
⁃ Wine/booze of choice