VR Business Brokers of St. Louis and our Corona Virus Protection Protocols.
Our commitment to safety and health during these strange and difficult times in dealing with the Corona Virus is a very serious matter for all of us. In order to ensure the safety for all of us involved in the business brokerage and business consulting process, we are taking the following measures and asking our existing and potential clients for their equal support and cooperation.
- Reporting symptoms. If anyone involved in the process or participating in an in-person meeting is showing signs or symptoms of the COVID-19 illness, they are asked to stay at home, self-isolate, and contact their doctor.
- Participate in the Stay-At-Home orders while they are in effect. We welcome and encourage regular calls, teleconference calls, video calls such as Zoom, Skype, or Microsoft Teams, and text and email as appropriate.
- Practice social distancing while in effect. When meetings or site visits cannot otherwise be conducted remotely or electronically, we will identify a mutually acceptable time and location to meet while understanding the need to practice safe social distancing as recommended by the CDC guidelines.
- Keep in-person meetings and groups as small as possible. When it is necessary or unavoidable to schedule an in-person meeting, we will follow the State and CDC guidelines for the recommended gathering size.
- No-Touch Transactions. The majority of the buying and selling process can be done remotely and electronically. Every effort will be made to provide secure and encrypted file transfers and preparing documents for electronic signatures. Scanning documents to PDF is preferred, but fax transmissions are acceptable. In cases where notary services are required, we will follow the best practices as published by the National Notary Association.
- Personal protection measures. For every in-person meeting, our VR Business Brokers will be following the approved guidelines for CDC facemask and face coverings and we ask our clients and anyone present to cooperate and do the same.
- Sanitizing of shared contact surfaces. Every effort will be made to wipe down and sanitize shared contact surfaces, such as door handles, chairs, desk tops, pens, computer keyboards and mice, restrooms, etc. using recommended CDC cleaning and disinfection best practices for home or office.
- Apply common sense and good judgement. We will not knowingly or unnecessarily expose anyone to an unsafe or unhealthy circumstance. Everyone should practice reasonable and calm decision making and consider the risk factors related to COVID-19 when making plans or decisions.
The City and County updates have improved and most local government agencies are now reporting current information on their respective websites. You can get the latest COVID news, information, and updates from the following sites:
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