17 Mar 2020

COVID-19 Update as of March 17, 2020

In response to the current situation, heeding recommendations by government officials to limit exposure through switching to telework as much as possible and cancelling or postponing any events, meetings, or other gatherings, JLGC has moved to have most staff work from home for the next few weeks. We will also postpone any planned events and business travel until it is safe to consider these activities again. There will be minimal staffing in our office, consisting of personnel who can most safely commute without using public transit, so please feel free to contact us through normal telephone and email channels (212-246-5542 for the office and any of our staff emails or the general jlgc@jlgc.org). This applies to the New York CLAIR office only, so if you are wondering about any of the other overseas offices, please check with them directly for information. Also, CLAIR Tokyo is open and operating as usual.

We will continue to closely monitor developments, provide information on the rapidly evolving situation to our North American and Japanese partners, and work to ensure the health and safety of our staff. Our concern and best wishes go out to everyone affected by this worldwide state of emergency, and we hope to be able to resume normal operations as soon as possible. We can get through this together.