COVID-19 Preparedness and Availability: Updated

March 12, 2020   /   Studio News

Asakura Robinson is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation and is maintaining a strong awareness of employee and client safety, in order to ensure that we can maintain availability for our staff and our project work. 

We are diligently monitoring the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations for businesses, as well as local and state health department recommendations for each of our offices. Our business will follow CDC, local, and state recommendations as they change. This includes:

  • Being ready to enact a work-from-home plan for all employees that will maintain our availability in the event that this becomes a recommendation from federal, state, or local sources, and giving employees the flexibility to work from home as needed during the time of the outbreak. This will ensure we stay available and ready to keep our projects moving even if offices need to be closed.
  • Requesting employees who show symptoms similar to coronavirus, including fever, cough, or respiratory symptoms, to stay home for two weeks, working if they feel well enough. 
  • Closing any office where an employee is diagnosed with the coronavirus for two weeks, and implementing a work-from-home plan for well employees in that office. This also applies if a member of an employee’s household is diagnosed.
  • Asking potential visitors to our offices who have had flu-like symptoms within the last two weeks, have traveled to countries that have a Level 2, Level 3, or higher Travel Health Notice by the CDC, or have taken a cruise, to instead work with us to schedule a videoconference or teleconference meeting. 

All project-related travel plans are currently moving forward unless events are cancelled by the organizer or client. Travel availability for Asakura Robinson employees may shift based on recommendations by federal, state, or local authorities, and we will work with our clients to find alternatives if this does happen.

We will issue any additional updates as the situation evolves, and will stay in close communication with our clients to ensure that we can provide the highest standard of services while keeping our employees, clients, and the broader community safe. We send our best wishes to all of our communities and clients at this uncertain time. 


As of Monday, March 16th, all of our offices are closed and we have activated our remote work plan. We do not expect any disruptions to our project schedules or deliverables at this time.

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