We all have a role to play in mitigating the spread of COVID-19.
As an organization dedicated to ensuring better health for all, Abt Associates is taking the following steps to help stop the spread of this very dangerous disease.
Effective today, all U.S. staff who are able to telework are expected to do so. We will review this decision regularly to determine the duration of this action.
Our offices will remain open for those who must be in the office to perform their essential duties, e.g., our call center staff. All travel for U.S. staff has been suspended.
Although we are exceeding all CDC recommendations for cleaning and sanitizing, there is no way to guarantee exposure isn’t possible. Because of the long incubation period, the ability to pass the virus without symptoms, the current lack of widely-available testing, and the increase in community transmission, we cannot know the full risk of exposure inside our offices, or in any public space. Public health experts are advising that social distancing is the only effective measure, and that is why we are taking this step.
We will be closely monitoring the situation, and as we get more information from the CDC and local officials, we will review this decision and let you know if further changes are necessary.
We encourage everyone to follow CDC’s guidance on COVID-19 to protect yourself and your loved ones.
President and CEO