COVID-19 (coronavirus) Preparedness Information

As of May 21, 2020

“Think, act, and communicate from the inside out.”

That comes from our core values, which, along with our fiduciary responsibility, represents our dedication to the wellbeing of our employees, our clients and community. To ensure a safe environment, Versant has developed a comprehensive COVID-19 preparedness plan in response to the coronavirus pandemic. We are monitoring State of Arizona, OSHA, and CDC guidelines to begin reopening our office responsibly, and believe it’s important to share the steps we are taking to keep our people safe and our office clean.

Reopening

The timeline for being fully-staffed in-office is currently being evaluated and will depend on a number of factors. Versant will reopen in phases with a limited number of employees, with a rotating schedule likely to be implemented. Our people who will not be in the office will continue to work from home.  In-person client meetings will be limited and we will continue to use tele- or Zoom conferencing as much as possible.

Foremost, we are taking preventive measures to keep our office clean and maintain a healthy environment.

Building Management

The Biltmore Financial Center has put several measures in place to help ensure a safe and clean building. This includes signage that recommends visitors wear masks when entering, hand sanitizer stations throughout the building, disabled water fountains, physical distancing decals in the elevators, and heightened sanitizing and cleaning of the building.

Office Safety

While we take pride in our everyday practices to maintain a clean office suite, we have implemented additional measures that reflect the recommended standards of the CDC. Professional cleaning and disinfecting with industrial grade products will take place mid-day and nightly. Hand sanitizer stations will be located at the entrance, as well as throughout the office.

Our staff will be wearing masks and all visitors will be required to wear one as well (we will have sanitary extras on hand). If an in-person meeting is absolutely necessary, we will ensure proper distancing in the conference room (limited to four people).

Our thoughts are with all who have been impacted by the coronavirus. As we proceed into the months ahead, we will adapt to new safety measures as they arise and evolve. Rest assured, we are doing everything we can to provide a safe experience for our clients and a healthy environment for our employees. As always, please contact Versant should you have any questions.

COVID-19 (coronavirus) Preparedness Information

As of March 23, 2020

Versant Capital Management continues to closely monitor the widespread impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The safety and well-being of our employees, clients, and industry partners remains our top priority.

We have taken measures to follow guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization and local governments. These measures include:

  • Working Remotely
  • Restricting Travel
  • Avoiding In-Person Meetings and Gatherings
  • Implementing Extra Cleaning and Hygiene Measures

Long before the COVID-19 outbreak, Versant developed a detailed business continuity plan to preserve critical functions and activities, and to become fully equipped with advanced technologies and robust processes that allow our staff to be agile, no matter where they’re located.

As a preemptive measure, Versant has put elements of this continuity plan into action to ensure that functions continue to operate without disruption, all while taking steps to vigilantly protect against illness and to safeguard the well-being of our team.

Throughout this transition, our clients will receive the same level of service and accessibility they’ve always experienced, without a break in continuity. Office phones are being forwarded to our cell phones and client meetings will continue to be held via conference call and Zoom Link. (We will reschedule any virtual meetings for a later date, for those who prefer to talk in person.)

We will adapt plans and issue further communication, as appropriate, as the situation develops. As always, please contact Versant should you have any questions.