- See the below update for changes in how we are booking appointments for the time being.
Covid-19 Safety Update: July 19, 2021
Ongoing Pandemic in California:
The State of California is now open.
However, we have been actively monitoring the local situation regarding Covid-19 infections, as well as the vaccination rate in the County. As such, we remain concerned about the variants of Covid-19 actively circulating in the local area.
For the time being, we are only booking virtual and phone appointments, and are no longer accepting appointments for in-person meetings. This is out of an abundance of caution to protect our staff and other clients (and their families) who are classified as high-risk.
The situation is of course, continuing to unfold, so please check back frequently for the most up-to-date information on how we are conducting business.
Office Operations during the second half of 2021:
We are currently requiring our staff to be fully vaccinated (meaning they have had either one J&J vaccine dose, or both doses of either Moderna or Pfizer, as well as passing the two week time period after the second dose). At the moment, all of our staff are either fully vaccinated or will achieve full vaccination by the end of June.
However, several staff members are either classified as high-risk or they have family members that are classified as high-risk. In the interest of keeping all of our staff and family members safe, we will continue to wear masks in the office for the foreseeable future. This means that while a staff member may sit at their workstation un-masked, they will put a mask on when moving around the suite in common areas, while maintaining social distancing.
The building where we are located currently still requires that masks be worn in all common areas of the building (hallways and restrooms).
For further information on the pandemic on a local level, we have a post on our blog listing sources that have been providing the most up-to-date information and metrics for our local area. We have found these sources to be helpful and reliable. You can find that post by clicking here.
Our primary concern remains keeping you, our staff and our community as safe as possible during the pandemic. We encourage you all to continue to abide by guidelines set by the Santa Clara County Health Department, the State of California Health Department, the WHO and the CDC.
Practice social distancing (six feet or more between people), self-isolation or quarantine, wash your hands frequently, wear a mask when out in public, and work from home as much as possible.
We are humbled and grateful for the outpouring of understanding and support from everyone, and we will continue to do our level best to process your tax returns and answer questions in the meantime. Please take care of yourselves and your families!
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