As the world continues to respond and adapt to the challenges presented by the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, ASI has been working with our staff, clients, and suppliers to mitigate risk and ensure the continuity of our business.
The initial focus of our Pandemic Team has been the safety and well-being of our staff, their families, and the wider community in southern Ontario and beyond. This began over a week ago with the prompt implementation of our crisis response plan to facilitate working from home, with full logistical and IT support, for all of our staff. Recent upgrades to our IT systems, together with the already somewhat dispersed nature of our staff, expedited this process making it swift and almost seamless.
Most ASI staff are now working remotely and quickly adapting to this new socially isolated work environment. The negative effects of social isolation are being managed through increased electronic communications, both internally and with our clients and other industry partners.
The mutual support being shared by the ASI team will keep us strong through the turbulence caused by this pandemic and well able to shoulder the various responsibilities of our business. We wish everyone good health in the days ahead and look forward to working collectively to resolve this threat.
Robert MacDonald, PhD, RPA