In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, Smith, Welch, Webb & White, LLC is asking our business partners and clients to assist us in these unique times. Our goal is to stay open and serve our clients for as long as we can. However, we are asking your assistance to keep us all safe and secure.
If you display symptoms of fever, shortness of breath, cough, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, we ask that you do not visit our offices during this time for the safety of other guests and staff.
If you are well, we ask that you:
Call if possible Avoid visitation if matters can be conducted via phone or video call.
Wear a mask We are recommending that all guests wear a mask or face covering when inside the building.
Avoid contact Keep 6 ft. of distance between yourself, other guests, and staff when inside the building.
The following statute is posted on the doors of each of our locations:
Under Georgia law, there is no liability for an injury or death of an individual entering these premises if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of contracting COVID-19. You are assuming this risk by entering these premises.
We have implemented the following protocols in our offices to ensure the safety of our guests and staff:
Soap, water, and hand sanitizer is readily available for guests.
All common areas and offices are being professionally disinfected routinely.
Staff are wearing masks when meeting with others and clients.
We realize that our public clients continue to provide essential services to their constituents and we remain available for help and support. It is our goal to remain in touch with you via phone, email, video-conferencing, and even in person in small group (less than 10) settings where required.
Smith, Welch, Webb & White will continue to work on all matters such as taking depositions, conducting discovery, meeting with clients, e-filing, and all other matters required on a day-to-day basis. Please note that some of our attorneys and staff will be working remotely, so we would ask that you please refrain from sending paper mail, FedEx, and UPS when possible and instead direct all communications via email.
We will also be available to meet with you in person if necessary. However, we would ask that you please make an appointment. In the event of a face to face meeting, please note that we will refrain from personal contact (no hand shaking), we will endeavor to keep the suggested social distancing, and we encourage you to take all precautions that make you feel as comfortable as possible, including wearing gloves and/or face masks. Along those lines, if you wish, we will be happy to meet with you via video conference.
Real Estate Closings
If you are attending a real estate closing, please be aware we are seeking to limit the attendees at each closing to cut down on possible contagion. Only parties who are legally required to sign documents should attend and we ask that you do not bring additional family members or persons to closing. We regret this request as most closings are celebrations and happy times to be shared, but this request is made to protect all people involved.
We will provide a new pen for you to use and take home with you, but you are certainly welcome to bring your own pen if it uses blue ink. We also encourage you to bring gloves, reading glasses, masks, or any item that helps you feel more comfortable.
If you are involved with a closing as a buyer, seller, or borrower, we must have a copy of the front and back of your driver’s license. As an additional layer of protection, we respectfully ask you to get this to us prior to closing.