The GIT Group of Companies recognize this unsettling time with the COVID-19/Coronavirus situation rapidly evolving across the country. We are closely monitoring developments related to the spread of the virus. Our priority remains the safety of employees and customers that visit our offices.
The GIT Group of Companies has in place a Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Plan which is currently in effect. This proactive plan puts into place preventative measures to minimize contact and potential exposure to COVI D – 19 and having some GIT Team members work remotely to minimize exposure risk.  We are implementing extra measures to minimize the spread of bacteria in our offices. We have increased the frequency to a daily disinfecting of workspaces as well as closing tables, counters, chairs, coffee bar areas, handles, desks and other items.
The Coronavirus Response Plan is being implemented in conjunction with our Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan. This includes deploying certain staff to work remotely under secure conditions. Employees working remotely are supplied with corporately provisioned secure devices to work from home. Remote access protocol is followed and cleared by the GIT IT staff. GIT has eighteen branch offices in the Chicago Metro area and five offices in Northwest Indiana which are able to accommodate closings should the situation arise in which one or more of our locations would be impacted by any coronavirus matter.
The GIT Group of Companies have robust SOC2 Certified Business Continuity Plans in place to ensure that all of our operations will continue to run efficiently and effectively. These plans are tested regularly and enhanced to ensure seamless operational functionality.
We are now in the process of implementing and executing our Business Continuity Plan by primarily focusing on having certain employees work remotely while still being able to provide full and seamless operational capabilities. We will await further guidance and directives from government agencies and the CDC. We are committed to communicating to staff, customers, clients and the general public as more information becomes available.
We will continue to evaluate the COVID-19 situation. Our thoughts go out to anyone who may be affected by the coronavirus. We are here to help, remain fully operational and will take every necessary step to continue to provide the services that you rely on with a minimum level of disruption as events unfold.
Should anyone have any questions please feel free to reach out at any time.
Thank you for your continued trust in the GIT Group of Companies. Stay healthy.
Gregory M. Kosin