We wanted to inform you on VeraSci’s current response and policy formation regarding COVID-19, the coronavirus. VeraSci’s office is currently open. We are taking all appropriate measures to ensure our staff are prepared to continue business operations over the next several weeks.
North Carolina has declared a state of emergency and cases of the virus have been confirmed in our state. We want to assure you that even if we decide to close our office we have the necessary procedures and plans in place to ensure that all business operations will continue.
If a decision is made to close the office, VeraSci staff will follow our normal Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan. This plan includes provisions that allow staff to work from home. We have utilized these processes in the past when we have had major weather events (e.g. snow/ice) so we are confident that our services will continue as normal even if employees need to work remotely.
Our shipping department has noted that a few countries are experiencing shipping delays. This has no impact on current study deadlines but VeraSci will continue to monitor this for all studies. Any new issues noted for your study will be promptly communicated to you by our project team.
While travel to some global locations is not currently possible or recommended, this has not had a direct impact on any of our contractual commitments.
VeraSci management will continue to monitor the status of the virus and adjust our business processes as needed. We will send updates to all sponsors if our office closes or if any major modifications to our business commitments are required.
We are available to answer any questions or concerns you have about this information.
Richard Keefe, Ph.D. CEO
Caren Gadigian, President