Cooke & Bieler activated its Pandemic Response Plan in March 2020, moving to remote operations in accordance with instructions from local authorities. Although our office is now open, attendance is still fully voluntary and any employee who wishes to continue working from home may do so. All employees who elect to work from the office follow evolving safety precautions. In response to lower case counts and increasing vaccination rates among the staff, Cooke & Bieler has loosened some prior restrictions on office work and travel. Individuals who are fully vaccinated may work in the office full time if preferred, as well as travel opportunistically to visit clients and other stakeholders. Visitors are welcome in the office again, and we will continue to take necessary precautions to keep guests and staff safe. We hope to reopen the office fully after Labor Day, assuming the situation continues to improve. We look forward to seeing everyone again soon.