Cooke & Bieler began a partial return to the office in the fall of 2021. Currently, we have full staff in the office on Mondays and Wednesdays. All employees have the option to work from home on the other three days. So far this model has proved popular with our team. We continue to evaluate various hybrid working models. Our goal is to balance the productivity and convenience benefits many of our employees get from working remotely with the teamwork, relationship, and cultural benefits that can come from a shared working environment. Having common days where everyone comes in and many team meetings occur ensures no one comes to the office just to find it empty. The office is open to visitors five days a week and we do not enforce vaccine or mask requirements, though we do ask people who have symptoms or other reasons to believe they might be sick to reschedule their visit. As always, we are mindful of public health guidance and local mandates, and our current office protocols may change quickly and without notice.