Rose Li and Associates, Inc. (RLA) is actively monitoring and responding to the impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as it spreads in the United States and around the world. As a professional services firm for science institutions, including many of the federal agencies fighting the current pandemic, we are committed to sustaining safe and effective operations that support public health professionals throughout this emergency.

Using NIH and CDC guidance, RLA has developed and implemented an operational continuity plan that is sensitive to evolving needs. We are currently partnering with clients to assess priorities and create project-specific plans that are supported by all available tools, including innovative virtual platforms.

March 16 to April 3

We have instituted a telework policy that is tentatively effective from March 16 to April 3.

  • During this period, all projects that can be completed virtually will proceed uninterrupted.
    • RLA maintains a data management and information security system that follows federal guidelines to protect project communications in all circumstances.
    • All RLA staff members have the equipment, connectivity, and training necessary to use these systems to provide seamless, high-quality service from their home offices.
    • In addition, we are offering our IT support services to help clients transition projects to virtual platforms.
  • Any mission-critical projects that require on-site attendance will be collaboratively assessed with our clients to identify an appropriate staffing solution.
    • RLA may reassign work within our team to protect employee safety while simultaneously sustaining service.
    • Any RLA team member assigned to a project will be fully prepared and supported to deliver on client expectations and needs.

April 3 and Beyond

Our leadership is routinely monitoring and assessing NIH and CDC public health guidance and is using the best available scientific advice to make new decisions as the situation unfolds. We are prepared to continue our telework policy in April if warranted and will issue a decision with any plan adjustments early in the month. We remain committed to delivering service that moves science forward in this moment when science is critically needed.