A Message from Belsky, Weinberg & Horowitz Regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Dear Clients, Friends, and Colleagues of Belsky, Weinberg & Horowitz:
Our thoughts are with those currently affected by the coronavirus and the healthcare workers caring for them. The safety of our clients, our office team, and our colleagues is our top priority during this chaotic time.
As of yesterday, our physical office locations across the state are closed, although the attorneys and staff are now working remotely to continue to provide legal services to our clients. We are complying with the CDC guidelines and Governor Hogan’s most recent executive orders. To that end, although we have closed our physical facilities in an attempt to do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we continue to communicate with clients, insurance companies, defense attorneys, medical offices, etc.
We are aware that the coronavirus is deeply concerning for all and we are equipped to deal with issues as they arise and evolve. Our legal team has utilized remote access for many years with the ability to access our files securely. Our continued, uninterrupted service to our clients is crucially important to us. We are also positioned to conduct face-to-face conferences via ZOOM and other video conferencing platforms and to obtain electronic signatures on legal documents that are required in your cases.
All Maryland federal and state courts as well as the Workers’ Compensation Commission are closed to the public for most matters. Presently, no hearings or trials are being conducted in the types of cases we are handling for our clients. Although some courts in certain regions may reopen, others may remain closed. We will try to send email updates on the status of court openings and closings as that information becomes available.
Should you have an upcoming hearing or trial and are not sure whether or not you must appear, please call or email the attorney handling your case and they will be able to provide you with the best information they have. Although most Maryland Courts are set to reopening on April 6, 2020, we expect further information in the near future as to a possible extension of those closures. Even if courts do reopen, if you are experiencing any symptoms such as a fever, cough, or sneezing, you must advise us immediately as the courts have instructed that postponements will be freely granted for anyone–whether a party, attorney or witness–who is experiencing flu-like symptoms.
We will continue to monitor this rapidly changing situation and we wish you and your families the best of good health!
The legal team at Belsky, Weinberg & Horowitz
(443) 760-3034 (fax)
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For updates from the CDC, go to: https://www.cdc.gov/
For updates from MD Governor Larry Hogan, go to: https://governor.maryland.gov/
For updates on MD Court closings, go to: https://www.courts.state.md.us/coronavirusupdate
For updates on the MD Workers Comp. Comm’n closing, go to: https://www.wcc.state.md.us/