Philadelphia: Morgan Lewis Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19, Offices Remain Open With Voluntary Remote Work Policy

A Morgan, Lewis & Bockius employee in the firm’s Philadelphia office has contracted COVID-19, the firm confirmed Monday.

The person, who the firm would not identify, had been in contact with a client who tested positive for COVID-19. The Morgan Lewis employee self-isolated last week after learning of the exposure then received confirmation of a positive diagnosis and has since showed little to no symptoms as the person isolates at home, a firm representative said.

The firm’s offices, including its Philadelphia location, remain open, although the firm has instituted a voluntary work from home policy for the next two weeks starting March 16. A firm representative said the remote policy was unrelated to last week’s positive diagnosis.

A firmwide voice-mail message sent late March 12 noted that CDC workplace guidelines do not recommend shuttering an office in the event that an employee contracts COVID-19. Regardless, firm employees were given the option to work from home with pay.

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