HURIDOCS office in Geneva closes to visitors until further notice

HURIDOCS staff have also been asked to work from home in light of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

In light of the rapidly evolving situation of COVID-19 in Switzerland, HURIDOCS has closed its Geneva office to visitors until further notice. 

Furthermore, HURIDOCS staff based in Geneva have been asked to work from home and avoid coming into the office to the extent that is possible. 

The vast majority of HURIDOCS staff do not work from the Geneva office, but instead are based throughout the world in several different countries. Some work from home, while others prefer to connect from co-working centres. 

At the beginning of March, HURIDOCS suspended travel for all staff, whether based in Geneva and beyond, until at least mid-April. We also recommend that our colleagues in countries particularly affected by COVID-19 work from home and that all staff, independent of their location, follow the instructions of their local health authorities.

All in all, remote collaboration is nothing new for our organisation. Nevertheless, we hope that by taking these steps, we keep our staff safe and play our small part in limiting the spread of the virus. 

During this time, we ask for the patience of our partners and peers—with schools and facilities shut down, some of our colleagues are balancing work with caring for their children and loved ones at home, and as such we might be slower to respond than normal.

To all of the front-line workers who are labouring day and night to confront this crisis, we at HURIDOCS say please stay safe—and thank you for your heroic efforts!

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