According to Wikipedia, “May you live in interesting times”, while seemingly a blessing, the expression is normally used ironically; life is better in “uninteresting times” of peace and tranquility than in “interesting” ones, which are usually times of trouble. We certainly are living in interesting times now but, true to the history of our country, we will overcome this too. Although no one could foresee the impact the Coronavirus would have on the world economy, Regency has had a contingency and disaster plan in place since 2004.
Regency’s contingency plan addresses issues such as what to do in the case of natural disasters, other facility access problems or even contagious threats. First and foremost, with any disaster or threat, we want to keep our staﬀ and clients safe, while protecting the integrity of our client services and records. In early March of 2020, we prepared to execute our contingency plan for the ﬁrst time. One key detail was to utilize our cybersecurity policies to safely work remotely, using virtual desktop infrastructure to connect securely to our server. In spite of the Shelter in Place orders, as an essential business, Regency has been able to continue operations, but we modiﬁed our work plan for the safety of our clients and staﬀ, such as limiting the number of staﬀ in the oﬃce and asking others to work remotely. Although we are not meeting with clients in the oﬃce, we continue to oﬀer secure video conferencing as an alternative.
We look forward to the day when all companies can resume normal operations. In the meantime, we continue to monitor your investments, oﬀer our ﬁnancial planning services and can always be reached at 559-438-2640.