CAA, Paradigm and ICM are joining the slew of companies in Los Angeles and New York that are offering their employees work-from-home options in light of the coronavirus outbreak.
On Wednesday, Paradigm announced via an internal memo that it is allowing New York employees to work from home if they choose. Starting Thursday, CAA is allowing employees in all offices to voluntarily work from home as well, an internal memo sent Wednesday noted. ICM additionally announced Wednesday that all employees who "feel unsafe coming to work" may work from home; ICM particularly recommended that those who "fall in the CDC list of those most vulnerable to the effects of coronavirus" as well as those that use public transportation and have family members affected by business closures due to the virus stay home.
"Fortunately, at this time, we are not aware of any employees testing positive for the coronavirus, yet also recognize that each of us is unique in our reaction to circumstances, responsibilities at home and individual health concerns," CAA president Richard Lovett wrote in an all-staff email on Wednesday afternoon. "Beginning tomorrow, Thursday, March 12th, any employee who prefers not to work from the office in any location may elect to work remotely."