We just passed Labor Day but it seemed like Groundhog Day because of the way many of us took a few more tentative steps beyond our COVID-limited comfort zones and out into the cold reality of the pandemic -- masks and sanitizer in hand. With infection rates easing in many areas, regular activity is increasing.
While we remain cautiously (very cautiously) optimistic, members of the Gates Healthcare team will be emerging this month to meet on-site with clients, as needed, to provide their expertise in person.
For us, working remotely is antithetical to our consulting mission. Yet it was entirely necessary for health and safety reasons. When we were quarantining, we continued serving our clients, building new relationships with state boards of pharmacy, and collaborating with colleagues in the compounding profession.
Getting back to the way things used to be will not be easy. But just like in the crises and calamities before this one, we will get there, one steady step at a time.