Rusneftegaz can announce that our office in New York shall resume full operations with a skeleton staff on the 22 June, although the majority of our international employees shall continue to work remotely. When on site, personnel will be required to adhere to distancing measures if meeting in-person, and shall receive comprehensive training in regards to the new procedures. For instances where face-to-face meetings are a necessity, we shall issue and ensure an adequate provision of face masks, hand sanitizer and any other protective equipment as required by state law. Following this announcement, Igor Migunov, who bears responsibility for this part of our business in his capacity of Director of International Operations, give this statement in acknowledgement of this news:
“I am very pleased that we will be able to recommence our operations. When we were forced to close in March, we had only just begun trading and we had to adjust to remote operation along with all the other challenges of commencing a line of business. I would like to give special thanks to my colleagues, some of whom had only been working with us for a matter of weeks when they were midway through their induction process when the closure was announced. Their efforts were extraordinary and admirable. I am optimistic now that we shall be able to return to normality and continue with our plans as before. We have all worked very hard so far, but there is still a lot more work left to do.”
To offset the staff previously on placement whom have since returned to Russia, management intends to institute a rotating schedule of additional roles for retained employees primarily focusing on maintaining communications by mail and by telephone. Any external parties who wish to speak personally with a member of staff are to be required to make an appointment in advance, either via telephone or email, and to also wear a face covering during the meeting. Our management is welcome to any queries regarding this reopening plan, and wishes to inform all personnel across all sites operated by us that it maintains the highest standards of safety and hygiene, with routine cleaning conducted daily by dedicated cleaning staff. We necessitate your cooperation and understanding this this critical matter.