Edward Jones is asking advisors to not meet clients in person, including at its offices, due to the coronavirus. Advisors and staff, though, can continue to work in its 14,200 U.S. branches and its nearly 600 locations in Canada.
“We are open for business. Our financial advisors and branch office administrators are working from their branch offices to serve our seven million clients,” the firm said in a statement.
“We are temporarily restricting public access to our branch offices and encouraging clients and our financial advisors to communicate using virtual means,” it explained.
In many locations where local leaders have required most businesses to close their doors, financial and accounting services are exempt from such rules.