At RBC Wealth Management, the health and safety of our clients and employees is our top priority. As governments ease stay-at-home restrictions, RBC Wealth Management is developing plans to gradually return employees to RBC premises. Following guidance from RBC enterprise, local government and health authorities, we are taking a branch-by-branch approach to allow for all 179 of our branches to open up on a timeline that makes sense. We want to ensure that we proceed at the right pace, with the health and well-being of our employees, clients, contractors and service providers as our number one priority.
For this reason, while some branches are beginning to gradually increase staff levels, for the safety of both our clients and our employees, RBC Wealth Management is encouraging advisors and other staff to continue to utilize virtual meeting capabilities rather than resume in-person meetings. In addition, we have asked that other guests such as wholesalers, non-essential vendors, employee family members, etc. not be invited into the branch for the time being.
Even as we make adjustments to our operations, we are mindful that in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, volatile markets are causing our clients additional concern. To help guide clients during this unprecedented time, our Global Portfolio Advisory Committee is working to publish timely information on COVID-19 and its implications for investors. Clients can find this valuable information by visiting our our coronavirus market impacts page.
Thank you for your continued business and for your understanding during these unprecedented times. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your financial advisor.