The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and its accompanying disease, COVID-19, have disrupted business operations and daily life in ways that seemed inconceivable before the outbreak. The experience of managing amid a pandemic has highlighted many considerations that should be a part of any business continuity plan. The 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 influenza seasons were also more severe than normal, with 57% and 25% more US cases than average, respectively.

However, no one is able to predict the severity of viruses and how they may restrict operations in future. As a business owner, you can examine the impact of a pandemic on your operations and align planning efforts to leverage your existing crisis management plans. Our latest Resilience Rundown checklist is designed to help you to examine and establish alternatives to navigate through a crisis. Taking time now to review or establish plans can help prepare you for increased numbers of employee absences as well as plan for essential business functions to continue.

Additional resource planning tools for business continuity operations are available from the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) here.

Download our checklist below to make sure you are ready to navigate a crisis