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The novel COVID-19 (coronavirus), first identified December 2019, has fairly exploded and raised many fears about the health and safety of our family and friends, and rightly so. With more than 100,000 cases around the world as of March 10, the virus has forced schools to close, postponed or cancelled planned tradeshows and events, and has generally disrupted business and life as we know it.
How does this affect you? For starters, it doesn’t mean you have to run out and completely shutter your business until a vaccine is found. Instead, be proactive and take extra precautions to keep your employees healthy and safe in the coming months and all year round. Below are a few tips to get you started:
More information can be found from American Health Lawyers Association to help you develop a strong business continuity plan. Remember, if enough people are out sick, it could have a potentially severe impact on the business, so taking appropriate, proactive steps to mitigate risk and properly address employees is critical to keeping your business up and running.
Additionally, here are some general health and safety tips to consider from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):
For more guidelines and updates around COVID-19, we encourage you to visit the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Otava and its partner ecosystem are here to help you with any IT assistance or business continuity help you may need! We’re offering free consultations to help you thoroughly assess your risk, and we chelp you recover quickly through our disaster recovery and backup solutions so your business is running not just during a health scare, but all day, every day. Contact us to get started or to learn more.