The new coronavirus strain (COVID-19) is a strong reminder that companies need to plan and prepare for large-scale outbreaks of this, and any other, dangerous disease. Such a dynamic situation, which could span months and has already expanded globally, has the potential to be more disruptive to an organization’s continuity of operations than a cyber intrusion or natural disaster.
Pandemics aren’t your usual business disruption. Pandemic preparedness requires extensive organizational planning. While many organizations are well-prepared for regional events like hurricanes, tornadoes, and fires, they are not prepared to manage an event that interrupts the entire organization across multiple geographic regions.
Included below are documents that can help you manage the impact to your organization from COVID-19. They can also be used to prepare for future pandemics.