6 Ways to Prevent a Virus From Disrupting Your Business


 

1. STAY ALERT 

 

Know your risks by using resources from the CDC, WHO, and an agency local to your region such as your state’s Department of Health or your county’s Emergency Management Agency.

 

2. CONNECT OFTEN

 

Communicate frequently with employees, key partners, clients/ customers and suppliers/vendors. Consider hotlines, emails, intranets, dedicated websites and social posts.

 

3. LIMIT EXPOSURE

Video Call Facetime Chatting Communication Concept

 

Implement “social distancing measures.” Minimize in-person meetings and conference attendance and discontinue other nonessential travel.

 

 

4. KEEP THE SICK AT HOME

 

Prepare for absences by cross-training staff and/or obtaining temporary help.

 

5. PREPARE FOR DISRUPTIONS

 

Identify alternate suppliers/vendors
in case of supply chain disruption.

 

 

6. BUILD YOUR PLAN

 

IBHS’s OFB-EZ business continuity
toolkit can help you identify what to
do now to prepare for and respond
to a virus outbreak. Learn more at
DisasterSafety.org/OFB-EZ.