In an article by Benefits Pro outlining actions companies and their HR departments should take to ensure they’re prepared for a potential outbreak, author Emily Payne quotes Corporate Insight analyst Jose Santana.


Coronavirus: A checklist for employers

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus continues to grow by the hour, and at this point, it looks unlikely that the United States will be able to contain the spread of the virus. It’s impacting nearly every aspect of our economy, from the stock markets to airline and cruise industry, health care sector and even sports events.

By now, your company has likely sent out at least one memo to employees outlining the actions you’re taking in response to the threat of a coronavirus outbreak. If not, well, you’re running behind.

“The coronavirus is a wake-up call for companies to review their strategies, policies and procedures about safeguarding employees, customers and operations in this and future epidemics,” said Jeff Levin-Scherz, co-leader, North American Health Management practice, Willis Towers Watson. “From boosting communication to increasing access to hand sanitizers, employers need a plan of action to protect their workers and reduce the risk of business interruption.”

Here are a few actions companies and their HR departments should take to ensure they’re prepared for a potential outbreak.

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