Developing a Continuity Plan in Response to the Coronavirus

Blog
March 17, 2020

As updates about the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic fill the news cycle, organizations are facing various challenges to support personnel and maintain business operations through alternate work arrangements. Those with business continuity plans already have a general blueprint of what actions to take, and most importantly, how to communicate to personnel and customers during a disruption. However, many of those plans will need to be updated as a result of current events.

While daily operations are being performed a bit differently than normal during the outbreak, it is important to make sure your business or organization is adequately prepared to support personnel and customers to the best of your ability.

In addition to determining how to best comply with state and federal recommendations for containing the pandemic, a few questions that you and your management team should be considering in order to keep your business up and running amid the COVID-19 outbreak are the following:

  • Do you have a leadership team assembled to help operations navigate through
    COVID-19?
  • Do you have a communications plan that addresses both internal and external communications?
  • Are your information systems and business operations equipped for alternate work arrangements?
  • What is the plan of action for those directly impacted by COVID-19?

The items above are just a few of the considerations that need to be taken into account. Taking the time to build and implement an appropriate continuity plan will give employees and customers alike the confidence that business will continue during this trying time. To help you navigate through these times of stress and uncertainty, Aronson LLC has put together a few resources for you, including this COVID-19 Business Continuity Checklist. This document highlights the critical questions you should be asking  to learn where your organization stands, and to develop a plan to keep business moving forward.

For more information about business continuity planning and our service offerings, visit our resources page and contact Renzo Portella at 301.231.6657 or Lexy Kessler at 301.231.6218.