The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency. Although most of the 82,000-plus cases and 2,800-plus deaths come from the city of Wuhan in the Chinese province of Hubei where the virus originated, the coronavirus has now spread to six of the seven continents.
While not overreacting, CEOs should get ready for the potential impact on their operations as we wait to see if the coronavirus becomes a significant public health risk in North America. To help, Chief Executive reached out to our trusted partners at SafetyNow, a global leader in safety training & learning solutions used by organizations like Berkshire Hathaway, Marriott, Lockheed Martin, Saudi Aramco, Rollins and more.
They’ve prepared a 35-page report for our community on how the coronavirus could impact business, including a playbook for taking steps to protect employees, insure continuity and mitigate legal risks from both an OHS and HR perspective. It includes numerous checklists, best practices, model programs, a coronavirus screening form and a lot more. We’re providing it for free to Chief Executive’s readers via SafetyNow’s website.