Employers are implementing strategies to manage the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). At this crucial time, simply ignoring the issue is not an option. Does your business have an infectious disease response plan?

Here are a few measures to consider:
• Review human resources policies.  Make sure policies and practices are consistent with public health recommendations and existing state and federal workplace laws.
• Identify essential business functions and essential roles required to maintain business operations. Then, determine whether you can establish policies and practices, such as telecommuting or flexible work hours if local health authorities recommend the use of social distancing strategies.
• Establish a process to communicate information to employees and business partners on accurate COVID-19 information and your company’s response plan.