Coronavirus Resources: Protecting Your Business and Your People

May 26, 2020

Crisis Management

The coronavirus, or COVID-19, continues to evolve quickly, impacting nearly every aspect of business from supply chains to investor questions to employee health concerns. Woodruff Sawyer has established this Coronavirus Resource Center to provide guidance and answer your pressing questions, such as how to prepare or respond to the associated business risks, and whether insurance coverage may respond.

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Last Updated May 26, 2020:  Added blog post, “Coronavirus Impact: Business Risk and Insurance for Healthcare Providers.”

Woodruff Sawyer has implemented our Work From Home policy in all of our US offices effective March 13th. Learn more >

Pandemic Planning Guide with Templates

We’ve included a downloadable and editable Guide to Creating a Business Continuity Plan for Pandemics, which includes templates, as well as a sample pandemic plan. Keep in mind that these plans should tie closely with your current business continuity plan.

Guide to Creating Pandemic BCP

Sample Corporate Pandemic Plan

Pandemic Checklist: A Basic Response For Employers

The Impact on Your Business Risk and Insurance

COVID-19 has many employers asking questions about what actions to take now to help protect their employees and their business interests. The following resources help you ask the right questions, and provide you with the answers and solutions according to current developments and projections.

If you are a Woodruff Sawyer client and have specific questions related to your risks and coverage, reach out to your account team.

Notice to New York Domiciled Companies: New COVID-19 Regulations Affect Certain Property/Casualty Policies


Coronavirus: M&A Reps and Warranties Exclusions – One Month In

In this live webinar we hosted on April 17, experts from Woodruff Sawyer, Gibson Dunn, and Concord reviewed the effects of the ongoing coronavirus situation on M&A Reps and Warranties exclusions.



Coronavirus: Insurance Perspectives on Your Business Risks

In this live webinar we hosted on March 12, our experts weighed in on how your property & casualty, cyber liability, and management liability policies may respond to coronavirus claims.


The Impact on Employee Benefits, Retirement, and Your Workforce


What Now? HR Strategies and Legal Advice for Reopening Your Workplace

On May 14, Woodruff Sawyer’s Employee Benefits experts and in-house ERISA attorney Jennifer Chung, as well as Snell & Wilmer Employment Law Partner Tiffanny Brosnan, discussed workplaces reopening and how you can be sure you’re in compliance with CDC recommendations.



Coronavirus: Impact on Your Retirement Plans as a Plan Sponsor

On March 26, Woodruff Sawyer’s Retirement Team, alongside Goldman Sachs’ retirement specialists, provided information and updates on how the Coronavirus is impacting retirement plans and defined contributions. Topics included the potential economic relief that could impact 401k plans, what record keepers are saying, and what both plan sponsors and plan participants should be thinking about today.



Coronavirus: Supporting Your Employees, Their Benefits, and a Legal Perspective

On March 19, we hosted this live webinar where Woodruff Sawyer Employee Benefits experts alongside Snell & Wilmer’s Employment Law Partner, Tiffanny Brosnan, covered topics like remote work, legal concerns, extending PTO and sick leave, and the impact on life insurance coverage, claims, and employee anxiety and overall well-being.



Keys to Prevailing through Stock Market Declines

In this March 24th webinar, the Woodruff Sawyer Retirement Plans Team, along with advisors at Franklin Templeton Investments, provided information about the current market and gave perspective based on patterns seen in previous market cycles and downturns. The advice they give helps you avoid common pitfalls and stay on track towards achieving your financial goals.


Support Your Employees: A Toolkit

Working From Home During a Coronavirus Outbreak

What is Ergonomics?

Mental Well-being During Quarantine

Easing Employee Stress Surrounding the Coronavirus Pandemic

A Guide to Market Fluctuations


Coronavirus: The Stimulus Bill & Its Impact on Businesses

In this April 2nd webinar, the Woodruff Sawyer Benefits Team, along with Withum, uncovered the details and impact of the $2 trillion Coronavirus stimulus bill. Topics of discussion included insurance coverage for furloughed or laid-off employees, the cost implications of the stimulus, and how the market is reacting.


Third-Party Updates on Coronavirus

The CDC and World Health Organization are continually providing best practices and updates on the status of coronavirus. Keep in mind that your local Health Department has the authority to control all epidemiological response, including quarantines or other actions that may affect your business, as well as how to respond if an employee has been exposed or tests positive. 

Refer to these sources regularly to help you plan and protect your workplace according to the latest recommendations.

Main CDC and WHO Coronavirus Sites



Daily Reports and Case Counts
(case counts updated Mon-Fri)

WHO Daily Situation Reports

CDC US Case Count and Map

CDC World Case Map

Travel Warnings and AlertsCDC Travel Notices
CDC Guidance for Critical Infrastructure Workers

Safety Practices for Potentially Exposed Workers

Personal Prevention Methods

CDC: Prevention and Treatment

WHO: Advice for Public

OSHA Information on Coronavirus

Federal OSHA Information

California OSHA Information

Health Department Directories

State-Level Health Departments

Local Health Departments

State Employment Leave, Disability and Unemployment Benefit






For All 50 States

This page will continually be updated, so please check back regularly.

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