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.

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


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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 For Employers

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On-Demand Webinars

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.

Client Notices

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

Governor Newson Signs Executive Order Giving COVID-19 Worker's Compensation Rebuttable Presumption to All CA Employees

Aid for Small Businsses: CARES Act Application Begins 4/3

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.

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

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