Coronavirus Resources: Protecting Your Business and Your People

June 4, 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.


Keeping Workers Well Survey

The World Economic Forum and Arizona State University (ASU), with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, have launched a global community to learn how employers are reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are creating this community by bringing together data from a global survey of employers.

Anonymous results will be aggregated and displayed as part of an Interactive Visual Interface at All data submitted will be kept confidential and used only for education and non-commercial research. You’ll get access to the results and be able to search the database directly and ask questions like:

  • Are companies like mine (e.g. in my industry/geography/size) testing their employees?
  • What are the testing trends by geography?
  • What are the most common changes implemented as a result of COVID-19?

Visit to take or preview the Keeping Workers Well Survey. Participants are asked to complete the survey by September 15th. Feel free to share this message and the survey link with other companies – inside and outside of your industry.

No company names or other personal information will be included in the final survey report.


Returning to the Workplace: Employment Law Pitfalls



AB 685: COVID-19 Potential Exposure Reporting and OSHA Citation Presumption

Assembly Bill (AB) 685, sets new requirements for employers to notify their employees and their unions about a potential COVID-19 exposure in the workplace.



Senate Bill 1159: Reporting and Claims for Employees with COVID-19

Senate Bill 1159 will have major impact on how employers report incidents of COVID-19 infection among their employees and how they file claims.


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Last Updated October 7, 2020:  Added  Keeping Workers Well Survey to Featured Survey section

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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

The Impact on Your Business Risk and Insurance

The Impact on Employee Benefits, Retirement, and Your Workforce

Support Your Employees: A Toolkit

What is Ergonomics?
Mental Well-being During Quarantine
Easing Employee Stress Surrounding the Coronavirus Pandemic
A Guide to Market Fluctuations
Welcome Back to Work Employee Packet
Working From Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Market Volatility Update: Coronavirus

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

Commissioner Approves WCIRBs Special Regulatory Filing in Reponse to COVID-19

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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