The spread of 2019-nCoV, better known as the Wuhan Coronavirus, has been widely reported on since the first case emerged in December 2019. Selective cares about the impact of risk to you as a business owner, so we’d like to share some information to help protect you, your staff and your operations.
BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING
If your business relies on suppliers or partners based in China, be sure to review your business continuity plans and have a crisis management plan in place that anticipates the potential impact to your employees and operations. Have alternate solutions in place to ensure access to the products and services you need to avoid disruption to your business and revenue streams.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 2019-nCoV originated in Wuhan City, China, and the respiratory virus can spread human-to-human via droplets from sneezing or coughing. Symptoms typically appear 2-14 days after exposure and include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.
prevent the spreading of coronavirus
The CDC has issued a Warning Level 3 travel advisory, calling for all nonessential travel to China be avoided. If you or any of your associates are planning to travel, the following preventative measures can be taken to help prevent the spread of 2019-nCoV and other communicable diseases:
If you were in China within the last 14 days and have symptoms, you should seek medical care immediately. Before visiting the doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead to advise about your recent travel and the symptoms you are experiencing.