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Does Your Business Continuity Plan Cover Pandemics?

Does Your Business Continuity Plan Cover Pandemics?

Author: Paul A. LiebermanDate: April 17, 2020

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, many New Jersey businesses developed business continuity plans (BCPs). Unfortunately, many businesses are now discovering that while current BCPs address disruptions due to natural disasters, they do not adequately account for the completely new challenges to firms and individuals created by this worldwide pandemic.

Today’s challenges include global supply-chain disruptions, contaminated work facilities, homes, depleted workforces due to serious illness, government-mandated closures of schools and businesses requiring immediate remote office use and travel restrictions. To address these novel and ongoing threats posed by COVID-19, changes will be needed to your existing business continuity plans (BCPs).

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