With all of the news about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) making its way into the United States, it is time for law firms to think about what they are going to do to prepare for a possible outbreak that will affect their business operations. Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans need to be dusted off and updated to manage the different scenarios that may come our with over the next few months. We asked the Association of Legal Administrators interim Executive Director, April Campbell, to discuss what law firms need to be doing to prepare.
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There are definite immediate and local actions that should be implemented such as:
Restrict travel to hotspots
14-day work from home policies for personnel who have traveled to those areas, or were exposed to others who may have traveled to hotspots
Stress that sick employees stay home
Explain proper handwashing techniques
And LOTS OF HAND SANITIZER
The CDC released communications resources on these actions.
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