The reactions to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) have understandably varied from heightened anxiety to calmly understated aplomb. What has become clear is that fear of Ebola has affected far more people in the United States than the disease ever will.
This state of anxiety is not unexpected given the newness and poor understanding of the lethal, yet hard-to-transmit disease. As this situation progresses, it has drawn the attention of many businesses to evaluate their own preparedness to the potential impact Ebola may have on their operations and supply chain.
Organizations today, more than ever, should make the wise investment in developing, implementing, and maintaining a viable Continuity Management Program. When developed correctly, a Continuity Management Program takes an “all hazards” approach to providing a layer of protection for your most important assets: people, information, cash flow, and reputation. To be effective, it relies upon the creation and maintenance of:
- A business continuity plan
- A technology/disaster recovery plan
- A crisis communications plan
Read the full white paper to learn more about three actions recommended by the World Health Organization, as well as a sample continuity program plan its activation timeline.