The State of Iowa currently has no cases of COVID-19, but there are cases in our surrounding states. Although the immediate threat is minimal, that does not mean that it does not have the potential to escalate quickly. Being prepared, is what will set you apart and limit the impact to continuity of critical services.
Identifying your critical functions and what resources are required to maintain them is an essential first step in your planning process. Identifying contingencies if those resources are no longer available (personnel, supplies, equipment, components, and infrastructure), and identifying delegations of authority and an order of succession for personnel should follow. Where the threat is significant right now, and many members may already be affected is supply chain management. Every member should be developing secondary and tertiary contingency plans for critical supplies, components and infrastructure due to primary suppliers being in heavily affected areas like China. Remember that large investor owned entities that may require many of the same items are already out there working with distributors and manufacturers for large bulk orders. If feasible, you are highly advised to stockpile as much as you can.
If you have any questions please contact Mr. Saffell any time via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on his cellular phone at (515) 988-8686.