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John Ho was quoted in Money discussing the response plans businesses should have in place during a pandemic. The policies that DO exist aren’t terribly complicated, says John. “They’re typically a response plan that lays out the foundation of what a company should consider, depending on the particular situation,” he says. Usually, that means having a base plan that’s adaptable on the fly, led by a committee of staff members in charge of overseeing responses to outbreaks. “In a big company, you want to include an HR representative, someone from operations, someone from IT, and representatives from any other essential departments,” John says, “In small businesses it could just be an office manager.” John says in the case of coronavirus, employers could decide to adopt flexible scheduling policies on the fly — so people can work from home, and not have to choose between exposing themselves to a potentially deadly virus and losing out on rent money.
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