As a Boy Scout, I learned the motto, “Be Prepared” and have tried to live it ever since. But how does one prepare for something that has never been experienced or even considered before? That is where we are with the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Business owners are struggling with the reality of having to close operations for an unknown period of time. Most are willing and able to do so for three or four weeks without threatening business continuation. However, some may not have the resources to do so and what happens IF the restrictions and shut-downs continue for an extended period of time?
I can only speak for myself when I say that I will continue to live and work within the parameters set forth by our leaders and authorities and make thoughtful decisions without panic. We are all in this together. No one is immune to the virus or the collateral damage it may cause. While doctors and health experts work to reduce the risk and impact of this virus, we as a business community must be prudent in keeping our businesses going while protecting the health of employees and customers.
May God be with us all as we unite to protect and maintain as we move forward.