This evolving page will be regularly updated with all the essential information relevant to member companies and their employees affected by the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak, including government alerts, links to news coverage, advice on how to manage your workplace, industry-specific information, and more.
ICYMI: Global Dashboard on COVID-19 Government Policies Launched
The U.S. Chamber this week launched the Global Dashboard on COVID-19 Government Policies, which tracks pandemic-related changes in the international economic and regulatory landscape. The dashboard provides direct links to policy information across a growing number of countries (41 as of today) and addresses issues such as fiscal programs, guidance on critical infrastructure and workers, export restrictions, and data protection authorities. The site was accessed by viewers from nearly 100 countries in its first week.
The Chamber’s International Affairs Division continues to update the dashboard and will add countries and fields as information becomes available. Chamber members are encouraged to share suggestions and tips on useful information to help make it as comprehensive, accurate, and up-to-date as possible.
General articles on small business resources available during the coronavirus outbreak:
Managing your team through coronavirus:
Staying connected with customers:
The below resources created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and partnering organizations are directed at U.S. businesses reopening their doors during the coronavirus pandemic, but a majority of the information is useful for companies worldwide.
The Pandemic has effected different industries differently – likewise, the reopening process will vary by sector. Here are sector-specific guidance from some of the leading industry associations and government sources:
READY TO REOPEN: A playbook for your small business: Download this step-by-step guide to help your company reopen safely and keep employees and customers healthy and informed as restrictions lift across the country. The playbook includes safety and sanitation guidance, communications advice, and other best practices information.
NAVIGATING THE RETURN TO WORK: Path forward, America is restarting the economy after a lengthy shutdown. The effort to bring millions of people back to work brings lots of big, complicated questions.
Path Forward, a series produced by the U.S. Chamber Foundation, is designed to help business and community leaders find the answers they need to execute a responsible reopening strategy and plan for a post-pandemic world.
How do we protect employees and customers from the coronavirus? What are some of the barriers to a successful reopening of the economy? Where can my staff get COVID-19 tests? Masks? Gloves? Who’s going to pay for all this? Each episode features conversations between the U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Suzanne Clark and experts with practical recommendations for businesses of all sizes.
Path Forward events take place at 3 p.m. ET every Thursday, please click here to review past events.
World Health Organization Novel Coronavirus page
Ernst & Young: Responding to COVID-19
Clyde & Co: Coronavirus Information Hub (COVID-19)
Addleshaw Goddard: The Coronavirus and Force Majeure in Oman
Trowers and Hamlins: COVID-19:Employment update Issues to consider in Oman
TAISM: COVID-19 Advisory
Dentons: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) hub