1) Have a disaster recovery plan - create one if it wasn't already in existence based on learning from this crisis. Use an employee group to establish the essential components learning from tough decisions quickly made, mistakes occurred and fixed, and hindsight.
2) Prepare for future travel - as travel starts again, you need an understanding of vaccinations available now and with release dates pending.
3) Follow reputable sources for advice - when time and attention is a luxury ie either side of a crisis, make sure you have established credible sources of information. This prevents panic and doubt when decision need to be made fast at the height of a crisis.
4) Create clear communications - "Let employees know what support is available to them in a concise and timely manner" says Sarah Dennis, Head of International at Towergate Health & Protection
With MERS, SARS, HIV/ AIDS and Covid-19 occurring in the last 50 years alone, and more pandemics predicted in the future, international businesses must be prepared for further health scares.