Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – Tips and Suggestions for Local Businesses and Events

March 12, 2020

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Mitch Jackson, an award-winning California trial attorney, joins me for this special podcast episode. In this episode, Mitch shares 34 years of legal and business experience to help local businesses make good, smart decisions when faced with unexpected events like the Coronavirus disease. 

Items discussed during this podcast reflect the personal views and opinions of Mitch Jackson and myself; no professional legal advice is given.  If you are seeking legal advice, do your own due diligence as laws vary state to state.

Our tips for local businesses:

  • Communicate with your customers on what steps you’re taking to make sure they are protected. It is your responsibility to consider how best to decrease the spread of acute respiratory illness to lower the impact of COVID-19 in your place of business.
  • Create a list of potential questions you may have from customers about COVID-19 and its impacts on your business/industry; it’s better to be prepared and not need the information than need it and not have it.
  • Be aligned and compliant with your state and local health officials.
  • If your business has yet to be impacted, bring together a few key employees or customers and perform a premortem review and discuss the solutions and alternatives.
  • Implement proper waivers and proper assumption of risk documents in contracts if you’re allowing customers to come on-to your premise.
  • Have proper liability insurance coverage if customers are coming into your place of business.
  • Consider options to bringing a portion of your business to the cloud. (e.g., virtual meetings with staff and customers if applicable).

As always, I appreciate your time. I wish everybody a safe and healthy 2020.