Coronavirus Business Continuity Resources

Coronavirus Business Continuity Resources

Daily Updates and Resources to Help You Protect Your Business and Employees

Updated 6/9/2020

We're reading, interpreting, and vetting the vast amounts of resources and information being shared within and outside the Allied Community all-day, every day.  As things come out, and they are helpful we'll post them here.  Bookmark the page and check back often.

THANK YOU to all partners, members, and the general business community who are creating such helpful, valuable, and insightful stuff to help.  The power of the community in action. ​

Tuesday 6/9

Monday 6/8

  • The MN Symptom Screener is a digital tool designed for businesses and organizations to screen COVID-19 health-related symptoms of employees and other people entering their facilities, to help manage and promote a healthy and safe workplace and environment (Credit: MMA)

  • The PPP Loan Forgiveness program bill has been signed and updated View this document from our partners at WIPFLI for the latest adjustments and interpretations. (Credit: WIPFLI)

Friday 5/29

Thursday 5/21

  • Return to Work Checklist and Details - PDF - (Credit: BDH) - Sample versions of return to work guidance for employers.

Monday 5/18

Thursday 5/14



Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)


Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

MN State Small Business Assistance

For Employers to Help Employees

Workplace Safety

Business Insurance

  • COVID Insurance Coverage Considerations - PDF - (Credit: Marsh & McLennan Agency)
  • Addressing the Coronavirus Outbreak - An Employer’s Guide - UPDATED 3/24 - PDF (Credit: MMA) - MMA has consolidated decision points that you should consider as you and your organization develop your own business resiliency plan regarding your benefits program - topics include the fed and state response to COVID-19, testing and treatment, communication with employees, and care/well-being resources.
  • Business Insurance Implications - Webcast - (Credit: Marsh & McLennan Agency) - Discussion includes: Claims reporting best practices, workers’ compensation, and general liability claims, Property insurance considerations, Explanation of first-party policies and related supply chain risk, Directors and officers claim exposure and coverage considerations, Cyber liability, and COVID-19 implications.
  • Facility Shutdown Checklist - PDF – (Credit: Marsh & McLennan Agency) With the potential of MN moving to Shelter in Place, attached is a great white paper on things to think about proactively 


Pricing Strategy

General Business Support//Information

  • Workforce Reduction Guidance - PDF (Credit: Messerli Kramer) -  
  • Rings of Defense - (Credit: Tim Keran - Allied Executives Facilitator and owner of ALTUS Business Advisors) - Tim created this - while leading Western Graphics - to help navigate difficult times, organize his thinking, and help take the emotion out of tough financial and people decisions.  This tool was created in 2001 and used successfully, on three separate occasions, to deal with a business interruption.
  • Management Objectives for Trying Times - (Credit: ITR Economics) - What management should do now that we are in the back end of a business cycle.  Also, the ITR Podcast - TrendsTalk - is a worthy follow.
  • McKinsey COVID-19: Briefing materials (PDF)  - Global health and crisis response.  Facts, figures, economic expectations, recovery scenarios, planning considerations.  Robus piece, great global insight.  

Leading through Crisis

Support for Remote Workforce(s)


COVID Trackers and Data

For EOS-specific Companies

Mental Health Resources for Employees and Children

  • Virus Anxiety – Link to strategies to managing anxiety associated with COVID-19.
  • Ten Percent Happier – a COVID-19 sanity guide to help guide you through this challenging time.
  • Headspace – Free meditations with topics like sleep mindfulness.
  • Mental Health America (MHA) –  To aid individuals and communities during this time, MHA has compiled a range of resources on mental health.
  • Child Mind Institute – Supporting families during COVID-19.
  • XO-LP – Offering free coloring sheets.
  • Action for Healthy Kids – Nutrition, physical activity and mindfulness to keep your children healthy.
  • FamilyApp – Family tools and resources amidst COVID-19.
  • Make it OK – Resources, podcasts, toolkits, stories and more.
  • Talkspace – Free therapist-led support groups via Facebook and COVID-19 Anxiety Resource Center