Pandemics aren’t your usual business disruption. Unfolding over months, these events require an extra set of activities that include consultations with epidemiologists, critical role identification and third-party evaluations. 

A new coronavirus strain that emerged in Wuhan, China, last month is the latest reminder — like SARS, MERS and H1N1 before it - that companies need to plan and prepare for large-scale outbreaks of dangerous disease, or other potential large scale disruptions that could impact your business. 

Heads of ERM should use these tips and checklists to plan out a response.