Issue 6.19
May 8, 2020
Message from the President
In the coming weeks, more people will return to a workplace that will have new protocols, footprints, and more. Employers, employees, and consumer facing businesses will have plenty to think about. Business operations can and should return to a sustainable level without jeopardizing employee or customer safety.

Yesterday   we hosted a call with ChristianaCare and AccessDX Lab to address the best screening practices, remote care options for employees who are ill, testing for COVID-19 when appropriate, and care options for people who test positive. You can watch this information session here:
Sponsored by: EDiS Company
Effective Today: Small Businesses may resume limited operations

The goal of the interim steps is to provide economic relief to Delaware citizens and businesses who are struggling financially – while maintaining strict adherence to health and safety guidelines. The steps also will help as Delawareans and Delaware businesses adapt to new ways of operating once Phase 1 begins.  Read the interim guidelines
As retail stores and hair salons/barber shops prepare to be able to operate on a limited basis, the Division of Small Business shared additional information to help business owners better understand and comply with the modified state of emergency order:
TUESDAY, MAY 12 | 10:00 AM

Patrick Harker, president & chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia ( bio ) will provide regional economic outlook with a focus on Delaware’s economy. Harker will also take a deep dive on key industries, including manufacturing and construction, agriculture, restaurants and hospitality, banking and finance, and the legal sector.

Join us to learn where we were prior to the outbreak, what the Fed is seeing in terms of impacts on these critical Delaware industries, what recovery time could look like and permanent industry changes we may see.
Sponsored by: WSFS Bank
US Treasury Releases New Guidance
on CARES Act State/Local Aid
Telework Security Practices
for Delaware Businesses

An order by the Governor to “shelter-in-place of residence” took effect on March 24th in Delaware. This closed all nonessential businesses in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. Under this new order, approximately one million residents, who are not employed by an exempted business, are now only permitted to leave their homes for groceries, to fill a prescription, or go to a doctor’s appointment. Many of these individuals are now teleworking from home. Not everyone is accustomed to working remotely and may not have considered the cyber security implications of doing so. Having the appropriate cyber security mindset could potentially save both an individual and their company from falling victim to a preventable security incident. Read more
The System That Actually Worked

How the internet kept running even as society closed down around it Here's a question that should make you shudder: What if, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the internet had buckled?

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Risk Management
Keeping your business running and protecting your employees and reputation

Major disaster events happen every day that can truly affect your business. These could be fires, blackouts, terrorism, cyberattacks, severe weather, road closures, etc. These events compromise employees, products, facilities, transportation and communication methods, supply chain partners and the list goes on. If you are just backing up your data with your disaster recovery plan, you are not planning for the continuation of business processes. Disaster recovery is not business continuity planning! Read more
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