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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Personal Preparedness Resources

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has become a global concern since its initial outbreak in Wuhan, China in late 2019. Because information related to the virus changes regularly, we are providing access to trusted resources to help you find the most current information and guidance for your family and your business.

General Health Preservation Tips

There is not currently a vaccine to protect against COVID-19. To help prevent the spread of this and other respiratory diseases, such as the flu, the most important thing you can do is practice everyday precautionary actions as suggested by the CDC and the Red Cross, including:

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others. Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
  • Maintain good personal hygiene: Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly (for 20 seconds) and use hand sanitizers when soap and water are not readily available. Avoid touching your face.
  • If you are around others and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are obviously sick, and stay home when you are sick.
  • Seek medical attention if you develop symptoms, especially fever or shortness of breath, and inform your health care provider if you’ve been in an area where the coronavirus is circulating.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that are regularly touched, such as light switches, doorknobs, remote controls, computer keyboards and tablets, phones, and toys.

Read more tips from the CDC on how to prevent the spread of coronavirus germs.

Additional Resouces for You and Your Family

Marsh PCS: Domestic Employee and Workers’ Comp Considerations — If you employ domestic workers, learn about some considerations and potential liabilities during this time of social distancing.

Marsh PCS: Hurricane Preparedness during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Marsh PCS: Protect Personal Assets from Professional Liability — The COVID-19 pandemic has brought uncertainty to every aspect of business operations. One less-obvious area of change is the exposure to directors and officers. 

Marsh PCS: The COVID-19 Pandemic and its Effect on Yacht Owners — The global COVID-19 pandemic has created challenging conditions for owners and captains of yachts . Consider these effects on the yachting community.

Marsh PCS: Yacht Hurricane Preparedness Tips During COVID-19

AIG: Coronavirus Information for Travelers

CDC: Current Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Information—  Visit the CDC for current information on the virus. 

CDC: Latest Travel Resources— Stay up-to-date on the latest travel health notices and suggested restrictions from the CDC.

CDC: Resources for the Community— Explore resources for your home, schools, retirement communities, and more.

Chubb: 5 Tips for an Ergonomic Workspace —Working from home? Here are some tips for an ergonomic workspace from Chubb.

Hillard Heintze: 5 Way to Protect Yourself Against Cyberattacks Exploiting the COVID-19 Crisis —Cybercriminals will continue to prey on unsuspecting individuals at any time. Learn how to protect you and your family.

World Economic Forum Report: COVID-19 Risks Outlook: A Preliminary Mapping and Its Implications

Additional Resources for Your Business

Hurricane Preparedness Planning in a COVID-19 World Webinar Replay

Marsh: Pandemic Risk Protection

Marsh Paper: Outbreaks, Epidemics, and Pandemics — Learn about some of the main challenges organizations may face in an outbreak.

COVID-19: Evolving Insurance and Risk Management Implications — The new report provides an overview of the key coverage, claims, and risk management areas that are currently top of mind for businesses and insurers.

Wealth Management: After the Storm

Other Resources

American Red Cross — Read more safety and readiness tips from the Red Cross. 

Johns Hopkins University and Medicine — A world leader in global public health, infectious disease, and emergency preparedness, visit the JHU Coronavirus Resource Center for up-to-date global outbreak mapping and more. 

Marsh & McLennan Companies — Coronavirus is impacting organizations around the world. Stay informed with the latest thinking from across Marsh & McLennan.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) — Curated collection of information and resources provided and maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Oliver Wyman Launches Pandemic Navigator — The Oliver Wyman COVID-19 Pandemic Navigator forecasts the number of new and cumulative coronavirus cases across nearly 40 countries, incorporating the effectiveness of containment and suppression measures.

WorldClinic — WorldClinic is a personal medical resource for global families and executives. Visit their COVID-19 Situation Room for preparation and prevention tips for individuals and organizations.