Planning for Emergencies
The new coronavirus—and the disease it causes, now known as Covid-19—was first reported in Wuhan, China, on Dec. 31, 2019. At the time of writing, there were about 81,000 cases confirmed covering 38 countries. By the time you read this column, there likely will have been many more cases across many more countries, including some significant pockets of the illness in the United States.
However, this column may not be too late to assist you in preparing for such an event. Surely, this is unlikely to be the last health emergency, so it is wise to get better prepared for any future events.