The Coronavirus has been a big topic in the current news and your City should be aware of the emerging risk. The Minnesota Department of Health has information about 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The general health and wellness of employees is important. Further, first responders have a higher risk of exposure, if exposed this may create workers compensation risks. More information on the risks can be found in this article by Seyfarth, Coronavirus:Employer Liability Issues.
Although, there have not been any cases in Minnesota, Cities should be prepared. Additional information on preparedness and response can be found in this report by Marsh, Outbreaks, Epidemics and Pandemics: Preparednessand Response Strategies.
Cities should be aware of any updates with the Coronavirus. Guy Carpenter created a current Pandemic Coronavirus Update.
In addition, the Insurance Journal spoke on what the Coronavirus means for the insurance industry. The video can be viewed here, theCoronavirus and Its Impact on the Insurance Industry.
Submitted by: Kate Connell, Loss Control Consultant