Assessing Business Preparedness for COVID-19

  • Questions are answered “yes/no”
  • This tool can be completed in 2-3 minutes
  • This tool is based on CDC’s Guidance for Businesses (CDC Checklist)
  • This tool will enable businesses to rapidly assess preparedness and identify areas of weakness

If you have any questions or comments, please contact:

SreyRam Kuy, MD, MHS, FACS
Baylor College of Medicine

1. How would you best describe your organization?

2. How many employees are in your organization?

3. What sector is your organization in?

4. What is the primary 5-digit zip code of your organization (e.g. 77054)

5. What is your role in your organization?

6. Is your business actively encouraging sick employees to stay home?

7. Is your business separating employees who become sick during the day from other employees, and sending them home immediately?

8. Is your business emphasizing respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene by all employees?

9. Is your business performing routine environmental cleaning?

10. Is your business advising employees to check for acute respiratory symptoms before travel, or if they become sick while traveling, to notify their supervisor and call a healthcare provider?

11. Is your business instructing your employees who are well, but who have a sick family member at home with COVID-19, that they should notify their supervisor?

12. Is your business informing employees that some people may be at higher risk for severe illness, such as older adults and those with chronic medical conditions?

13. Is your business prepared for possible increased numbers of absent employees due to themselves or their families being ill, or due to closures of children’s schools?

14. Does your business have a plan to monitor and respond to absenteeism at the workplace?

15. Does your business cross-train personnel to perform essential functions so that the workplace is able to operate even if key staff members are absent?

16. Did your business assess your essential functions and the reliance that others and the community have on your services or products?

17. Is your business prepared to change practices to maintain critical operations (e.g., identify alternative suppliers, prioritize customers, or temporarily suspend some operations)?

18. If your business has multiple locations, do your local managers have the authority to take appropriate actions based on the condition in each locality? (the answer is yes, no or N/A)

19. Does your business have an Infectious Disease Outbreak Response Plan?

20. If you would like to be contacted and provided an analysis of the results and/or help with a strategic preparedness plan, please add your email here.