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Risk in Context | Coronavirus

Timely blogs from our risk and insurance experts on how to navigate the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus Posts

Keeping Employees and Customers Safe During a Unique Holiday Shopping Season

Posted by Mac Nadel Monday, November 09, 2020

During an undoubtedly unique holiday shopping season, retailers must remain vigilant in preventing the spread of the coronavirus while encouraging the spread of holiday cheer.

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COVID-19: Immunity Challenges Bring Uncertainty for Health Care Providers

Posted by Ian Matyjewicz Thursday, November 05, 2020

With COVID-19 cases trending upwards across the country, potential immunity carve backs increase uncertainty for health care providers caring for patients.

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Ransomware Attacks: 5 Actions for Education Entities

Posted by Martin Leicht Wednesday, October 28, 2020

As schools move to virtual learning during the pandemic, their systems are even more vulnerable to cybercriminals. 

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Remote Work: Five Practices Risk Professionals Should Consider

Posted by Jeffrey Smagacz Tuesday, October 06, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, employers are taking concrete action to help employees create a safe workspace that enhances productivity and mitigates workers’ compensation claims.

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COVID-19 and Workers’ Compensation: A New Burden of Proof for California Employers

Posted by Dennis Tierney Thursday, September 24, 2020

California is the latest state to introduce a rebuttable presumption that workers who contract COVID-19 are presumed to have done so on the job, adding greater complexity and liability for employers.

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Pandemic Heightens Cyber Risk for Higher Education

Posted by Jean Demchak Monday, September 21, 2020

Higher education institutions are prime targets for cyber-attacks, a risk that is being intensified due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Related to: Education

What Employers Should Know About Vaccination in the COVID-19 Era

Posted by Kelly Thoerig Wednesday, September 16, 2020

As flu season kicks off and health officials race to develop a viable COVID-19 vaccine, an important question has arisen: Can employers require staff to be vaccinated?

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Managing COVID-19-Related Violence in Retail and Restaurant Workplaces

Posted by Cindy Smail Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Retail and restaurant industry employers must plan for and protect against workplace violence prompted by objections to COVID-19 prevention measures.

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5 Measures for Returning to Campus During a Pandemic

Posted by Richard Vohden Tuesday, August 18, 2020

As the new academic year begins, higher education entities should consider a number of measures as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Seek Trusted Sources to Cut Through COVID-19 Noise

Posted by Lorna Friedman Monday, August 17, 2020

A glut of information — and misinformation — has accompanied the coronavirus’s spread. Where can people and businesses turn for insight and guidance?

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