Ready Riverside
COVID-19/Coronavirus Update

Businesses

Businesses are a key part of the community and can be a great resource in a disaster. Unfortunately, businesses can also be uniquely vulnerable to the impacts of a disaster. In some cases, up to 90% of small businesses fail within 1 year if they are unable to resume operations after 5 days. Planning ahead can help you get back open as quickly as possible, and help your business survive.

Businesses and their staff face a variety of hazards:

  • Natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes.
  • Health hazards such as widespread and serious illnesses like the flu.
  • Human-caused hazards including accidents and acts of violence.
  • Technology-related hazards like power outages and equipment failure.

There is much that a business leader can do to prepare his or her organization for the most likely hazards. Learn more at the resources below: