Globally, the coronavirus has infected more than 75,000 people and led to over 2,000 deaths. But business travelers should avoid panic, says pandemic expert Regina Phelps, who offers preventive health tips for those headed to international events such as the RSA 2020 conference.
“Don’t panic; don’t stop doing things in your life,” says Phelps, founder of Emergency Management & Safety Solutions. “Just be smart. If you’re going to go to RSA, have a great time. [But] think about how you can do it in a way that will minimize your chance of getting an infection.”
In an update on coronavirus and its impact on global enterprises and events, Phelps discusses:
- The latest virus statistics and what they mean;
- The impact on the global supply chain and retail economy;
- Questions to ask and precautions to take before traveling to an international event, such as the RSA 2002 Conference.
Phelps, RN, BSN, MPA, CEM, is an internationally recognized expert in the field of emergency management and continuity planning. Since 1982, she has provided consultation and speaking services to clients in four continents. She is founder of Emergency Management & Safety Solutions, a consulting company specializing in emergency management, continuity planning and safety. Among the company’s clients are McAfee, IMF, Microsoft, American Express, Northern Trust, VISA, Triton Container, Intuit, Stanford University, Caltech Institute, JPL, Merck, MasterCard and the World Bank.