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When the virus starts spreading near your business, a good plan is essential to the ensure the safety of your employees and the continuity of your operations.

The Founder Institute has formal chapters in 185+ cities and is one of the largest event organizers in the world, so we spent several weeks developing comprehensive policies (and emails to communicate and enforce those policies), and we used this experience to create a template for anyone to copy, edit and use below. 

You can also download the plan at (click "File" and "Make a Copy" to create and save your own version).

We hope you find this helpful for your business, and below are some additional resources that may help during these trying times: 

  1. Prevention - Here is our prevention strategy, which includes working from home, offering online alternatives to traditionally in-person events, and reducing travel. 
  2. Free online events - We have scheduled a number of free online events to help entrepreneurs in the comfort of their home. See the list of upcoming webinars at
  3. Fellowships - We redirected resources to offer a fellowship to founders who are building a public health startup. This pandemic impacts everyone, which means that we all need to contribute to the greater good.
  4. Mental wellness - Alongside the public health fellowship are our mental wellness tips for everyone: founders, mentors, investors, and more. It's a quick read

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