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Coronavirus Communications Resources

In this unprecedented time, we’re here to provide any available resources to support your business. It is important to effectively communicate to your stakeholders – whether they be employees, customers or investors – in the most strategic means possible.

Coronavirus Survey

The current environment is one of the most dynamic and volatile we have experienced.

This study provides a snapshot of the impact the coronavirus has had on the lives of North Carolina and South Carolina’s consumers to date. It provides insight into how consumers have modified their behaviors in the short term, but also how some of these behaviors might continue in the mid- to longer-term and the implications these changes may have on the economy – and to industries and businesses.

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Understand the basics of communication during the coronavirus epidemic

The geographic and numerical escalation of the Coronavirus poses a clear operational disruption for most companies that will inevitability impact their bottom lines. Here are a few things to remember when facing the question of how to communicate around the coronavirus to stakeholders.


How to effectively communicate when an employee is directly impacted by COVID-19

If there is a certainty these days, it is that none of us are escaping the COVID-19 pandemic. Small business owners and leaders of global corporations alike are being faced with unprecedented decisions that will affect every single one of your stakeholders. In order to maintain communications control in such an uncertain time, we share the following insights on how to communicate with your organization.


Bad companies are destroyed by a crisis, Good companies survive them, Great companies are improved by them.

Andy Groves - Former Intel CEO

Integrated Marketing Communications

In today’s COVID-19 climate, your communications - whether internal to external - are being viewed through an entirely new consumer lens. Now more than ever, you need to strategically align your company’s values with your corporate communications efforts. These posts are focused on the ongoing concerns we are helping our clients address.

Trusted Sources for Covid-19 News

In order to avoid any risk of spreading misinformation, we here at Chernoff Newman recommend turning to highly trusted sources on regular basis.

Center for Disease Control (CDC)  /  Covid-19  /  FAQs

World Health Organization (WHO)  Main Page / FAQs

Regional Health Resources

Across the multiple states that Chernoff Newman operates in, state health entities have established online portals to assist with their communities in locating and understanding the information available to those in need, both personally and professionally.

South Carolina  /  SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)

North Carolina  /  NC Dept. of Health and Human Services

Florida  /  Florida Department of Health

In uncertain times, stakeholders are looking for leadership. Now is the time to provide strong, responsive leadership that is delivered with pervasive empathy for all audiences.

Business Operations Resources

During this time, it is inevitable many of you will have numerous questions around how to navigate this changing business environment. These resources are based upon common questions we have received from clients and partners of Chernoff Newman.

What to tell employees who may have COVID-19 (SHRM)

10 Questions for an HR Pandemic Plan

OSHA Guide for Preparing Workplace for COVID-19

Legal Resources

It is important to never forget the potential legal ramifications of the decisions you are making in this uncertain environment. Below are some resources from trusted legal outlets on how to manage current and upcoming decisions within your organization.

COVID-19 and your business: Frequently asked legal questions (Jackson Walker)

Society for Human Resource Management COVID-19 Legal Resources Center

What are the legal considerations in dealing with employees during the COVID-19 crisis

Regional Business Resources

Across the multiple states that Chernoff Newman operates, business organizations and individual companies have established online portals to assist with their communities in locating and understanding the options available to those in need, both personally and professionally.

Florida Chamber of Commerce  /  Follow Facts not Fear

North Carolina Chamber of Commerce  /  Coronavirus Resource Guide

South Carolina State Chamber  /  Covid-19 Resources

As we emerge from this global crisis, our businesses will need to be more nimble and responsive to the needs of our customers, employees, and partners than ever in our history. Start that transformation by planning for the brighter days ahead now.

Remote Work Resources

Like many of you, we at Chernoff Newman have had to adapt to a remote workforce. Here are few articles to help you successfully transition your team to remote workers and embrace communications technologies to work as effectively as possible.

8 strategies to set up remote work during the coronavirus outbreak
How to Support New Remote Workers
How to Get People to Actually Participate in Virtual Meetings
Your guide to working remotely in Slack
New to Working from Home? Here Are Some Tips to Help You Meet Like a Pro
How To Embrace Remote Work

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Chernoff Newman seamlessly fits into your internal team during their time of need. We do what is needed to get results, efficiently and effectively. Our experience is deeper and broader than anyone in the region, and we use that experience to solve problems and help our clients identify issues that are beyond the horizon.

Chernoff Newman understands that your business is no longer “business as usual.” We’re here to support each other and provide expertise to our region, community and neighbors in the most effective way possible for your situation. Contact us to see how we can help you weather the storm.

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