Guidelines for Enterprise Planning of Business Continuity under The COVID-19 Pandemic

DOI: 10.6525/TEB.202209_38(18).0001

Hsiu-Yun Lo1*, Szu-Pei Wu1, Su-Hua Wang1, Pei-Chun Chan1,2, Chia-Chi Lee1

2022 Vol.38 NO.18

Correspondence Author: Hsiu-Yun Lo1*

  • 1 Division of Chronic Infectious Disease, Taiwan Centers for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan 
  • 2 Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan


        The main purpose of a business continuity plan is to protect the operation of an enterprise, private and public institution, from the disasters and incidents, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Since late 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to rage around the world. Due to an increasing number of infections, the operation of enterprises, private and public institutions, have been severely disrupted. However, for a business to continue operating, the most important thing is to ensure the health of the employees and the customers who interact with those employees. 
        The Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has formulated many preventive measures and strategies against the COVID-19 pandemic immediately by consulting with experts in infectious diseases, business management and relevant administrative agencies. In addition to taking into consideration the guidelines of other countries, the Taiwan CECC finally published a guideline suitable for Taiwan’s enterprises, private and public institutions. 
        The guidelines and recommendations for the preventive measures are adjusted and revised accordingly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which allow enterprises, private and public institutions, to identify and assess risks, minimizing loss to the greatest extent possible.