Family-owned Herschend Enterprises, which delayed the openings of its theme parks because of COVID-19, is currently evaluating opening dates for the summer.

In addition to theme park operator Herschend Family Entertainment, the family enterprise includes tour operator Pink Adventure Tours; Herschend Live, owner of the Harlem Globetrotters; and Herschend Entertainment Studios, which produces shows for children.

Private companies moved quickly on short-term finances, but are waiting to make long-term incentive adjustments in the wake of the pandemic.

As private companies face an unprecedented global health crisis caused by a novel coronavirus outbreak, some businesses responded preemptively with early actions to preserve cash, such as freezing both hiring and pay rates, according to a study done at the beginning of business and community shutdowns.

The goal of the plan is to ensure a healthy workforce so your business can continue to operate.

By Karen Masullo

By Sean Murphy and Bill Kanasky Jr., Ph.D.

Directors are digging into the risks and management response to the COVID-19 pandemic that has now taken root in the U.S.

By David A. Brown and Luke Trompeter

The outbreak and spread of the novel coronavirus has made reverberations around the world.

It took less than three months for the virus to spread to tens of thousands in China, make its way to Europe and then to the United States. Markets responded with the worst weekly decline since the 2008 financial crisis. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) asked U.S. publicly traded companies with any China operations to disclose any coronavirus threats or risk in upcoming financial reports.