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.