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Combating COVID-19: Insights by topic

Explore a range of issues relevant to your crisis response

Leaders like you must consider the impact of COVID-19 across a range of areas—from liquidity and worker safety to supply chains and financial reporting. This page compiles insights on key topics that can help you act in this ongoing crisis with empathy and action.

Financial reporting considerations related to COVID-19 and an economic downturn

Deloitte US discusses certain key accounting and financial reporting considerations related to conditions that may result from the COVID-19 pandemic as well as various industry-specific considerations.

IFRS in Focus — Accounting considerations related to the Coronavirus 2019 Disease

As the pandemic increases in both magnitude and duration, entities are experiencing conditions often associated with a general economic downturn. This includes, but is not limited to, financial market volatility and erosion, deteriorating credit, liquidity concerns, further increases in government intervention, increasing unemployment, broad declines in consumer discretionary spending, increasing inventory levels, reductions in production because of decreased demand, layoffs and furloughs, and other restructuring activities. The continuation of these circumstances could result in an even broader economic downturn which could have a prolonged negative impact on an entity’s financial results. This IFRS in Focus discusses certain key IFRS accounting considerations related to conditions that may result from the COVID‑19 pandemic. This IFRS in Focus discusses certain key IFRS accounting considerations related to conditions that may result from the COVID‑19 pandemic. (For financial statements prepared under IFRS/ISA)

COVID-19 accounting considerations video series on IAS Plus

This series of webcasts discusses certain key IFRS accounting considerations related to conditions that may result from the COVID-19 pandemic.This series of briefing videos discusses certain key IFRS accounting considerations related to conditions that may result from the COVID-19 pandemic.

What might be expected of consumer spending in a COVID-19-driven business cycle?

The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to hit consumer spending and trigger a recession in the United States. To understand how spending may evolve in a likely downturn and subsequent recovery, we analyze previous business cycles while acknowledging that this is an unprecedented situation.

Canada economic outlook

The COVID-19 outbreak and ensuing disruptions will likely lead to a recession. Uncertainty will remain until there is clarity over when containment can be relaxed.

United States Economic Forecast

The coronavirus outbreak is driving changes to the US economy so quickly as to make forecasting even more challenging than usual. But we can pin down both short- and long-term ways in which this shock is affecting the economy.

Governments’ response to COVID-19

Government's response to this crisis must account for the urgency of the situation and embrace both short- and long-term perspectives.

US policy response to COVID-19 aims to set the stage for recovery

​How does Deloitte’s current “best case” forecast of recession to recovery compare with what the United States experienced from 2007 to 2009?

The economic impact of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

COVID-19 could affect the global economy in three main ways: by directly affecting production, by creating supply chain and market disruption, and by its financial impact on firms and financial markets. However, a great deal depends on the public’s reaction to the disease.

Dr. Ira Kalish's weekly economic outlook

What’s happening this week in economics? Deloitte’s team of economists examines news and trends from around the world, including the impact of COVID-19.

Highlights of the CARES Act

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

European CFO Survey Spring 2020

This edition of the European CFO Survey is chiefly focused on how business leaders and policy makers are adapting to the new, unpredictable environment brought about by COVID-19.

COVID-19: Managing cash flow during a period of crisis

The global COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) crisis has cash flow implications across extended supply chain. In this piece, Deloitte leaders suggest ways organizations can mitigate damages to their business during this volatile event.

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COVID-19: Navigating volatility and distress

This piece from Deloitte in the UK provides guidance for companies experiencing significant operational disruption due to public policy measures put in place to contain the spread of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 and the virtualization of government

For government agencies, COVID-19 has made the future of work a current workplace reality. Learn steps leaders can take now to embrace the transition and get ready for what’s coming next.

People, technology, and the path to organizational resilience

In this latest piece, Deloitte Canada examines the responsibility that IT leaders have to not only lead their function through the current pandemic, but also to support the entire enterprise, especially since technology has become increasingly woven into the fabric of business.

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Workforce strategies for post COVID-19 recovery

Insights for organizations moving beyond responding to the immediate crisis, towards strategies for accelerating recovery

Future of Work: Ways of working in uncertain times

This perspectives piece from Deloitte US provides insights for organizations that must explore new ways of working to sustain and thrive in uncertain times brought forward by COVID-19.

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Leading virtual teams

This piece explores the eight principles for mastering virtual leadership of teams.

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Practical workforce strategies that put your people first

COVID-19 is taking the world by surprise, causing a great deal of uncertainty and raising issues that require thoughtful, people-first responses. Explore practices and strategies to put people first in your workforce.

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COVID-19: A human-first approach as you recover and thrive

We are all on a global mission to reduce the spread and ultimately eliminate COVID-19. As we do that, though, businesses everywhere also need a steady focus on providing customers what they need. Major aspects of our lives are now irreversibly changed, and every business needs to rethink how it will serve customers’ newly prioritized basic needs in ways that assure safety, demonstrate empathy, and build trust. No company can avoid the imperative to change in reaction to the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19: Shaping the future through digital business

Never has there been a time in which the role of the CIO and other digital technology leaders has been so pivotal to shaping the future of their organization. As the pandemic shuts down the physical world, everyone is assuming that the digital world will step in and fill the chasm. But is that realistic?

Reopening the workplace: The resilient leader's guide

As the COVID-19 pandemic radically disrupted work environments, the first priority has been crisis response: emphasizing health and safety, essential services, and the virtualization of work and education

COVID-19: The recovery of organizations and supply chain

This latest piece examines the responsibility that company leaders have to not only respond to the current COVID-19 pandemic, but to also consider how their organizations will recover and thrive after the crisis is over.

Bravely face the epidemic, resume work calmly

As enterprises start resuming work in various regions, they need to consider how to restart business operations amid ongoing epidemic prevention and control measures and ensure they can return to a normal, healthy work rhythm as soon as possible.

10 Key Actions for Enterprises in An Epidemic

In the face of the current epidemic, Deloitte believes that the greater the urgency, the more rules need to be in place to face challenges calmly. Explore 10 actions to address future uncertainty.

Financial sustainability during COVID-19

This presentation, prepared by Deloitte UK, sets out some high-level considerations to help executives plan for the impact of COVID-19 on distribution networks.

COVID-19: Privacy and security in the next normal

Managing the delicate balance between public health and personal privacy in the next normal.

Workforce strategies for post COVID-19 recovery

Insights for organizations moving beyond responding to the immediate crisis, towards strategies for accelerating recovery

COVID-19: Shaping the future through digital business

Never has there been a time in which the role of the CIO and other digital technology leaders has been so pivotal to shaping the future of their organization. As the pandemic shuts down the physical world, everyone is assuming that the digital world will step in and fill the chasm. But is that realistic?

COVID-19: Cyber and the remote workforce

How cyber vulnerabilities and operational efficiencies are reshaping the "next normal"

Weekly COVID-19 executive cyber briefing

A weekly high-level brief for organizational leadership that focuses on some of the most current cyber threats and trends as identified by Deloitte Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI), with near-term recommendations on managing cyber risks to respond, recover and thrive through the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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COVID-19: The impact of cyber on critical infrastructure in the next normal

As COVID-19 dramatically reshapes global society into the “next normal,” many organizations that never considered themselves part of the critical infrastructure discussion are now classified as such. The following article offers insights and best cybersecurity practices for organizations who now find themselves required to maintain a higher level of security and compliance.

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Stepping in: The board’s role in the COVID-19 crisis

COVID-19 represents a true crisis for nearly every board of directors today. Strained supply chains, liquidity concerns, financial strains, absent employees, a move to remote working: the list of operating challenges seems endless. A good response to the crisis includes a lot of things that Deloitte has written about elsewhere—business continuity, resilient leadership, the importance of human capital, back-up plans and the like.

COVID-19 and the board: A chair’s point of view

This perspective examines how the work of boards at this pivotal moment will be a critical factor in an organization’s ability to emerge from the current crisis and push forward into a new era of economic recovery and opportunity for the benefit of all stakeholders.

COVID-19: A human-first approach as you recover and thrive

We are all on a global mission to reduce the spread and ultimately eliminate COVID-19. As we do that, though, businesses everywhere also need a steady focus on providing customers what they need. Major aspects of our lives are now irreversibly changed, and every business needs to rethink how it will serve customers’ newly prioritized basic needs in ways that assure safety, demonstrate empathy, and build trust. No company can avoid the imperative to change in reaction to the coronavirus pandemic.

Embedding trust into COVID-19 recovery

As resilient leaders seek to shepherd their organizations and stakeholders through the COVID-19 crisis, trust will be critical to the recovery—specifically, four dimensions of trust.

The world remade by COVID-19

In the wake of COVID-19, Deloitte and Salesforce hosted a dialogue among some of the world's best-known scenario thinkers to consider the societal and business impact of the pandemic. What might life be like after the crisis passes, and what will it take to thrive in a world remade? Let’s explore four possible scenarios.

COVID-19 Economic cases: Scenarios for business leaders

The COVID-19 pandemic challenges business leaders to stabilize amid a crisis and prepare for a newly uncertain future. These economic case scenarios inform short and mid-term strategic, operational, and financial planning.

COVID-19: Confronting uncertainty through & beyond the crisis

No country, company, executive team, or individual leader will be immune from COVID-19’s impact. No strategy will survive fully intact. Scenario-thinking and sensing capabilities can strengthen the courage and conviction of executives to lead through these unique times.

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Maintaining customer loyalty and trust during times of uncertainty

As the world joins forces to contain the current COVID-19 crisis, businesses are concerned with the impact that events may have on the relationship with their customers. Explore ways to maintain customer loyalty and trust in this report.

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People, technology, and the path to organizational resilience

In this latest piece, Deloitte Canada examines the responsibility that IT leaders have to not only lead their function through the current pandemic, but also to support the entire enterprise, especially since technology has become increasingly woven into the fabric of business.

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Safety: An essential ingredient to your recover strategy

As leaders take their feet off the brakes and move forward with reentry plans, Deloitte US offers 5 considerations for establishing your next normal.

COVID-19: The recovery of organizations and supply chains

This latest piece examines the responsibility that company leaders have to not only respond to the current COVID-19 pandemic, but to also consider how their organization will recover and thrive after the crisis is over.

COVID-19: Managing cash flow during a period of crisis

This piece suggests ways organizations can mitigate damages to their business during this volatile event.

People, technology, and the path to organizational resilience

In this latest piece, Deloitte Canada examines the responsibility that IT leaders have to not only lead their function through the current pandemic, but also to support the entire enterprise, especially since technology has become increasingly woven into the fabric of business.

Download the report

COVID-19: The recovery of organizations and supply chain

This latest piece examines the responsibility that company leaders have to not only respond to the current COVID-19 pandemic, but to also consider how their organizations will recover and thrive after the crisis is over.

Practical workforce strategies that put your people first

COVID-19 is taking the world by surprise, causing a great deal of uncertainty and raising issues that require thoughtful, people-first responses. Explore practices and strategies to put people first in your workforce.

Download the report

COVID-19: Managing supply chain risk and disruption

This piece from Deloitte Canada highlights short-term actions companies can take to respond to business disruption and supply chain challenges from the global spread of COVID-19 ─ and looks ahead to the longer-term solution of digital supply networks.

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Recover: Face COVID-19 challenges with an agile tax operating model

Companies around the world to have been forced to implement work-from-home policies during the COVID-19 crisis. Tax departments have been forced to become virtual with little or no time to prepare for the shift. As companies start to reopen their physical offices, what are the lessons learned to help remote working tax departments stay the course in the road ahead?

Recover: Manage your workforce with agility and confidence

Tax and legal leaders have an important role to play in helping to navigate their organizations through the rapidly changing economic and regulatory environment during the pandemic. Deloitte’s Global Employer Services team has created a quick guide that gives an overview of important considerations for global corporations to keep top of mind during the COVID-19 crisis recovery period.

Respond: Business-critical strategies for dealing with the crisis

In this initial article of the “COVID-19 response for tax and legal leaders series,” we highlight an important list of tax and legal-specific considerations for you to review as you adapt to the effects of the global crisis.

Center for Fiscal Systems: Tackling the COVID-19 crisis

As revenue agencies respond to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic they are guided by three priorities: (1) maintaining business continuity, (2) implementing government policies to contain the economic damage, and (3) managing service demand and compliance risks. The Deloitte Center for Fiscal Systems is dedicated to assisting revenue agencies across the world on their journeys towards better futures for themselves, their stakeholders and the societies they serve.

COVID-19 tax & financial measures

Access a summary of governmental tax and financial COVID-19 measures. Here you can find tax relief and deferrals along with other financial measures and details of financial reporting extensions, postponements, and changes.

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Financing and treasury: Tax and legal matters

As new developments from COVID-19 continue to unfold, Deloitte is focused on helping companies protect employees, understand the risks to their business, and proactively manage supply chain disruption.

Understanding the CARES Act's tax provisions - A selected list of key resources

Reference guide with links to the text of the CARES Act as well as key materials available from Congress, the Treasury Department, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) describing its tax title and selected nontax provisions. Source: US

COVID-19: Tax considerations for helping employees

Insights for Canadian tax leaders facing COVID-19 Source: Canada

Implement cash conservation and recovery actions

Business continuity & financing. Respond: Prepare for and manage continuity

Combating COVID-19 with Resilience: How Tax departments can prepare now

Deloitte UK's tax leaders provide an overview of the latest COVID-19 tax developments. Source: Deloitte United Kingdom

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COVID-19 Government Response Portal

Learn what government assistance programs are now available in your country and across geographies through this free portal.

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COVID-19: Shaping the future through digital business

Never has there been a time in which the role of the CIO and other digital technology leaders has been so pivotal to shaping the future of their organization. As the pandemic shuts down the physical world, everyone is assuming that the digital world will step in and fill the chasm. But is that realistic?

COVID-19: People, technology, and the path to organizational resilience

This latest piece examines the responsibility that IT leaders have to not only lead their function through the current pandemic, but also to support the entire enterprise, especially since technology has become increasingly woven into the fabric of business.

Combating COVID-19 with resilience

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