How do courts determine what actions are needed during a pandemic healthcare crisis?

A pandemic healthcare crisis is different from other disasters in that there may be no damage to the physical facilities of a court but many employees may be unable to work due to illness. In these types of situations, courts should use guidance from the CDC or other public health officials regarding the general danger to public health to close facilities, send individual employees home or require individual employees to work from home or at alternate locations. It is recommended that courts include guidance in their Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP) on how issues related to a pandemic healthcare crisis will be addressed, in addition to including guidance for disasters and severe emergencies.