The novel coronavirus has spread around the world rapidly. Organizations are working through how to respond to it and COVID-19, the disease it causes. The challenges it presents most urgently are health-related, and it also reaches to financial, economic and operational concerns. What can be learned from countries already confronting outbreaks? And how do organizations, employees and leaders function in a world in which operations must continue but face-to-face may be impossible — the grand and growing telework experiment?