So what is COOP and why do we need it?
“COOP” is the abbreviated term for Continuity of Operations Planning. It’s planning done ahead of time so that in the event that an agency/business needs to relocate their office for any reason (fire, bomb threat, flood) they can do so in a coordinated, efficient manner by following the instructions outlined in their COOP plan. Each COOP plan is unique to each agency/business based on their day to day operations.
But what really goes into a COOP plan?
A well-developed COOP plan should identify and answer several key questions that an agency/business will face when they have to relocate.
(These are not all of the key questions, but will be a great starting point in understanding COOP)