One can only hope that UEFA move quicker on formulating a firm policy with regard to the coronavirus than they did to provide clarity on the future of John Delaney. Today in Amsterdam, the Executive Committee of European football's governing body will hold their first meeting since the resignation of the ex-FAI CEO from their top table.
he announcement that he was standing down from UEFA came in January, four months after he officially bade farewell to the FAI although he had been sidelined since April.
With UEFA it was always a matter of when he said his goodbyes rather than if he would be.
Still, the process dragged.
At another time, the Delaney situation would have been to the forefront of business at UEFA Congress.
After all, no reason for his resignation was offered and UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has yet to speak publicly on that or the troubled state of the FAI which required outside intervention.
However, it's likely that the Delaney departure will be pushed down the agenda as the implications of the coronavirus spread threaten to destabilise the sporting year ahead.
This is a particular headache if you are planning a summer competition that involves 24 teams and supporters jetting around the continent at unpredictable intervals depending on results.
At least the Olympics is confined to one country. With Euro 2020, there are too many variables.
It's a bit unfortunate for Ceferin and the current UEFA hierarchy given that they inherited the Michel Platini-driven plan to bring the tournament around the continent.
Much as they have to put a happy spin on it, there is no love for the concept amongst the current top brass.
There are zero plans to commission another Euros show consisting of a dozen host cities, a concept that is pro-airline and anti-supporter.
It was an idea that never sat comfortably with those who view a major tournament in traditional terms, much as Dublin was a beneficiary of the plan.
But the whole soiree is shrouded in doubt because of the clash with a health crisis that appears to be growing in seriousness.
Indeed, there is pressure on Ceferin and his counterparts to take assertive action with regard to flagship competitions.
With sporting events in Italy and France now either being postponed or restricted, the latter stages of the Champions League now have question marks hanging over them.
And the Euro 2020 play-offs are now in sight with the planning process again complicated by the fact that devising travel strategies at short notice is a part of the deal.
If Ireland prevail in Slovakia on a Thursday, the team and their ardent followers will be getting themselves to Bosnia or Belfast by Tuesday and there are similar permutations in the other qualifying pools.
This is a messy predicament. Whatever views may exist of the threat presented by the crisis are largely irrelevant; sport will have to be seen to set the right example and UEFA are in a bind.
In reality, they now have to be looking at a Plan B and Plan C and Plan D for all forthcoming events because a wait-and-see policy only works for so long.
The FAI delegation will be slightly nervous about this considering that Euro 2020 has been a long-term focus and they have staff designated to the plan, albeit with UEFA funds covering wages.
Their need for a smooth year is arguably more pressing than any other Association.
But they also know that turning a blind eye to an obvious problem doesn't solve it. UEFA are on the spot now.