This article builds upon the dynamic capabilities view and argues that firms that developed their dynamic capabilities using enterprise architecture (EA) are better equipped to cope with the COVID-19 shock. An online survey collected data from 414 senior practitioners, business and IT managers, and executives. The study's research model containing three hypotheses was assessed by applying Partial Least Squares (PLS) structural equation modeling (SEM), PLS-SEM. Outcomes point out that dynamic capabilities driven by EA enhance the firm's digital dynamic capability and, therefore, the competencies to manage digital technologies. This capability subsequently enhances the firms' operational digital ambidexterity. Also, outcomes show that operational digital ambidexterity significantly impacts business value. This study advances our knowledge and insights on developing EA-driven dynamic capabilities under COVID-19 and unfolds key areas where decision-makers should invest in enhancing business value.