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Hurricane Preparedness

We've consolidated information from local areas affected by the hurricane season, as well as national resources to help community banks stay prepared this season.

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Consumer & Business Response

View our collection of tips and tricks to help consumers and local businesses prepare for local disasters, get the latest news regarding community bank crisis response and more.

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Operational Risk

Operational Risk includes risks such as cyber, data and physical security, natural disasters, pandemics or other forces that should be addressed in a community bank's disaster recovery, business continuity, incident response, or pandemic plans.

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Natural Disaster News and Resources

Vaccine mandate effective today unless high court steps in

Jan 10, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Biden administration’s vaccine-or-test mandate for employers with 100 or more employees is scheduled to take effect today unless the U.S. Supreme Court halts enforcement.

ICBA Statement on Community Bank Leverage Ratio Guidance

Dec 22, 2021 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on new interagency guidance that indicates temporary relief from the 9% Community Bank Leverage Ratio will expire on Dec. 31.

OSHA updates employer mandate compliance dates following court ruling

Dec 21, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration updated the compliance dates for its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employers with 100 or more employees following a court ruling allowing it to proceed.

Court rules in favor of employer vaccine mandate

Dec 20, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
A federal appeals court ruled that the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employers with 100 or more employees may proceed, reversing a separate court’s administrative stay of enforcement.

ICBA backs bill to extend CBLR relief

Dec 10, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA expressed support for legislation to allow federal banking regulators to implement a community bank leverage ratio of 8-8.5% through 2024.

Yellen, Powell testifying this week

Nov 29, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell are scheduled to testify this week before the Senate Banking and House Financial Services committees.