Crisis Preparedness

Find the latest news, FAQs, agency responses, media resources, and information on hurricane preparedness, industry responses to the coronavirus pandemic, PPP lending and much more here.

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COVID-19 Response

ICBA has been working around the clock to ensure critical measures and resources are available to help community banks support the coronavirus response.

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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 internal and external 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

ICBA updates 'Return to the New Normal' guide

Feb 18, 2021
ICBA updated its "Return to the New Normal" guide featuring suggestions to help community banks resume more normal operations and person-to-person services amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

FS-ISAC Coronavirus Update, Feb. 17, 2021

Feb 18, 2021
A new report published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday suggests that Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine can protect people against concerning new coronavirus variants, including one first seen in South Africa called B.1.351.

SBA shortens period for relief payments

Feb 17, 2021
The SBA issued new guidance adjusting the number of months of 7(a), 504, and Microloan payments it is making for borrowers under Section 1112 of the CARES Act, as amended by Section 325 of the Economic Aid Act.