OPERATIONAL RISK

Pandemic Response

A pandemic response plan is critical piece of any business continuity plan. The COVID-19 Pandemic serves as an extreme example of why pandemic plans are a necessity, but each year new diseases have the potential to disrupt our communities.

A disease outbreak becomes a pandemic in the event a disease spreads across several countries and affects a large number of people. Recent pandemics include the 2019-2020 COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic and the 1958 H3N2 Pandemic. Pandemics impact entire communities and stress entire economies.

A community bank’s preparedness and resilience during a pandemic may mean the difference between small businesses surviving a pandemic or not. Managing your staff and your operations efficiently through a pandemic is vital to the strength and stability of main street.


Sector Calls

CISA - COVID-19 and Vaccine Distribution - Ongoing

Jan 28, 2021 | Sector Calls
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency announced a series of teleconferences on COVID-19 and vaccine distribution.

Pandemic News

Supreme Court blocks employer vaccine mandate

Jan 14, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Supreme Court blocked the Biden administration’s vaccine-or-test mandate for private companies with 100 or more employees.

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.