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

FS-ISAC Coronavirus Update, June 11, 2021

Jun 11, 2021 | Coronavirus Update
As the G7 summit kicks off, the US has pledged 500 million doses of vaccine to be given to lower-income countries to help combat the coronavirus pandemic.

IRS issues another 2.3M EIPs

Jun 10, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article
The IRS said it disbursed more than 2.3 million additional Economic Impact Payments over the past two weeks. The latest batch includes those with official payment dates through June 9.

FS-ISAC Coronavirus Update, June 10, 2021

Jun 10, 2021 | Coronavirus Update
The seven-day average of daily US infections held below 15,000 as of Tuesday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, down 17% from a week ago and a level not seen since the early days of the pandemic.