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

New blog post spotlights post-pandemic payments trends

Mar 30, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA’s latest blog post explores three post-pandemic payments trends and what they mean for community banks.

FDIC rescinds pandemic-era Part 363 reporting relief

Mar 16, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The FDIC rescinded guidance providing coronavirus-affected financial institutions extra time to file annual reports under Part 363 of the agency's regulations.

ICBA testifying tomorrow on PPP

Mar 15, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA is scheduled to testify before Congress at 10 a.m. (Eastern time) tomorrow, March 16, on community bank leadership in Paycheck Protection Program lending.