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

ICBA urges improvements to EIP delivery

Apr 9, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article
ICBA and other groups recommended improvements to how the IRS issues Economic Impact Payments.

FS-ISAC Coronavirus Update, April 9, 2021

Apr 9, 2021 | Coronavirus Update
About a quarter of adults in the US - more than 66 million people - are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, according to data published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

IRS disburses another 25M EIPs

Apr 8, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article
The IRS and Treasury Department said they are disbursing more than 25 million payments in the fourth batch of Economic Impact Payments under the American Rescue Plan.