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.


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Pandemic News

FS-ISAC Coronavirus Update, May 5, 2021

May 5, 2021 | Coronavirus Update
So far, about 145 million adults - about 56% of the adult population in the US - have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine, according to the latest data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

PPP funds could be exhausted soon

May 4, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The SBA reportedly told congressional offices that general Paycheck Protection Program funding could be exhausted soon.

FS-ISAC Coronavirus Update, May 4, 2021

May 4, 2021 | Coronavirus Update
Confirmed coronavirus cases in the US rose at the slowest pace since the pandemic began in the week ended Sunday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University and Bloomberg.