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, April 30, 2021

Apr 30, 2021 | Coronavirus Update
Hackers have targeted companies that distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to a degree previously unreported, according to research from IBM Security, and starting last year.

FS-ISAC Coronavirus Update, April 28, 2021

Apr 28, 2021 | Coronavirus Update
After a worrisome uptick in Covid-19 cases in the US in recent weeks, there are encouraging signs that the situation is beginning to stabilize, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

SBA reopens shuttered venue grant program

Apr 26, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The SBA reopened the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal after technology issues scuttled its April 8 launch.