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, June 2, 2021

Jun 1, 2021 | Coronavirus Update
With about 34,500 new cases reported last week, the US saw the lowest number of weekly Covid-19 cases among children since early October, the American Academy of Pediatrics said Tuesday.

FS-ISAC Coronavirus Update, May 24, 2021

May 24, 2021 | Coronavirus Update
A new study conducted between April and May led by Public Health England has found that two doses of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or AstraZeneca-University of Oxford vaccine gives effective protection against the Covid variant first discovered in India.

FS-ISAC Coronavirus Update, May 21, 2021

May 21, 2021 | Coronavirus Update
The Washington state Department of Health is announcing the closure of two of its four mass vaccination sites; coming as the state has vaccinated nearly 40% of its population.