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 16, 2021

Apr 16, 2021 | Coronavirus Update
The seven-day average of US daily new coronavirus infections is 71,282, according to Johns Hopkins University data, up 8% from one week ago, and overall cases are rising in 33 states and Washington, D.C.

FS-ISAC Coronavirus Update, April 14, 2021

Apr 14, 2021 | Coronavirus Update
More than two dozen states reacted quickly to Tuesday’s announcement by the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, pausing injections while officials review the reports of blood clots.

FS-ISAC Coronavirus Update, April 13, 2021

Apr 13, 2021 | Coronavirus Update
The US reported an 8% rise in new cases to 490,000 last week, the fourth week in a row that infections have increased, according to a Reuters analysis of state and county data released Monday.