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

Senate Republicans urge CBLR relief extension

Apr 6, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
Senate Banking Committee Republicans led by Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) called on federal regulators to use their authority to extend the 8 percent Community Bank Leverage Ratio through Dec. 31.

FS-ISAC Coronavirus Update, April 2, 2021

Apr 2, 2021 | Coronavirus Update
While some sectors are back to their pre-pandemic employment levels, the overall US economy still has more than 8 million fewer jobs than it did before Covid-19 related job losses started a year ago.

FS-ISAC Coronavirus Update, April 1, 2021

Apr 1, 2021 | Coronavirus Update
During a White House briefing Wednesday, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the agency’s most recent data shows the seven-day average of new cases is just under 62,000 cases per day,