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

Congress approves stimulus plan

Mar 11, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA released a summary of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (H.R. 1319), which Congress passed and President Joe Biden is expected to sign into law soon.

ICBA testifies: Don't leave PPP applicants stranded

Mar 11, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The approaching Paycheck Protection Program expiration date should not leave small businesses or nonprofits stranded, ICBA community banker Alice P. Frazier told the House Small Business Committee

FS-ISAC Coronavirus Update, March 11, 2021

Mar 11, 2021 | Coronavirus Update
President Joe Biden announced he is directing the Department of Health and Human Services to purchase an additional 100 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. With that, the country is now on track to have enough vaccine for every adult by the end of May.