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, March 5, 2021

Mar 5, 2021 | Coronavirus Update
The average number of vaccine doses being administered across the US per day topped two million for the first time on Wednesday, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up from an average of about 1.3 million a month ago.

SBA issues new PPP rule, applications

Mar 4, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The SBA released its new interim final rule and new application forms implementing Paycheck Protection Program changes for sole proprietors and other borrowers that file IRS Form 1040, Schedule C. An SBA webinar on the updates is scheduled for today.

Romero Rainey: ICBA pressing PPP reforms

Mar 4, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
While Congress is fast-tracking the next stimulus package, problems with existing recovery programs remain unaddressed, ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey wrote in an op-ed this week.