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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Community Bank Summary of the COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard

Nov 17, 2021, 11:58 AM
Title : Community Bank Summary of the COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard
mainURLExternal : https://www.icba.org/docs/default-source/icba/advocacy-documents/summaries/community-bank-summary-on-covid-vaccine-and-testing.pdf
Categories : Coronavirus Response
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COVID-19 Community Bank Resources

Jan 8, 2021, 10:36 AM
Title : COVID-19 Community Bank Resources
mainURLExternal : https://www.icba.org/newsroom/Crisis-Preparedness/coronavirus-response
Categories : Coronavirus Response
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Return to the New Normal Guide

Jan 19, 2021, 14:00 PM
Title : Return to the New Normal Guide
mainURLExternal : https://www.icba.org/newsroom/Crisis-Preparedness/coronavirus-response/return-to-the-new-normal
Categories : Coronavirus Response
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EIP: Get the Latest Information, News and Guidance Needed to Navigate EIP3

Jan 8, 2021, 07:46 AM
Title : EIP: Get the Latest Information, News and Guidance Needed to Navigate EIP3
mainURLExternal : https://www.icba.org/newsroom/Crisis-Preparedness/coronavirus-response/ppp-and-lending/ppp-and-eip-news
Categories : Updates
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Pandemic News

ICBA: PPP report validates that community banks are superior alternative to nonbanks

Dec 5, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA said a congressional report on financial technology participants in the Paycheck Protection Program validates that community banks were the unequivocal leaders of the U.S. economic recovery during the pandemic.

ICBA: Congressional Report Validates That Community Banks Are a Superior Alternative to Nonbank Lenders

Dec 2, 2022 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis’s report regarding the role of financial technology companies in facilitating a disproportionately high rate of fraudulent and otherwise ineligible loans through the Paycheck Protection Program.

House members urge SBA to change PPP loan forgiveness policy

Sep 16, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
A group of House members led by Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pa.) sent an ICBA-supported letter to the Small Business Administration calling for common-sense reform to Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness.