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Business Continuity Planning – Pandemic

Mon, Oct 27, 2014

Columbia, Maryland

A pandemic is a global disease outbreak that spreads easily person-to-person, causing serious illness, and can sweep across the country and around the world in very short time. There is frequently no vaccine for these pandemics, and people have little or no immunity for the illness. Many health experts say the question is not if, but when, the next pandemic will occur.

A pandemic may come and go in waves, each of which can last for six to eight weeks. An especially severe pandemic could lead to high levels of illness, death, social disruption, and economic loss.

The recent Ebola concerns bring back similar concerns from the H5N1 flu a couple of years ago. While it is very unlikely that the Ebola virus will affect any credit union, it does provide a visible opportunity to review the policies and procedures that need to be in place, just in case.

 

The Pandemic topic in the Business Continuity Channel can help prepare the credit union. Click here for the topic.

 

Review the information today to help your credit union remain in compliance.