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Iowa Bankers Association’s Response to Coronavirus

Archived Industry News:Iowa Bankers Association’s Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Last Updated: 9/29/2020 1:36 PM

Iowa Bankers Association’s Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

At the Iowa Bankers Association, we are committed to supporting our members, partners and customers through this difficult time as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve. The safety and health of our communities is our top priority.

How We’re Responding

The IBA has a comprehensive business continuity plan, and we have been meeting daily to evaluate and ensure that appropriate steps are being executed. We want to assure you that our employees are committed to serving IBA members during this time, so that they can continue to provide much-needed banking services to Iowans.

Here are the measures we are/have taken:

  • Transitioned a significant portion of our staff to work remotely.
  • Reconfiguring our Johnston office to adhere to social distancing recommendations to ensure the safety of employees still working inside the building.
  • Canceled or postponed in-person IBA conferences, trainings and other events. This includes events and meetings scheduled both on-site at our Johnston office and at off-site venues.
  • Prohibited non-essential business travel and are encouraging staff to limit in-person meetings. In the instances where contact is necessary, we are asking our employees to be diligent in performing sanitizing measures before and after customer interactions.
  • Asked that all employees disclose any out-of-the-state travel with their manager and HR. And those returning from recent travel must complete a post-travel questionnaire before returning to work.
  • Increased sanitization efforts throughout our office and are providing employees health agency-recommended hygiene instructions and supplies.

How We’re Helping Iowa’s Banks

In times such as this, it’s imperative that we support each other and speak up for the industry with one voice. That’s why the IBA has stepped up its compliance services, communication efforts and other initiatives to help members navigate these uncharted times.

Here are a few ways we’re trying to provide support to the banking community:

  • We have launched a COVID-19 Pandemic Special Edition E-News, which will keep bankers informed of daily coronavirus news impacting their business continuity plans during the pandemic.
  • To help banks gain an understanding of how their peers are dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, we created a survey and will provide aggregated results to IBA members.

We are vigilantly working to protect our employees, members, partners and communities. We will continue to take these appropriate steps while making every effort to sustain business operations.

We’re in this together. We’ll get through this together. And we thank you for your support.

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