ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Credit unions’ response to the pandemic has showcased their overwhelming dedication to serving their members and communities, providing support and compassion during times of need. However, it also exposed limitations in a significant number of institutions’ disaster recovery and business continuity plans. While most were ready to confidently face such crises as severe weather or prolonged power outages, not enough had proper, comprehensive plans in place for a pandemic and the implications of physical isolation.Despite hopes that the virus would die down in the summer, COVID-19 cases have started spiking again in certain parts of the country, and many states are doubling down on restrictions and beginning to shut back down. Savvy credit unions are taking action now to strengthen their disaster recovery and business continuity plans, incorporating lessons learned from the pandemic’s onset and establishing protocols and best practices for a smoother transition to efficient, secure remote working conditions.A strong first step for enhancing disaster recovery plans is to broaden the scope of situations accounted for. As COVID-19 dramatically demonstrated, crises are not limited to natural disasters and weather events. Conducting tabletop exercises to brainstorm and discuss a wider range of potential scenarios helps credit unions better anticipate and prepare for a greater variety of future situations. These conversations shouldn’t just include executives or a certain group of employees; such exercises are most effective when there is representation and perspective from teams across the institution, including HR, legal, lending, the C-suite and beyond.
In the immortal words of Darrell Waltrip, “Boogity, boogity, boogity — let’s go racing boys!”The 2019 NASCAR season is here, cranking up at Daytona International Speedway this weekend. There are familiar faces in new places — Martin Truex Jr. at Joe Gibbs Racing(!) — a huge rule change (race winners that fail post-race inspection will be disqualified) and more. Here’s a look at the Speedweeks schedule, along with the entry list for the Advance Auto Parts Clash.MORE: Live stream Speedweeks events, including the Daytona 500, on fuboTV (7-day free trial)2019 Daytona Speedweeks ScheduleSaturday Feb. 9— 10:35 a.m. ET: Advance Auto Parts Clash Final Practice, FS1/fuboTV— 1:05 p.m. ET: Daytona 500 First Practice, FS1/fuboTV— 3:05 p.m. ET: Daytona 500 Second Practice, FS1/fuboTVSunday Feb. 10— 12:10 p.m. ET: Daytona 500 Qualifying, Fox/fuboTV— 3 p.m. ET: Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona, FS1/fuboTVThursday Feb.14— 7 p.m. ET: Gander RV Duel 1 at Daytona, FS1/fuboTV— 9 p.m. ET: Gander RV Duel 2 at Daytona, FS1/fuboTVFriday Feb. 15— 1:05 p.m. ET: Daytona 500 Third Practice, FS1/fuboTV— 3:05 p.m. ET Daytona 500 Fourth Practice, FS1/fuboTV— 7:30 p.m. ET: NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series NextEra Energy 250, FS1/fuboTVSaturday Feb. 16— 12:05 p.m. ET: Daytona 500 Final Practice, FS1/fuboTV— 2:30 p.m. ET: NASCAR XFinity Series NASCAR Racing Experience 300, FS1/fuboTVSunday Feb. 17— 2:30 p.m. ET: Daytona 500, Fox/fuboTVAdvance Auto Parts Clash Entry ListNASCAR released the first entry list of the season Monday, for the 20-car field in the Advance Auto Parts Clash on Feb. 10.Here are the eligible drivers and how they qualified for the non-points race.2018 Busch Pole Award Winners (13)— Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Erik Jones, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Paul Menard, Daniel Suarez and Martin Truex Jr.Former Daytona 500 Champions (2)— Jamie McMurray, Ryan NewmanFormer Daytona 500 Busch Pole Award Winners (2) — Austin Dillon, Jimmie Johnson2018 Playoff Drivers (3)— Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer, Brad Keselowski
OSAGE — Mitchell County health officials confirmed over the weekend that a hospital health care employee has been diagnosed with COVID-19. A news release from the Mitchell County Department of Public Health says the Mitchell County Regional Health Center employee, who is not a resident of the county, was asymptomatic while working and is self-isolating at home. The employee will not return to work until completing the isolation in accordance with public health guidance. The release says Mitchell County is working closely with the Iowa Department of Public Health and the facility. Health Center CEO Shelly Russell says those who had close contact with the infected employee have been notified and clinics in Osage and St. Ansgar are still scheduled to be open today.