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This page contains resources to assist banks’ continuing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay updated with our weekly pandemic podcast, a reference guide on the Delta variant, and other relevant information to help your institution adapt.

New Weekly Pandemic Podcast

ABA SVP and resident virus expert Paul Benda discusses the latest on COVID-19, the vaccination effort and disease trends, and key updates for banks in a new 10-minute podcast. Tune in to 'Pandemic Update' every Wednesday for free.

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Related Training & Events

  • New Study: How We Pay and What it Means for the Future of Banking

    Recorded Webinar | March 8, 2023

    A discussion focused on some of the latest research into consumer payment preferences and trends and how these are likely to shape retail banking.

  • What President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan and New OSHA Standard Means for Banks

    Recorded Webinar | November 10, 2021

    Join ABA experts and Steven Greene, president of Employment Law Compliance Inc., for a discussion on President Biden's COVID-19 Action Plan and its impact on banks.

  • Pandemics, climate change, recessions – oh my!

    Recorded Webinar | June 1, 2021

    The pandemic and the ensuing economic crisis have only sharpened regulators' determination to do what they can to avert global threats, and to build resilience to mitigate their effects. Banks therefore need to think about how they will address and analyze climate-related risks and opportunities at a portfolio level.

  • One Year On from COVID-19: The Dramatic Changes Occurring in the ATM Distribution Channel

    Recorded Webinar | March 30, 2021

    COVID-19 reshaped consumer behavior in an unprecedented way. 2020 saw net closures of over 2,000 branches as banks directed customers toward digital banking platforms. However, a historical lack of investment in digital channels meant that some fell short in providing the streamlined experience expected by today's consumers. The pandemic served to highlight the investment shortcomings in the online channel and left many banks scrambling to update their digital capabilities to maintain exceptional customer service.

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How to Mitigate Risks from the Delta Variant

The rapid spread of the COVID-19 variant is changing the game for banks. Learn the best ways to protect your institution, employees, and customers.

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Consumer Resources

Government Resources and Guidance

See the following agency resource pages for current news and relevant guidance.

Government Programs Involving Banks

COVID-19 Pandemic Updates & Health Information

Bank Operations Network

Discuss operational challenges, solutions and business continuity issues resulting from COVID-19 with fellow bankers. Join the new ABA members-only online network.




Banks Step Up

The COVID-19 pandemic has put the two million dedicated women and men who work in banking to the test. They have responded by standing by their customers and serving as a critical delivery system for government relief programs. The most gratifying response has come from customers.

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Bank Operations Network

The Bank Operations Network is a professional forum for ABA members to discuss operational challenges stemming from the current COVID-19 crisis.

Cybersecurity Email Bulletin

A biweekly summary of useful news, analysis and resources addressing a range of online banking security and infrastructure topics. (Bank members only)

Bank Risk Network

A risk management forum to share ideas, experiences and resources across risk categories of non-financial, financial and credit risks within a bank.