When an interruption occurs and it affects a Mission Critical Activity (MCA) in a business functional area it should trigger the pre-planned Recover Strategy to activate. The activation of a recovery Strategy evokes the Community’s Business Continuity Plan (BCP). It may activate the whole plan or just appropriate portions of the plan, which is determined by the degree of interruption; they may range from wide or broad interruption(s) to specific, isolated interruption(s). The degree of activation will also depend on if any of the community’s partners, customers/clients, supply chain or any other dependencies are affected by the interruption.
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