FINALLY!

If you're like me and do your banking at the Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union and are tired of waiting in those drive thru lines, here's some great news. According to an email set out to their members, all branches are set to open back up on Monday, June 29th, and will resume full service, with some new guidelines that will need to be followed.

Those guidelines and new safety precautions include, anyone entering a branch must wear a facial covering that covers both their nose and mouth, that includes children two and older. For security reasons, guests will be asked to briefly pull the face covering down once you enter the inner branch door. As a reminder, everyone needs to remove sunglasses and hats before entering and this also applies to using the inside ATM area.

Other precautions in place are, that all employees will be wearing face coverings and gloves, each branch will have a maximum number of guest allowed in at any one time and if that maximum is met, member's will be asked to wait outside, lobby waiting areas will be unavailable, so they're asking everyone to bank alone.

Once inside you will need to maintain social distancing by following the directional markers and 6 foot spacers that will be visible throughout the branch. You will also notice that plexi-glass will be up throughout the branches to separate staff and members. When you're called on to be served, they're asking members to place yourself directly opposite the person helping you with the plexi-glass between you for maximum safety.

Lastly, the email I received asked members to please be patient with staff and each other as they recognize these are not ideal circumstances, but they're the best options to meet our needs while still keeping everyone safe.

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