Monday, September 14, 2009

H1N1 Flu Precautions

Everyone is aware of rising concerns with the H1N1 Flu Virus. Businesses and organizations of all types are having to install procedures to protect employees and the public against the transmission of the virus. Please do not be alarmed when you see notices posted at our entrances requesting drive thru access only for anyone running a fever or experiencing flu-like symptoms. This step is voluntary but we do ask for your cooperation. Our employees are washing their hands throughout the day. There are different locations within our offices where members and visitors can do the same. We are asking our employees to stay home if they do not feel well. The same is requested of our membership and any visitors to the credit union. Steps to minimize person to person contact within the offices will also be utilized. Again, please realize that we are just trying to reduce the risks of virus transmission.

Please be advised that should H1N1 Virus cases increase considerably in our area, the credit union will reduce office access areas to our membership. Drive thru only access or isolated offices within our branches would be made available to decrease the exposure potential. The credit union would be open and available to our members. It is also anticipated though that any severe flu outbreak would result in less people wanting to get out and possibly expose themselves to the virus. Cash travels from person to person so it would not be the ideal source of funding purchases and services. A VISA Debit Card would provide better security against the flu virus, so long as the point of sale terminals are wiped down on a regular basis.

Members are encouraged not to panic. All financial institutions are taking steps to protect their clients (members for us) and their employees. There is a good link on this blog page that provides good resource information on the flu virus.

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