It seems like the Coronavirus is all anyone can talk about right now, and for good reason. This novel virus appears to have started in China in November of 2019, and by March, 2020, is moving rapidly enough and far reaching enough across the globe to be labeled a pandemic on March 11, 2020 by the World Health Organization (W.H.O.). They are also clear that this is a controllable pandemic. There are many things we can and should do. For up to date numbers of people and countries affected, we encourage all to visit the W.H.O and C.D.C as trusted sources of information.
World Health Organization Center for Disease Control
Our top priority at Sharonview is keeping our employees and members safe.
We are monitoring the progress of COVID-19 and following the guidelines of both the World Health Organization and the Center for Disease Control. We are taking additional steps to ensure surfaces are cleaned even more frequently than normal and social distancing is promoted to reduce spread of the virus.
March 16th COVID-19 Update: Starting March 17, we will temporary change our operating hours to 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for all Sharonview locations.
Our highest priority continues to be the health and well-being of our members and employees. As we continue to navigate the evolving impact of coronavirus on our communities, we are making a temporary change in operating hours to help limit personal contact and allow our employees to have time to take care of their family and personal needs. Thank you for your patience as work though these challenging times together.
March 17th COVID-19 Update: The Whitehouse has released new guidelines called 15 Days to Slow the Spread.
March 18th COVID-19 Update: Watch out for Coronavirus-related scams.
Scammers are using the latest worldwide concern to try to get past your defenses. Please review our article on Coronavirus-related scams.
March 20th COVID-19 Update: Starting March 23, Branch Lobbies will close temporarily until further notice.
To limit exposure to the coronavirus for our employees and members, we have decided to close all branch lobbies effective Monday, March 23. Drive-thrus will remain open, and we will continue to assist members through that channel and our Member Experience Center at 800.462.4421. Branches without drive-thrus will be closed to the public.
March 31 COVID-19 Update: Sharonview CEO Bill Partin Interviews with Charlotte WBTV sharing advice on Managing Personal Finances During the Coronavirus Crisis.
Bill joins WBTV's Jamie Boll for an online interview in the On Your Side Tonight segment, sharing some insights on how to deal with the uncertainty presented by this pandemic. You can watch Bill's interview here.
April 03 COVID-19 Update: In an effort to provide easier account access, Sharonview is adding 2 new Walk-up Windows to branches that did not have Drive-thru access. Additionally, Sharonview Drive-thrus, Walk-ups and Member Experience Center operating hours will return to 9 a.m - 5 p.m.
New hours and the new Walk-up service will be available starting Monday, April 06. As our highest priority continues to be the health and safety of our members and employees, branch lobbies will remain closed until further notice. The 2 branches that will feature our new Walk-up service will be our Carmel Branch and our University Branch. Please visit those pages for more information.
What YOU can do
As we all are learning to cope with both the direct and indirect impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus, we are sharing the following safety information with our employees and want to share some the same tips with you.
Wash Your Hands - One of the most important things you can do.
- Use soap and warm water. Wash for 20 seconds to break down the oils that can hold the virus.
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer. When you are out and about, carry a little bottle with you wherever you go.
- If you are experiencing dry hands, use a sanitizer with aloe.
Don't Touch Your Face - It's hard to resist, we know.
- The virus is spread by fluids and your eyes, nose and mouth are all entry points for the virus.
Keep Your Distance - It may seem impersonal, but it's necessary.
- Don't shake hands or give hugs for a while. It's not personal.
- Stay at least 3 feet back from anyone coughing or sneezing. Droplets from an infected person can travel 3 feet through normal talking.
- Avoid crowds. It's very easy for disease to spread quickly through groups of people.
Use the Tech - Sharonview online and mobile services allow you to do so much from the comfort of home (or anywhere)
Check out this summary video of things you can do