The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, has officially been labeled a pandemic by the WHO. As cases spread throughout the U.S., many companies are reviewing their policies, processes, and procedures to slow the spread of the virus. Many aspects of life are changing. People are working remotely, others are laid off or furloughed, all events are canceled or postponed, and more than a few people decided that now is the time to buy a year’s supply of toilet paper.
But there is cause for all these precautions. The coronavirus is more virulent and contagious than the common flu, and 40–70% of the world is projected to become infected. Many industries are already seeing major losses of income, including those in performance, sports, the service industry, and anybody connected with travel and tourism.
In times like these, credit unions can step up for their members while also keeping themselves safe. Here are a few Coronavirus safety and prevention tips for credit unions.