If you’ve been following the guidelines set by the CDC to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, then you’ve been careful to avoid touching your face and to wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. But did you know that the cash in your wallet is carrying thousands of germs and other microorganisms? Debit cards aren’t much better, and usually carry their own armies of germs and microorganisms.
As the coronavirus continues to spread, it’s best to stick to these guidelines for hygienic money management:
- Bank online or use our mobile app to check the balance in your accounts, deposit checks and more.
- Disinfect and clean debit cards. They can pick up germs from every surface they contact and should be cleaned and sanitized often.
- Minimize the use of cash. Cash can carry a tremendous amount of germs since it changes hands very often.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds after touching cash, or a debit or credit card.
- Wash your hands before and after touching a payment terminal or an ATM.
Follow these guidelines to keep safe and to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
At Holy Rosary Credit Union, the health and financial wellbeing of our members and staff is our top priority. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are committed to serving your financial needs. We want to reassure everyone that your funds are insured by NCUA and that Holy Rosary Credity Union is considered an essential business that will not shut down.
We will plan to make emergency announcements on our HRCU's response to COVID-19 website page, on our Facebook and by Twitter. For additional information about COVID-19, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov
Carole Wight, President