Wells Fargo stated Tuesday it’ll shut a number of of its banks throughout South Carolina, together with many within the Midlands.
Ten banks in S.C. will quickly shut down as the results of the rising variety of optimistic COVID-19 exams within the coronavirus pandemic.
“Wells Fargo continues to guage the steps essential to make sure it will possibly finest serve prospects, shield staff members and reduce the unfold of COVID-19,” financial institution officers stated in a information launch.
Of the 14 Wells Fargo branches positioned within the Midlands, three in Columbia are quickly closing. That features the banks at 1441 Most important Road, 705 Saluda Avenue, and 4800 Garners Ferry Street.
The Wells Fargo financial institution on North Washington Road in Sumter can be quickly closed.
Data on when the banks will reopen was not accessible.
The foyer will solely be open by appointment on the different branches, based on Wells Fargo.
These branches may even supply drive-up companies, however the financial institution hours have been adjusted. Branches might be open from 9:30 a.m. to four p.m., Monday by Friday, whereas branches that provide Saturday hours might be open from 9 a.m. to midday.
Wells Fargo stated on-line and cellular banking stays an possibility for many of its prospects.
“I need to guarantee you that Wells Fargo will do every thing in our energy to proceed to serve our prospects and help our communities — by digital and cellular, by cellphone and in places of work and branches as prudent,” CEO Charlie Scharf stated in a press release. “Within the meantime, please keep protected and handle your self and your family members. That’s what issues most proper now.”
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What it’s best to know concerning the coronavirus
Coronavirus is an an infection of the respiratory system much like the flu. Coronaviruses are a category of viruses that frequently trigger diseases amongst adults and kids, however this outbreak has spawned a brand new illness known as COVID-19, a very harsh respiratory situation that may result in demise.
Well being officers consider COVID-19 unfold from animals to people someplace in China. The CDC believes the virus is now spreading by communities in some affected geographic areas. It spreads amongst people by bodily person-to-person contact, together with by way of coughs. That’s why well being officers urge sick people to keep away from contact with different folks.
For extra data, go to the web site for the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention.
What are the signs?
Signs are much like the flu and embody fever, coughing and shortness of breath.
How can I cease the unfold of the coronavirus?
Wash your palms frequently with cleaning soap and water, and canopy your mouth and nostril once you cough or sneeze.
If you happen to develop signs much like the coronavirus, it’s best to search medical consideration. Keep house from work or faculty and keep away from contact with others. It may well take as much as 14 days after coming into contact with the virus to develop signs.
COVID-19 is a brand new situation and there’s a lot concerning the illness we nonetheless don’t perceive. For now, taking precautions is the easiest way to cease the unfold of the coronavirus.
Three of 9 Wells Fargo branches in Greenville County are closing, whereas considered one of 18 in Charleston County will shut down. Considered one of 4 Wells Fargo banks in York County will quickly shut, together with considered one of six Spartanburg County branches.
On Monday, 103 new circumstances of the coronavirus had been reported in South Carolina, bringing the statewide whole to 298 confirmed COVID-19 circumstances in 34 counties, based on the Division of Well being and Environmental Management (DHEC).
DHEC additionally introduced Monday that two extra folks died after testing optimistic for the coronavirus, elevating that whole to 5 in lower than two weeks. State well being officers described all 5 as aged with underlying medical situations.
DHEC is encouraging folks to apply “social distancing” to assist cease the unfold of the virus. Social distancing is staying away from pointless interactions with sick folks and from giant teams of individuals; it additionally requires remaining at house until it’s completely essential to exit.
Signs of coronavirus can embody a fever, coughing, and problem respiratory, based on the CDC. Among the many emergency warning indicators of COVID-19 is hassle respiratory, persistent ache or stress within the chest, and blueish lips or face, the CDC stated.
The easiest way to stop an infection is to steadily wash palms for 20 seconds; keep away from touching eyes, nostril and mouth; keep away from contact with sick folks and clear steadily touched objects with a cleansing spray or wipe, based on the CDC. DHEC additionally recommends masking your cough, staying house when sick, and disposing tissues and different gadgets that you just’ve sneezed or coughed into.
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