If you bank with Bank of America, you will have to go a little further than Monroe or Loganville branches for in-person banking options at the moment. These local branches are temporarily closed and it is unclear as to how long these closures will remain. It is also not clear exactly why except for a message online and over the phone stating that these branches are closed.
You will find the following message for both the Monroe and Loganville branches at the link as well as details and direction to the next nearest one that is open.
“This Financial Center has been temporarily closed. Please visit one of our neighboring ATMs or utilize Online and Mobile Banking, all of which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To make an appointment to access your safe deposit box during regular business hours, email us your full name, address and phone number at:email@example.com.”
According to research online, this is something that has been ongoing for some time at varying branches throughout the country. When asked why by an ABC affiliate back in August last year, Colleen Haggarty, senior Vice President of Media Relations to the Bank of America gave the following response after saying that the institution has been “briefly closing centers since early in the pandemic.”
“These temporary closures occur in areas where foot traffic is low, or when staffing is not sufficient for all to remain open,” Haggerty told the ABC affiliate. “When a center closes, we work to reopen it as soon as possible.”
The message that is on the Bank of America website today, March 4, 2021, for Monroe and Loganville follows:
This financial center is temporarily closed
** Please see links below to find the most up to date information about open and closed locations nearby. In addition, you should be prepared to wear a face mask or covering to enter our financial centers. **
How we’re supporting your needs, health and safety
Many of our locations may have reduced hours, alternate days of operations or may have been temporarily closed. We are doing everything we can to reopen as soon as possible, though some locations may remain closed for an extended period of time.
In the meantime, you can take advantage of Bank of America’s award-winning Online Banking and Mobile Banking app,1 where you can access our full range of services 24/7. You can also visit one of our ATMs to withdraw cash, manage your account and more.
We remain committed to supporting you with your financial needs during the health crisis. Of course, nothing is more important than your health and safety, and we have taken multiple steps to minimize health risks, based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention. These steps we have taken in our financial centers include enhancing the daily cleaning procedures, implementing plastic screens and distancing markers, following local restrictions on the number of clients that can enter a financial center at one time, and requiring our employees to wear masks. In addition, we are requiring clients wear masks when visiting our financial centers.
Thank you for your understanding and flexibility. We value you as a client and look forward to serving you.