September 9, 2020

Branch Reopening and Keeping Money Clean

Things are starting to look a little bit more like normal!

Starting on July 6th, Chickasaw Community Bank reopened our bank lobbies for service. We’re excited to be able to serve you in person, and we wanted to let you know about a few minor changes that we’ve made to our lobby service in order to provide the safest possible experience.


  • We’ve installed protective barriers, and all staff will be observing the CDC’s social distancing guidelines.
  • All CCB staff will be wearing face-masks, but customers can choose if a face-mask is right for them.
  • The health of all CCB team members will be closely monitored.
  • New cleaning and sanitization practices have been put in place at all CCB locations.

We’re excited to be able to return to offering in-person banking services, and we hope to see you soon. 


During this time we’ve all been learning a lot about how viruses work – most notably how they’re spread and how to prevent them. One thing that caught our attention was a discussion about spreading viruses and the use of physical currency like cash and coins. As a bank, this hits pretty close to home, so we thought we’d dive into that topic a bit deeper.

Let’s start with the key takeaway of this discussion and work backwards.

At Chickasaw Community Bank, we go through extensive precautions to protect your safety. Between copious amounts of hand sanitizer and very thorough PPE standards, we do everything we can to keep your money safe. Just like you, we’ve also been doing a lot more hand-washing lately.

But it is possible for viruses and bacteria to live on money, but money isn’t really the issue. A dollar bill is just like a door knob, a pencil, or the keypad in the checkout lane at the grocery store. It’s a surface, and when it’s a surface that people touch, people can leave behind all sorts of things – dirt, grime, and sometimes even viruses or bacteria. 

Does this mean that money isn’t safe? To be honest, money is just as safe as the people who handle it. This is a fact that we’ve taken to heart, and why you can be safe visiting a Chickasaw Community Bank branch. From the very beginning of this pandemic, we have been serious about taking measures to protect the safety of our staff and customers. We were one of the very first organizations in the state to mandate masks for everyone on our staff, all the way from the CEO down to the frontline personnel. We only chose to reopen our bank branches because we were confident that we could provide you a high level of service with an equally high level of safety.

If money is safe, then it’s definitely safe in the hands of Chickasaw Community Bank.

If you ever have any questions about how we handle our safety protocols at any of our locations, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.


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