Important Things to Know About Coronavirus & How to Protect Yourself

Although Nevada currently has a limited number of confirmed cases of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, also known as COVID-19 and the coronavirus, Clark County Credit Union is proactively taking steps to protect our members, employees and clients as much as possible.

One suggestion is to utilize our online and mobile banking whenever possible, and to limit branch visits unless necessary. Our new online banking system is more robust than ever, and offers convenient, secure and streamlined ways to view account balances, transfer funds, deposit checks, and pay bills. Online Banking is quick and easy. In addition to this, members needing to get cash can access over 30,000 surcharge-free Co-Op ATM’s nationwide. You can find a location by downloading the Co-Op ATM Locator in your mobile app store. This is a new feature for our members that we had planned to roll out in early April, but is available now.

Because there is so much information being disseminated across all forms of media and communication, accurate and inaccurate information alike, we would like to share with you the ways experts suggest, and what we are doing at Clark County Credit union, to decrease the chances of contracting or spreading this virus.

Tips for Preventing the Spread of Germs

Stay home when you are sick, and contact your health care specialist if symptoms worsen. If you are experiencing any symptoms of the coronavirus or common flu, it’s advised you remain at home. You should tend to your health by drinking fluids, getting plenty of rest, and seeking professional medical attention when necessary.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth, especially in public places. Germs of every variety can enter into your body via your eyes, nose and mouth. Believe it or not, the average adult is estimated to touch their face once every three to four minutes. To prevent the spread of germs, keep hand sanitizer at your desk, in your pocket or in your car.

Clean shared surfaces and equipment often. As multiple hands touch objects or surfaces, germs then travel rapidly. By using disinfectants to clean these areas, you can limit the germs in these spaces. Consider cleaning items, like door handles, handrails, buttons, copy machines, desks, counters, and keyboards, often.

Wash your hands thoroughly and often. Some people do not adequately clean their hands despite using water and soap. You should lather your entire hands and scrub them for at least 20 seconds under warm water.

Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough. Prevent the spread of your own body’s germs by always covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when you sneeze or cough.

By taking these precautions recommended by health officials, we can all lower our chances of catching or spreading this virus and continue living our daily lives in a healthy manner. At CCCU, we care about our member/owners, and we are taking the necessary precautions to help keep everyone healthy.