COVID-19 Public Notice

COVID-19 Public Notice

January 6, 2021 


Dear Clients, Community Members, and Friends of Oregon Pacific Bank, 

 

Today—Wednesday, January 6, 2021—we learned that an employee at our Florence Branch location has tested positive for COVID-19. Our hearts are with our team member and their family as they get the care they need and work towards recovery. 

 

The employee received their positive test result on 01/06/2021 and was last at Oregon Pacific Bank’s Florence Branch on Tuesday, January 5th between 8:00am and 5:00pm. 

 

If you were at Oregon Pacific Bank during this time period and were exposed to any of our staff members for what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines as ‘close contact, we encourage you to contact your local heath provider right away to assess the need for testing. 

 

The CDC currently defines ‘close contact’ as: “Someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.” 

 

If you believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19, visit https://govstatus.egov.com/or-oha-covid-19-testing or call 211 to find a testing site near you. 


Oregon Pacific Bank is doing everything we can to mitigate the risk of increased infection and community spread. As our doors have been closed to the public since November 2020, we consider the risk of infection to our clients to be low. We actively enforce COVID safety protocols internally and expect all our employees to follow all safety recommendations. 

 

Following the notification of the positive COVID-19 exposure, we have immediately closed our Florence Branch for a deep clean and sanitation. All employees who have been verified to have had close contact with the COVID positive employee have been sent home and have been requested to contact their local physician or clinic in a timely manner to arrange for COVID-19 testing. 

 

After our deep cleaning of the branch has been completed, we will re-open our location with staff who have tested negative and/or have been cleared to work by their local physician. We expect to be able to re-open our drive-thru services to the public on Friday, January 8th. 

 

During our period of temporary closure, we encourage our Florence area clients to use our Night Drop, participating MoneyPass ATMs, and Online/Mobile Banking alternatives. Our local call center will remain open and is available to assist you over the phone at (541) 997-7121. 

 

We are committed to putting the health of our clients, community, and coworkers at the forefront of our business operations, and are doing everything we can to follow all recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local guidance given by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Governor Kate Brown. 

 
We continue to adhere to the following operational procedures to keep everyone as safe as possible at all of our banking locations: 

  • Clear and frequent communications with Oregon Pacific Bank staff regarding updates from the OHA and CDC, as well as a team of internal staff responsible for monitoring the community spread of COVID-19 in our market areas. 
  • Following all current state mask mandates and social distancing guidelines. 
  • Practicing routine cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched objects. 
  • Providing safe alternative banking methods that are low or no contact for our clients, including Online and Mobile Banking, drive-thru, ATM, and virtual business meetings. 

Thank you for your patience and support as we navigate through these unprecedented times together. 

 
Any questions or concerns are welcome.

Feel free to reach out to Ron Green, President and CEO of Oregon Pacific Bank, directly at 541-902-9800 or ron.green@opbc.com.