We’re here for you
RESPONSE TO COVID-19
Last Updated: November 2, 2020
We’re all in this together. A crisis like COVID-19 affects us all. We want you to know through all of this, we are here for you. Our commitment to you goes beyond financial services. One of our top priorities as your Credit Union is the safety and well-being of members like you, our employees and the community. In light of the COVID-19 situation, we’ve taken measures to better serve our community.
We’re Here For Small Businesses
Your business is our top priority. We understand during this time it can be an overwhelming to navigate your business’ next steps. That is why we are offering the Small Business Association’s Paycheck Protection Program Loans.
Click HERE for more PPP Loan updates and to apply.
We’re Here to Inform – Stimulus Payment Updates
As part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021, the Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department will begin delivering a second round of stimulus payments to eligible recipients on January 4th. You can check the status of your Stimulus Payment eligibility by using the Get My Payment tool on IRS.gov.
If you are eligible to receive a payment, you may receive the funds in one of the following ways:
Direct Deposit into Your Credit Union of Georgia Account
If you are eligible for a payment it should be directly deposited into the same account you used when you filed your 2019 tax return. Stimulus payments are set to begin depositing into Credit Union of Georgia accounts on Monday, January 4th and will continue for several weeks.
Check by Mail
If you did not give the IRS your direct deposit account information through your federal tax return within the last two years then you should expect to receive a US Treasury check or debit card. Paper checks/debit cards will begin to be mailed on Wednesday, December 30th. We strongly urge those who do not receive a direct deposit to watch their mail carefully while awaiting your second payment.
Deposit Your Payment Faster
To deposit your paper check quickly you can utilize our Mobile App to deposit your check within minutes on your phone. If you do not have access to Remote Check Deposit, you can request access via the Mobile App.
We’re Here To Serve – Branch Operations Updates
We understand your need to meet in-person when it comes to your finances and that is why we have reopened our lobbies effective Monday, May 18th. Our team is working hard behind the scenes to ensure the safety and well-being of both you and our employees. We have put a great deal of thought and care into preparing our lobbies for your visit. While the way we do business may look a little different, the way we care for our members will remain the same.
As we transition to more normal business practices, we will have a maximum of five (5) members within the lobbies at a time. We would like to remind you that you are still able to complete most transactions through the drive-thru and you can also utilize our digital services for quick and stress-free access to your Credit Union of Georgia accounts.
During our initial reopening phase, we will be taking the following safety precautions:
- Requiring staff to wear protective masks.
- Installing Plexiglas dividers at each teller station and distance markers on the floor to ensure physical distancing.
- Limiting our lobbies to five (5) members visiting at a time.
- Implementing a cleaning schedule to make sure all surfaces, especially high touch areas will be sanitized regularly throughout the day.
- Requesting members NOT enter the branches if they are feeling symptomatic.
- Continuing to allow members to schedule appointments online to guarantee a time to meet with a representative.
Click HERE to schedule an appointment.
We will continue to closely monitor the Coronavirus trends and will adhere to information and recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
We’re Here To Protect- Beware Of Scams
During these times of uncertainty, fraudsters have become more active and have already been quick to deploy scams to take advantage of others during these already stressful times. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Scam Tracker has received several reports of Coronavirus scams where individuals are contacted through text messages, social media post/messages or phone calls. As a reminder, government agencies do not communicate through social media outlets and they will never request an advance processing fee. Fraudsters may also attempt to scam individuals into providing account numbers under the pretense of direct depositing a stimulus check into your account. Credit Union of Georgia will never contact you via email, phone or text message requesting sensitive information.
Don’t become a victim, LEARN MORE about the latest Scams.
Please be vigilant, if something doesn’t seem right, it probably isn’t.
We’re Here To Help- Financial Assistance For Members
For questions regarding Stimulus Checks, please visit the IRS website.
In an effort to help our members during these times.
- Increased Daily ATM Withdrawal Limits. Daily ATM Limits have been increased from $500 to $800.
- Financial Counseling with GreenPath Financial Wellness Program
- Financial Hardship. If you are experiencing severe financial hardship as a result of the Coronavirus, please contact our Member Services Call Center at 678-486-1111, Monday – Friday from 7am – 7pm and Saturday from 9am – 1pm.
We’re Here To Give – Community Outreach Opportunities
We have partnered with MUST Ministries to assist with the MUST Food Rapid Response program to feed students and their families in our schools. All branch locations have barrels outside to accept food donation drop-offs during business hours. A complete list of items needed can be found HERE and financial donations may be made HERE.
We are also selling t-shirts to raise money for Charities in our Community. Support our Community by purchasing your t-shirt today HERE.
We’re Here To Educate – Learn About The CARES Act
We are here to help you navigate these uncertain times. That is why we want to share with you the Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act and answer any questions you may have. Click HERE to learn more about the programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress and how it is intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now.
Please contact us if you have any questions on the CARES Act and your business at ContactUs@CUofGA.org or 678-486-1111.
We’re Taking Precautions – Protecting Members And Employees
We are taking steps to protect our members and employees. We have also made recommendations on steps you can take to protect yourself too. Learn more about the precautions we are taking during this time by clicking HERE.
Our team remains committed to serving you and your family throughout the days ahead. We truly value your membership and appreciate your understanding and patience as we navigate this community health concern.