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Coping with Covid-19: Morgantown Bank and Trust

Coping with Covid: Morgantown Bank and Trust

With the Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic wreaking havoc across the globe, it seems no one is immune from making major changes in their lives both personally and professionally. Beech Tree News (BTN) is grateful for other businesses in our community that, when facing challenges related to Covid-19, have risen to be a bright spot during a difficult time. Recently, BTN asked many local businesses how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted them. In a recent series of articles, we have featured those businesses that have responded. In this article, we feature Morgantown Bank and Trust (MBT).

“This has drastically impacted the operational part of our business.” Jason Jones,
Senior Vice-President and COO says. “We have closed the lobbies for public traffic, and we are working on rotating crews to help protect our employees.  This has created some occasional backed up drive-through windows, Jones says. But, he adds, “customers have been extremely patient and understanding.” All drive-through windows are open normal hours.

Jones points out that customers can still make appointments in order to come in to conduct business. This has come into play with the advent of the Payment Protection Program, part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (Cares) Act, which was created to help small businesses retain employees, The program includes loans for small businesses, which can be applied for through banks and other financial institutions.

However, Jones points out that they have worked to take advantage of as much technology as possible to keep customers safe at home. “MBT offers at home banking with many options available over the phone or online.”

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