Which Businesses Are Essential

With social distancing mandates in place across most of the country and many states Woman in mask shopping for produceunder lockdown, many businesses and storefronts are now shuttered. The federal government has determined that only businesses deemed to be essential may keep their physical locations open during these times.

Ultimately, each state and city can establish its own criteria. This decision has led many businesses and state-level government officials to wonder which businesses should be deemed “essential.” In general, though, businesses that don’t make the cut include those that are purely recreational, such as museums, theaters, fitness centers and spas. Restaurants are usually included in the list of non-essential businesses, but they are allowed to operate with a drive-through or curbside-pickup option only.

The list of essential businesses permitted to remain open across the country includes all supermarkets, hospitals, gas stations and financial institutions. Officials agree that these businesses are too critical to be closed, even when a stay-at-home order has been enacted.

This means that all credit unions are legally allowed to remain open during the coronavirus pandemic.

Destinations Credit Union remains open, but with different ways to access to our services.  We continue to offer our drive-thru services as well as remote access. For more information on how to access the Credit Union, please visit our Coronavirus Update Page.  You can also reach us at 410-663-2500 Option 5 for our call center staff. Please feel free to reach out to us if you need assistance in any way.

We are committed to serving your financial needs with uninterrupted service during the pandemic. Please reach out to us with any questions you may have regarding our services or for financial assistance of any kind. Wishing you and your family continued health and safety.

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