15 JANUARY 2021
On January 15, 2021, Governor Scott announced that the COVID-19 State of Emergency had been extended to February 15, 2021.
Click here to view Addendum 10 to the State of Emergency.
15 JANUARY 2021
Governor Chris Sununu Issues Two Executive Orders, Extends Mask Mandate
Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu issued two emergency orders as part of the state's efforts to combat COVID-19: Emergency Order #81 : Extension of Emergency Order #74 , extending the statewide mask mandate through March 26, 2021; Emergency Order #82 : An order regarding travel guidance and extending Emergency Order #52
Following the extension of New Hampshire's statewide mask mandate through March 26, 2021, Governor Sununu issued the following statement:
"With high case rates, hospitalizations, and fatalities, our health care system is still under an immense amount of pressure," said Governor Chris Sununu. "To loosen or eliminate the tools we have utilized with success so far is the wrong approach to fighting this pandemic. The light at the end of the tunnel is within sight - but we must remain vigilant and we cannot let up now."
15 DECEMBER 2020
Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today announced that the COVID-19 State of Emergency has been extended to January 15, 2021. All previous addendums to the State of Emergency remain in place, including a temporary suspension of social gatherings and the cross-state travel map.
“We must remain vigilant, especially as we continue to see around 100 new cases a day here in Vermont,” said Governor Scott. “Although case growth in our region slowed a bit this week, it is still on the rise.”
The announcement comes as the first doses of Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine arrive in Vermont. Initial doses will go to priority populations, including high-risk health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Vermont COVID-19 Advisory Committee.
“This is obviously very welcome news for our team and many Vermonters as it marks the beginning of our transition back to more normalcy. I really hope that finally being able to see that light at the end of the tunnel - rather than just being told it’s coming - gives most Vermonters hope,” said Governor Scott. “Because the fact is we need each and every one of you to make sure we get through this on the best possible footing, with as little loss of life as possible, with our healthcare system intact, and with our kids having gotten as much in person education as possible. Together, we can keep each other safe as we work our way towards the end of the tunnel.”
Click here to view Addendum 9 to the State of Emergency.
Posted November 20, 2020
Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our Passumpsic communities and employees. That’s why we have made the decision to move to drive-up service, effective Wednesday, November 25. However, for banking services that cannot be conducted via the drive-up, in-branch appointments are available. With the recent influx of COVID-19 cases in Vermont and New Hampshire, we are taking every precaution to keep our customers and employees as safe as possible. Please know, while the way we conduct our banking may look a little different, we will remain open to serve all of your banking needs, just in what is, for now, a safer way. Should you need anything that cannot be conducted via the drive-thru, you have options. As always, all of our digital banking platforms are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at Passumpsicbank.com, and on our mobile app. If you do require an in-person appointment with a banker or loan officer, contact us at (802)748-3196 or (800)370-3196 to make an appointment with your local branch. Once you have scheduled your appointment, upon arrival you must wear a protective mask. Your banker will as well. You also will be asked a series of screening questions.
If you do not pass this screening, you will be asked to reschedule your appointment when it is safe to do so, and we will work with you to come up with a safer way to help you in the meantime. Please refer to this page for current updates. Click here for ATM and branch locations. We understand how much the Coronavirus is affecting everyone in our communities in different ways, and we appreciate your patience and your trust. We’ve made it this far and with strength, good sense, and hope, we will get through this pandemic. Better days are ahead! Together we
Posted November 19, 2020
Governor Chris Sununu Issues Statewide Mask Mandate
Concord, NH — With rising cases, substantial statewide community transmission, and an increase in hospitalizations, today Governor Chris Sununu signed an Emergency Order instituting a statewide mask mandate in New Hampshire, as cases rose to 529 -- the state’s highest total to date. The mask mandate takes effect at 12:01 AM on Friday, November 20, 2020, and will remain in effect through January 15, 2021.
“With rising cases, substantial statewide community transmission, and an increase in hospitalizations – the data supports enacting a statewide mask mandate,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “Instituting this commonsense mask mandate today will allow us to keep our economy open and help ensure our health care system has the capacity and workforce it needs in the coming weeks. By wearing a mask, Granite Staters can keep our friends, family, neighbors, and critical workforce members and those they care for safe – without shutting down the economy.”
Beginning on November 20, 2020, all persons over the age of 5 within the State of New Hampshire shall wear mask or cloth face coverings over their noses and mouths any time they are in public spaces, indoors or outdoors, where they are unable to or do not consistently maintain a physical distance of at least six feet from persons outside their own households.
For purposes of this Order, the term “public spaces” includes any part of private or public property that is generally open or accessible to members of the general public. Public spaces include, but are not limited to, lobbies, waiting areas, outside plazas or patios, restaurants, retail businesses, streets, sidewalks, parks, beaches, elevators, restrooms, stairways, parking garages, etc.
Note: A copy of the Executive Order can be found here.
Posted November 16, 2020
Governor Phil Scott today announced that the State of Emergency has been extended to December 15, 2020 to ensure the state can continue to suppress the spread of COVID-19.
The executive order has been extended and can be viewed at https://governor.vermont.gov/content/addendum-8-amended-and-restated-executive-order-01-20.
Posted October 15, 2020
Governor Phil Scott today announced that the State of Emergency has been extended to November 15, 2020 to ensure the state can continue to suppress the spread of COVID-19.
The executive order has been extended with no additional changes and can be viewed at governor.vermont.gov/content/addendum-6-amended-and-restated-executive-order-01-20.
Posted september 22, 2020
Posted July 31, 2020
VT GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT ANNOUNCES STRENGTHENED MASK REQUIREMENTS
As the state continues its sustained efforts to encourage mask use as a tool to limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect the most vulnerable, VT Governor Phil Scott today announced strengthened mask requirements in public places and congregate settings.
Effective Saturday, August 1, 2020, the amendment asking all Vermonters to wear masks or cloth facial coverings any time it is not possible to maintain a physical distance of at least six feet with others from outside their household.
Per order of the State of VT, Passumpsic Bank is now requiring all who enter our Vermont branches to wear a mask or a facial covering. If you prefer not to wear a mask or facial covering, please take advantage of our drive through services.
Thank you for helping to keep us all safe.
Posted June 8, 2020
Limited Lobby Access Is Now Available!
Passumpsic Bank is ready to move to Phase II of our Branch reopening process. We do this in step with control measures, as defined by the CDC and state government guidelines.
Starting on Monday, June 8, limited customer in-branch access will be available for bank transactions only. Appointments with Commercial Bankers, Universal Bankers or Financial Consultants will continue by phone or digital meetings at this time. Contact your Banker or Consultant for more details.
Signage is posted before entering our branches providing the following social distancing guidelines:
- No entry if signs of respiratory illness are evident
- Stay 6 feet apart from everyone
- Customers are encouraged to wear a cloth mask
- Occupancy limits are posted for each lobby
Waiting areas for customers will be provided in the branch if ample space is available. Lobby floors will be marked with arrows to adhere to social distancing guidelines. All employees will be wearing approved cloth or surgical face masks in customer contact areas. A translucent shield or sneeze guard will also be used in lieu of masks at teller lines. Alcohol based hand sanitizer will be made readily available for customers in our lobbies.
We do encourage you to continue to use our Drive-up service, which is available at all eleven branch locations. All your transaction needs, except safe deposit access, can be taken care of at the drive-up. Our Customer Support staff is also available to answer your questions during regular business hours at 802-748-3196 or toll-free at 1-800-370-3196.
Our goal remains to help keep everyone safe and healthy as we transition through the reopening business phases.
Posted May 19, 2020
On May 15, 2020, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed Addendum 14, A Be Smart, Stay Safe order to extend the State of Emergency to June 15 and update previous emergency orders to reflect re-openings and eased restrictions announced in recent weeks. State data and modeling indicates the spread of COVID-19 continues to slow and Vermont now has one of the lowest 3-day and 7-day growth rates in the country. To view Addendum (Be Smart, Stay Safe), visit https://governor.vermont.gov/content/addendum-14-executive-order-01-20
Posted March 27, 2020
New Hampshire Governor Christopher Sununu has implemented a “STAY HOME, STAY SAFE” order for New Hampshire effective March 28 12:01AM -May 4. As a reminder banks are considered essential and can remain open.
Drive-up hours for each location are stated below. Please rest assured that we will be monitoring hours and adjust as needed.
|Locations ||Monday - Wednesday ||Thursday|| Friday||Saturday
|Berlin Branch||9:30AM - 4:30PM||9:30AM - 4:30PM||9:30AM - 4:30PM||10:00AM - 1:00PM
|Danville Branch||8:00AM - 5:00PM||8:00AM - 5:00PM||8:00AM - 5:00PM||-
|Island Pond Branch|
|8:30AM - 5:00PM||8:30AM - 5:00PM||8:30AM - 5:30PM||-
|Lyndonville Branch||8:00AM - 5:00PM|| 8:00AM - 5:30PM || 8:00AM - 5:30PM ||8:30AM - 12:00PM
|Newport Branch||8:00AM - 5:00PM||8:00AM - 5:30PM ||8:00AM - 5:30PM ||8:30AM - 12:00PM
|St. Johnsbury Center Branch||8:30AM - 5:00PM||8:30AM - 5:00PM||8:30AM - 5:00PM||-
|St. Johnsbury RR Street Branch||8:00AM - 5:00PM ||8:00AM - 5:30PM ||8:00AM - 5:30PM ||8:30AM - 12:00PM
|Groveton Branch||8:30AM - 5:00PM ||8:30AM - 5:00PM ||8:30AM - 5:00PM || 9:00AM - 12:00PM
|Lancaster Branch||8:00AM - 5:00PM||8:00AM - 5:30PM ||8:00AM - 5:30PM ||8:30AM - 12:00PM
|Littleton Branch||8:30AM - 5:00PM||8:30AM - 5:00PM||8:30AM - 5:00PM||8:30AM - 12:00PM
|Whitefield Branch||8:30AM - 5:00PM||8:30AM - 5:00PM||8:30AM - 5:00PM||9:00AM - 12:00PM
For new or in-process consumer loans, contact your banker directly or visit our website at https://www.passumpsicbank.com/ for additional information.
For commercial loans, please contact a lender directly. Here is the link for commercial lenders https://www.passumpsicbank.com/business-banking/contact-a-specialist.
ATMs & Digital Banking Services
Our ATMs and digital banking services (online banking, mobile banking, mobile deposit and telephone banking) are also available 24/7. While our service is drive-up only, we will waive the mobile deposit fee. Please contact us if your mobile deposit needs exceed our daily deposit limit.
Our Customer Support Department is ready to assist you if you need further assistance by calling 1-800-370-3196 during regular business hours Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM and Saturdays 8:30AM-12 Noon.
Thank you for your cooperation during this extraordinary time. Please be assured that Passumpsic Bank is committed to supporting our customers, employees and our communities through this situation.