Association prepared to assist CUs with coronavirus response

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The New York Credit Union Association is prepared to assist the state’s credit unions with navigating the 2019 novel coronavirus.

In a letter to member credit unions yesterday, Association President/CEO William J. Mellin reiterated that the Association and its Affiliates remain open for business. “Pandemic or not, we are here to serve you and help your credit union succeed,” wrote Mellin. “The Association is closely monitoring developments at both the state and federal levels that may affect your credit union’s operations, just as we’ve always done.”

The Association has provided some staff with the ability to work remotely, while others will remain in the office. “Regardless of the situation, our level of service to your credit union will not change,” wrote Mellin. Staff travel for the Association and its Affiliates has been limited. The Association will look to re-schedule upcoming meetings with credit unions as a web-based meeting or a conference call.

While some Association events have been postponed or canceled, the Association is monitoring the situation, and making a determination about other events on a case-by-case basis. If there is any possibility that the health of attendees could be put at risk, the Association will postpone or cancel the event. Chapter leadership has also been asked to postpone or cancel upcoming Chapter events.

Finally, the Association has compiled a list of resources, information and guidance for New York credit unions, all of which is available on the Association’s website.

“I want to reiterate our commitment to the New York credit union movement under these unique circumstances,” Mellin said. “If we can be of any assistance to your credit union during this time, we are here to help.”

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