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County National Bank tem­porarily closed their loca­tions because of Michigan’s uptick in COVID-19 cases. The bank will keep its drive-thru windows in oper­ation and take appoint­ments when nec­essary, according to its press release.

Else­where in Hillsdale, Southern Michigan Bank and Trust of Hillsdale closed its lobbies on Nov. 12, lim­iting its ser­vices to drive-thru and by-appointment only.

CNB closed on Nov. 9, a full week ahead of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s most recent lockdown orders issued Nov. 15. CNB cited “increasing number of local and statewide COVID-19 cases” for its decision to close its branch lobbies to the public. 

“The lobby clo­sures have allowed us to reduce our in-person contact as much as pos­sible,” CNB mar­keting manager Amber Yoder said. “All CNB branch loca­tions are receiving enhanced cleaning, including fre­quent san­i­ti­zation of high-touch areas. We are taking every pre­caution to ensure the health and safety of our staff, cus­tomers, and com­munity.”

CNB operates 12 branch loca­tions across southern Michigan. Its main office is located in downtown Hillsdale on South Howell Street.