Headed to Your Bank? Check Online, Ensure It’s Open

PHILADELPHIA PA – A limited number of local branch offices operated by Bank of America and Wells Fargo are among those being temporarily closed by major Philadelphia-area banks as a result of COVID-19 complications and labor shortages, according to an article Thursday (Dec. 23, 2021) in the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Journal reporters Mark Calvey and Jeff Blumenthal wrote the branch closures mirror those that occurred “at the start of the pandemic in March 2020 when many thought the economic lockdown would be measured in weeks.”

An online check Tuesday (Dec. 28) at 6 a.m. by The Posts of local branch offices for the two banks showed:

  • Bank of America offices in Upper Providence (1833 E. Ridge Pike, Royersford), and Phoenixville Plaza (702 Nutt Rd., Phoenixville), both were listed on the company’s website as “temporarily closed.” It suggested customers who sought to access safe deposit boxes in either location send an e-mail stating their need to safebox@bofa.com. For other financial services, it suggested use of other offices, nearby ATMs, or online and mobile banking.
  • At Wells Fargo in Audubon (2672 Egypt Rd., Norristown), its ATM was unavailable due to an outage but the company said its office there remained open; its Lionville (110 Eagleview Blvd., Exton) office was temporarily closed; and its Great Valley office (77 Lancaster Ave., Malvern) was open for drive-through business only.

Both banks offered their apologies for any inconvenience the temporary measures created.

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