September 23, 2020

Bank branch temporarily closed due to COVID-19 concerns

A “Branch Closed” sign covers the front door at the local Regions Bank Branch in Downtown Franklin Saturday morning. The bank is closing temporarily for cleaning due to COVID-19 concerns.

(Franklin, GA) — According to a media spokesperson for Regions Bank, the Franklin Branch has been closed down only temporarily for cleaning due to COVID-19 concerns and should reopen sometime in the near future.

The Heard Citizen first learned the branch was closed when several customers reported the bank closed down during the middle of normal business hours Friday afternoon.

Saturday morning, a large white “Branch Closed” sign covered one of the front doors.

The media spokesperson with Regions released the following statement via email this afternoon:

“Regions’ top priority is the health and well-being of our customers and associates. The Franklin Main branch temporarily closed after we learned an individual who spent time in the branch had experienced COVID-19 symptoms. Under these circumstances, Regions initiates a thorough cleaning of the branch based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The associates who were in the branch during the potential exposure have been placed on a paid quarantine leave of absence. The branch will reopen in the coming days. Regions customers are encouraged to visit other branch locations and to take advantage of the bank’s online and mobile banking options. Regions has a network of 2,000 ATMs, many of which provide Video Banking service as well as check cashing and deposit services.” ~ Regions Bank Media Relations

Regions Financial Corporation operates 1,952 automated teller machines and 1,454 branches in 16 states in the Southern United States and Midwestern United States.

The Franklin location is one of only two brick and mortar banks in Heard County.

Stay tuned to for further information and updates as they become available.

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