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COVID-19 Updates

August 2, 2021
Beginning Wednesday, August 4, 2021, all Essential staff and members will be required to wear masks when visiting the lobby. 

June 4, 2021
Effective Friday, June 4, 2021, Essential will no longer be accepting applications for the Paycheck Protection Loan Program. 

April 28, 2021
Effective April 28th, members are no longer required to wear masks to enter Essential lobbies, but they are recommended. 

March 12, 2021
Are you anxiously waiting for an Economic Impact Payment, also referred as stimulus payment?  We offer multiple resources that allow you to check on your deposit and even be notified as soon as it hits your account.  Click here for options available to you.  Keep in mind, the IRS website will have detailed information as to if or when you can expect a stimulus deposit or check.

March 3, 2021
Due to the governor's announcement of moving the state of Louisiana to a revised Phase Three, effective Wednesday, March 3rd, Essential branches will no longer have a maximum capacity implemented.  Masks will continued to be required and members visiting a Member Service Representative will continue to have their temperature administered by a standalone temperature scanner and must be less than 100.4 to enter the branch.

Please note that drive-thrus have no adjusted guidelines with this announcement.  Contactless banking, including Online and Mobile Banking, is also available 24/7.

January 11, 2021
Beginning Monday, January 11, 2021, Essential will be accepting applications for new Paycheck Protection Loan Program borrowers and will accept applications for existing borrowers Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Please click here for more information about the PPP loan.