St. John Valley

NorState temporarily closes Fort Kent branch due to COVID-19

FORT KENT, Maine — The Fort Kent branch of NorState Federal Credit Union is temporarily closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. 

The branch closed Friday, Dec. 11, to allow time to sanitize the building and await test results from other employees of the branch, all of whom are being tested for the virus, according to NorState CEO Sue Whitehead.

As of Monday morning, no other employees had tested positive for COVID-19. 

Whitehead said she hopes the Fort Kent branch will reopen on Tuesday. 

“As of right now, pending some further testing, we’re hoping to open Tuesday morning,” Whitehead said. The drive-up ATM remains open 24 hours a day. 

Whitehead added her appreciation for the patience NorState customers have demonstrated during the situation.

“Like all of the other businesses in town we’re being very diligent trying to make sure we’re keeping our employees and members safe,” Whitehead said. “We’re taking all precautions necessary so there shouldn’t be any cause for worry going forward.” 

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