Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Announces Precautionary Measures as Part of COVID-19 Response, Transitions to Drive-Up Service Only at Branch Locations

March 18, 2020
Bar Harbor, Maine – In an effort to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and consistent with many other banking institutions in our region, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust will temporarily transition all branch services to drive-up only service beginning on March 20.  This will allow the Bank to continue to provide full banking services, and in-person visits will be by appointment only in order to enable the Bank to conform to social distancing practices through limiting the number of customers inside at any given time. 
 
“The health and safety of our customers, employees, and communities is of the utmost importance to us, and we are adjusting our operations to protect our employee and public health during this unprecedented time,” said Curtis C. Simard, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust President and Chief Executive Officer. “Drive-up service and in-person appointments combined with our many on-line options are sensible preventative measures while continuing to provide the level of service our customers have come to expect.”
 
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust offers a full range of tools for customers to manage their finances and get support and guidance remotely. Using Bar Harbor online and mobile banking, customers can manage their accounts, pay bills, deposit checks, transfer funds, and more — all from the comfort of their homes.
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust also has a network of more than 55 ATMs across Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont that can be accessed 24/7. Visit www.barharbor.bank to learn more about these products and services.
 
To further enhance the safety of our employees and customers, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has been increasing cleaning efforts in its branches and offices, encouraging social distancing, and transitioning non-customer facing employees to work at home.
 
Customers who have questions or need assistance should call their local branch, a list of which can be found at www.barharbor.bank/about-us/atm-branch-locator. Customers can also call the Bank’s Customer Service Center at 888-853-7100 for assistance.
 
Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB) is the parent company of its wholly owned subsidiary, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Operating over 50 locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine and has more than $3.6 billion in assets. As a leading Northern New England community bank, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust offers a full range of personal and business banking services, as well as wealth management services through its subsidiaries Bar Harbor Trust Services and Charter Trust Company. For more information about Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, visit www.barharbor.bank or call 888-853-7100. Member FDIC.
 
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