MB&T Community Support During COVID-19
As the largest community bank on the Central Coast, the safety and health of our associates, clients and communities has been paramount to our daily operations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We take this responsibility seriously and have strived to continue delivering the level of service our clients and communities have come to expect from us, every single day. It is with that in mind that we share the below updates as our communities begin the re-opening process and we continue to prioritize the well-being of our associates, clients and communities.
Branch Operations – as of June 15, 2021
Like many, we are excited for the state to reopen and we’ll continue working hard to do our part in helping to keep our communities safe, in accordance with California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidance. Accordingly, we’ve made some modifications to our branch operations that we wanted to share with you.
Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with these changes:
Visit the locations page to view current branch hours.
Masks: If you are not fully vaccinated we still require you to wear a mask while inside the branch, and will have ones available to you at the branch’s entry. Fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear a mask, though you are welcome to if you’d like.
Cough Guards will remain at each active teller stand and personal banker desk for the time being.
Gloves are optional and at the associate's discretion. If they choose to wear them, they will change them regularly and wash / sanitize their hands after touching and removing used gloves.
We encourage that you maintain 6 feet of social distancing. Please look for the taped markers on the floors for guidance.
Sanitizer stations will be prominent within the branch. Clients are welcome to take a mini bottle with them as a complimentary gift.
Associates will wash their hands following each transaction, or more frequently, with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer.
Pens are complimentary and we encourage clients to take the one they've used with them.
Branches will be cleaned each evening, and receive a deep clean each week.
Common surfaces will be cleaned regularly throughout the day.
We are proud to have secured over $320 million of Paycheck Protection Program funds for local Santa Barbara and Ventura county businesses, supporting nearly 25,000 employees’ jobs at over 2,300 companies and organizations.
In support of our business clients, we have purchased over $23,000 worth of gift cards and merchandise from local restaurants, retailers and wineries. Additionally, we have purchased over $11,000 in take-out lunches from our restaurant clients to deliver lunches regularly to our associates who are holding down the fort in our offices each day.
We have donated over $155,000 to local nonprofits that are providing COVID-19 related relief to Santa Barbara and Ventura communities, including Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, Food Share of Ventura County, United Way of Santa Barbara County, Sansum Clinic, and Ventura County Community Foundation.
Schools may be closed, but our year round efforts to teach financial literacy to local students continues with on-demand and live virtual classes that have been taught to over 1,000 local students in 9 different schools through more than 50 hours of associate volunteer time.