COVID-19 Updates

Bank Service Continues During “Safer at Home” Order

Lobbies Temporarily Closed, Drive-Ups Will Continue to Operate Under Normal Hours

Update March 26:  For the safety of our community, our April Shred Fest event has been cancelled.

Update March 24: Under Governor Evers’ “Safer at Home” order, banking is considered an essential service. We will continue to stay open to meet your financial needs. Our lobbies are closed, but drive-ups, ATMs, and digital services remain available.

Update March 17: After much deliberation, and with the health of our employees, customers and community in mind, we have made the decision to close our lobbies to general customer traffic effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

Your well-being is our top concern. As your locally owned community bank, we are doing all we can to keep you healthy and safe. We are closely monitoring updates on COVID-19 and are taking extra precautions to keep our offices clean and our employees healthy.

While it is impossible to predict the impact of this virus on our community, we will continue to provide our customers with access to your accounts, money, and financial needs.

Please be assured that we have executed our contingency plans to ensure uninterrupted bank operations while prioritizing the health and safety of our team members, customers and community.

Bank Service

Appointments

Appointments may be available for select matters. We will assess your needs to determine if we would be able to provide an alternative option to you at a lower risk. Please call 608.643.3393 if you wish to discuss an appointment.

Drive-Ups are Open

Our drive-ups will continue to be available. We appreciate your patience as our employees may be serving an increased number of customers via this method.

Night Deposit

Our after-hours depositories will be checked multiple times throughout business hours so we can process transactions during the same business day when possible. 

Laptop with online banking screen and smartphone with mobile banking app screenDigital Tools

We strongly encourage customers to use our digital tools and resources for your banking needs:

If you have not enrolled in our online banking, click Sign In to Accounts on our website and select New User. Or enroll on our mobile app, which can be downloaded on iOS or Android devices.

Photo of Bank of Prairie du Sac plaques, We are rated 5-Stars by BauerFinancial, FDIC InsuredDeposit Safety

With all of the concern around coronavirus, we would like to remind you that Bank of Prairie du Sac is an FDIC-insured bank. Since 1933, no depositor has ever lost a penny of FDIC-insured funds. Today, the FDIC insures up to $250,000 per depositor per FDIC-insured bank. Learn more about deposit insurance and how your accounts are covered >

You may qualify for more than $250,000 in coverage at one insured bank or savings association if you own deposit accounts in different ownership categories. The most common account ownership categories for individual and family deposits are single accounts, joint accounts, revocable trust accounts, and certain retirement accounts. For a basic category-by-category overview of FDIC deposit insurance coverage, use FDIC's Account Categories tool.

We are also ranked 5 Stars by Bauer Financial and have earned the Best of Bauer designation for our security, strength, and reliability.

Though we have suspended our lobby service in compliance with Centers for Disease Control guidance on social distancing, our customers’ deposits remain safe, as does customer access to their money. We continue to offer ATM, mobile and online banking services, and drive-up window service during our normal hours.

Financial Hardship

We understand there may be instances of financial difficulties for our customers. Bank of Prairie du Sac is here to help and we would encourage customers who are facing financial hardship to reach out to discuss how we might be of assistance. Please call our office at 608.643.3393 or contact us through our secure email form.

We are all in this together and we will do everything we can to help provide reassurance and assistance in these uncertain times.

Safety & Security

 

Scammers may try to take advantage of the fear and uncertainty surrounding coronavirus to get access to your money or personal information. Protect yourself by looking out for COVID-19 related scams and using these common sense practices:

  • Never provide passwords, credit or debit card information, Social Security numbers and similar personal information in response to an unsolicited text message, e-mail, call, or letter.
  • Think twice before opening attachments or clicking on links in unsolicited emails and text messages.
  • To confirm a message's validity, contact the supposed sender with a contact number from a separate source (not the contact information listed in the email).
  • Deal only with reputable merchants, service providers, and charities.
  • Be wary of unsolicited investment offers that sound too good to pass up or that require you to act fast.

We encourage everyone to be cautious of suspicious emails, websites, and calls related to COVID-19. Never share your passwords, account information, or private personal information with anyone.

Take extra precautions if you are contacted from an unknown source requesting personal information. Please contact us at 608.643.3393 for assistance should you have any concerns.

Monitoring Updates

Bank of Prairie du Sac has been serving the Sauk Prairie community for over 100 years. We are dedicated to our customers and community and will continue to provide a safe and secure place for your banking needs. We will remain safe and stable through this uncertain time and we look forward to bringing back our lobby service once we are able to safely do so.

We continue to monitor this quickly evolving situation and are here to assist our customers as needed. Please visit this page for the latest updates as the situation evolves.

For additional information about COVID-19, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at cdc.gov.