Chase Bank Closing Tomorrow

Thanks to reader Remsen Street Dweller for the tip: the Chase Bank branch at Montague and Clinton streets will be closing tomorrow for an indefinite period because too few employees have met the vaccination requirement. The nearest other Chase branch is at 101 Court Street, near Schermerhorn.

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  • Jorale-man

    Good to hear Chase is making that a requirement. Fewer anti-vaxers in the neighborhood (and local businesses), is always a welcome development.

  • Remsen Street Dweller

    I understand at lease one other Chase branch in Brooklyn is having some issues, too.

  • Claude Scales

    My wife was at Chase on Montague this afternoon and spoke with the manager, who said this was true; Chase has decided to temporarily close some branches and redistribute staff to others.

  • Lucky Larry

    Is there a proliferation of anti-vaxxers amongst BH residents or business owners?

  • CassieVonMontague

    Brooklyn Heights/DUMBO/Downtown Brooklyn
    ZIP Code(s): 11201
    Estimated population: 62294.06
    96.65% with at least one dose
    60206 residents with at least 1 dose
    86.5% fully vaccinated
    53884 residents fully vaccinated

  • TeddyNYC

    No, vaccine compliance is quite high here. The problem appears to be with some employees who come from neighborhoods with lower vaccination rates. I wonder how many more businesses will need to shut down or curtail their hours next week.

  • marni

    Some people cannot safely be vaccinated. I am not an anti-vaxxer, but I’d rather be near an unvaccinated person wearing a very protective mask, than a vaccinated person with no mask. According to the AMA, a good mask, especially a double mask, affords 95% protection, if others are wearing masks. If others are not, it affords 85.4% protection. This protects the wearer and others around him. A mask remains at that high percentage of protection, whereas a vaccination declines with time. Nor can anyone be sure, from individual to individual, whether the vaccine has worked with a high level of immunity. CHASE on Montague is a large bank with plenty of space for distancing. Masks can be required for all, including their employees, to keep evryone safe. There is no need for a temporary closing.