The Cooperative Bank of Northampton, a joint venture of the Northampton Cooperative Development Corporation and the North Carolina Cooperative Development Council, is offering a free credit card to its customers who are affected by the COVE-19 pandemic.
The bank said Monday that its free credit cards, which are valid for two years, will be available starting April 15 for anyone who has been impacted by COVID.
The free credit Card is valid at participating banks.
Cooperative Community Credit Card, COVID Credit Card and COVID Free Credit Card are valid at Participating Banks.
Cooperatives are now required to be covered by the federal government’s COVID vaccine program, but that program will expire on March 15.
In order to qualify for the card, customers must be at least 18 years old and have been diagnosed with COVID, according to the cooperative’s website.
Those who cannot be covered will have to take a test, but the cooperative said that test will be administered by a nurse practitioner.
It is not yet clear how many people will be eligible for the free card.
The bank said that it will work with community health departments and health care providers to ensure all eligible residents are eligible.
Anyone who is eligible for a free card, can contact their bank or their state health department to receive more information about the free cards.