The onset of the novel coronavirus has caused a seismic shift in the daily lives of Americans. While recent data in the fight against this pandemic are encouraging, we’re not out of the woods yet, and we will be slow to return to life as we once knew it. Social distancing, working from home, and a shift to online shopping will likely continue. Small businesses are turning to curbside delivery, grocery services are offering pick-up or delivery, and retailers are heavily reliant on online purchases.
But as consumers begin to shift back to making purchases in person, protecting their health will be paramount. Luckily, the financial institutions that support the electronic payments system made investments long before this crisis that will help keep people safe and their funds secure.