The health and safety of our clients and employees is our top priority. We encourage you to take steps to protect yourself and others to avoid possible exposure and reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
ABC chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton explains what we know and don't know about the threat posed by the Delta variant of COVID-19. Watch the video below or read more here.
Moderator Anne Sumner, VP, Asset Management, is joined by Dr. Daniel Kaminsky, MD, Dr. Christopher Hall, MD, Dr. Eric Jauhiainen MD (retired) and Dr. Kenneth Isaacs, MD for a 1 hour discussion on the COVID-19 vaccine, its effectiveness and how it is being administered. They cover the concept of herd immunity and the likely impacts the vaccine will have on re-opening public spaces, schools and businesses in our region.
The video below highlights the effectiveness of the COVID-19 RNA vaccines, especially in light of recent news on mutations in the virus. The video features Immunoligist Shane Crotty, Phd., from the LaJolla Institute for Immunology.
Baker Boyer's Response & Resources:
- With some of our branches temporarily closed, we suggest a range of alternatives to in-person banking, including drive-thrus and ATMs, where available (view locations and hours). You can also call your Advisor or our Contact Center (509-525-2000) for options to access safe deposit boxes, sign paperwork, or set up a videoconference if needed.
Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness: Learn more about the PPP Loan Forgiveness process.
Financial Intelligence: Keep up to date on articles and videos that deliver financial insights.
In the News: See what Baker Boyer's experts have to say in news publications featured throughout the United States.
Announcements & Events: Check our Announcements & Events page to keep informed and up to date on any changes in operations Baker Boyer has issued.
- Watch an informative conversation between Dr. William Foege, former head of the CDC, and Dr. Tony Billingsley, Chief of Staff at St. Mary's in Walla Walla - moderated by Baker Boyer VP, Anne Sumner.
Local Resources and Actions
- Walla Walla County Department of Community Health – their website and Facebook page offer the very latest data and guidance from our County public health officials. They also just published a must-watch video offering thanks and encouragement as we come together to work through this challenging time. #WallaWallaWell #FlattenTheCurve
- Walla Walla Public Schools – WWPS publishes regular articles and videos with information and resources for parents and students.
- Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) – Washington State Superintendent Chris Reykdal has begun a weekly video message series for educators, parents, students & seniors which can be viewed on YouTube or Facebook. For additional guidance and resources related to COVID-19 and public schools in Washington state, please visit https://www.k12.wa.us/covid-19.
- City of Walla Walla – See their COVID-19 and Walla Walla page for a great list of information and resources.
- Washington State Department of Health – created a page for the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak 2020 which includes information about symptoms, testing, resources, and county-by-county statistics related to COVID-19.
- Donate Blood – The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood supply shortage. They are taking extreme measures to ensure the safety of donors, staff, and volunteers. Find a local blood drive.
- Visit “ Walla Walla Business LIVE Updates” – This new site has updates on options for takeout, pick-up, drive-thru, delivery, shops, stores, wines and brews, community, churches, and more. Compiled by the Walla Walla Downtown Foundation and Discover Walla Walla. #WallaWallaWILL
- The Walla Walla Senior Center is offering curbside pick-up meals. Visit their web site for more details.
Helpful COVID-19 Links from Trusted Sources
- NEW: Governor Inslee is offering a new Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant program to assist small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
- The New England Journal of Medicine offers a collection of articles and other resources on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary.
- This interactive article from the Washington Post illustrates why outbreaks like Coronavirus spread exponentially and how to "flatten the curve."
- The U.S. Small Business Administration is providing disaster assistance for small businesses impacted by Coronavirus.
- This short video demonstrates the power of Social Distancing in pandemic situations.
- US State Dept. Travel Advisories
- Be watchful of potential scams attempting to exploit the uncertainty around COVID-19. Visit the FTC website to stay informed.