Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY Published 4:54 p.m. ET March 18, 2020 | Updated 6:41 p.m. ET March 18, 2020CLOSECorrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this story misstated the number of branches Chase plans to temporarily close.J.P. Morgan Chase is “temporarily” closing 1,000 bank branches, or 20% of its locations, effective Thursday amid growing coronavirus concerns.Chase has sent bank staff from the branches, like financial advisors, tellers and lenders, to work from home.The remaining 4,000 branches of Chase will stay open, albeit with reduced hours, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., closing early by two hours. Chase says many of the branches have glass partitions and thus, protection for tellers. These branches also may have drive-up windows. In a note to staff, Thasunda Brown Duckett, CEO of Chase Consumer Banking, said Chase will continue to pay branch employees for their regularly-scheduled hours. “Even if their hours are reduced or the branch is closed and they are asked to report to another branch or stay home.”Additionally, she added that Chase has said two additional paid days away from work and extended the time that employees may carry over vacation days from 2019 to June 20, 2020.Money: Fed cuts rate to zero, launches more bond purchases in historic moves to


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