In response to COVID-19, the U.S. Treasury is distributing funds for “necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019” (CARES Act provides assistance for state and local governments,” n.d.)
At a minimum, limiting person to person interaction can have an immense impact on eliminating possible transmission events. With in person payments being a major contributor to these instances, government operations are looking to self-service options to reduce office traffic.
U.S. Payments has arguably the best solution to eliminate person to person transactions with cash, check, or card. The turnkey PaySite® kiosk touts battle tested hardware for placement inside a lobby, in a vestibule, through an exterior wall, or as a drive-thru payment option. With real-time payment posting capabilities, citizens have the peace of mind to know their payment is promptly reflected on their account and processed in a highly secure fashion. As a PCI Level 1 service provider, U.S. Payments assumes responsibility for customer information and with a nationwide network of technicians, U.S. Payments maintains a kiosk uptime greater than 95% for more than 1,250 kiosks in 47 States.
With the speculated fall uptick in cases, compounded with seasonal flu, companies worldwide are adopting strategies to mitigate in person traffic and eliminate close proximity interactions. With PaySite, government agencies achieve a more cost effective solution to accept in person transactions; pushing citizens from the counter to the kiosk. Below are all the PaySite models that fit the application you’re looking for and U.S. Payments interfaces with 200+ customer information systems providers.
Government organizations eligible to receive aid are classified as “a county, municipality, town, township, village, parish, borough, or other unit of general government below the State level with a population that exceeds 500,000” (CARES Act provides assistance for state and local governments,” n.d.). For government entities representing less than 500,000 constituents, state approval may be available to secure CARES Act funds.
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The CARES Act provides assistance for state and local governments. (n.d.). Front page | U.S. Department of the Treasury. https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/cares/state-and-local-governments
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