Governor Cuomo this morning rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange as it reopened after two months of COVID-19 enforced closure.
Under new pandemic rules, the usual number of 500 traders is being reduced to support social distancing guidelines and traders must wear must wear masks.
Brokers entering the Exchange at 11 Wall Street have their temperature taken and will be tested for COVID-19 “on a periodic basis.”
Anyone who violates the new rules risks “formal or informal disciplinary action” NYSE president Stacey Cunningham, in a letter to workers.
“We will respect the sacrifices of frontline workers and the city at large by proceeding cautiously, limiting the strain on the health-care system and the risk to those who work beneath our roof,” Cunningham wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed.
Cunningham said most of the areas outside of the trading floor will remain empty and the majority of employees will continue to work remotely.