NYSE Says More Staff Can Return to Trading Floor If Vaccinated

The New York Stock Exchange is opening up further for vaccinated traders.

Companies whose staff are based at the historic NYSE floor will be permitted to raise their headcount if 100% of employees at the site can prove they’re fully vaccinated, according to a memo from NYSE Chief Operating Officer Michael Blaugrund.

The changes go into effect May 10 and are “based on improvement to public health conditions in the New York City area and the continuing progress of the nationwide vaccination rollout,” Blaugrund wrote in the memo.

Vaccinated trading-floor members will also be excluded from the NYSE’s random Covid testing program. They’ll be allowed to remove face coverings when seated at their workstations, provided they maintain social distancing of six feet or more. Masks are still required when moving around the trading floor, according to the memo.

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