NYSE To Close Trading Floor After Workers Test Positive

The Washington Post reports:

The New York Stock Exchange announced Wednesday that it is closing its trading floor and going completely electronic as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the stock market. The move stemmed partly from traders testing positive for the coronavirus, NYSE President Stacey Cunningham said on CNBC.

“NYSE’s trading floors provide unique value to issuers and investors, but our markets are fully capable of operating in an all-electronic fashion to serve all participants, and we will proceed in that manner until we can re-open our trading floors to our members,” Cunningham said in a statement.