JPMorgan sends some traders home after worker contracts COVID-19: Bloomberg News

JPMorgan sends some traders home after worker contracts COVID-19: Bloomberg News

A woman passes by a Chase bank in Times Square in New York
FILE PHOTO: A woman passes by a Chase bank in Times Square in New York City, U.S., March 7, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

NEW YORK: JPMorgan Chase & Co sent some of its Manhattan workers home this week after an employee in equities trading tested positive for COVID-19, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday (Sep 15), citing a person familiar with the matter.

News of the infection, on the fifth floor of the bank's 383 Madison Ave. building, was communicated to employees on Sep 13, according to the report.

A JPMorgan spokesman said the bank has been "managing individual cases across the firm over the course of the last few months and following appropriate protocols when they occur."

The bank executives had previously told managing directors and some executive directors within its sales and trading operation that they must return to the office by Sep 21.

Source: Reuters

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