The New York Stock Exchange will require Covid-19 vaccines for everyone entering its trading floors, joining the ranks of firms taking a more cautious approach amid a new wave of coronavirus cases.
The mandate is set to take effect Sept. 13, Chief Operating Officer Michael Blaugrund said Wednesday in a memo seen by Bloomberg. The policy covers anyone with access to the NYSE and American Options trading floors, including member firms, employees and vendors.
Some people may be granted an exception to the mandate for medical or religious reasons, according to the memo.
Those who gain an exemption will have to present a negative test within 48 hours before entry, equivalent to three times a week. They’ll also have to be masked when on the floor, while masks for vaccinated employees remain optional, the memo shows.
A representative for NYSE declined to comment. CNBC reported earlier on the move.