Two people at the New York Stock Exchange tested positive for coronavirus, the NYSE said in a statement.
According to the statement, an NYSE employee and trading floor member were last in the building on March 13.
Moments ago, the NYSE announced it will move to fully electronic trading on Monday and trading as well as regulatory oversight of all NYSE-listed securities “will continue without interruption.”
“While we are taking the precautionary step of closing the trading floors, we continue to firmly believe the markets should remain open and accessible to investors. All NYSE markets will continue to operate under normal trading hours despite the closure of the trading floors,” said Stacey Cunningham, president of the NYSE.