Compared to the iconic images of traders seen on the NYSE trading floor, the exchange will now look and feel different as only one-quarter of the workforce returns to their jobs, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Under the new measures, those who return will be required to wear face masks, steer clear of public transportation, follow stringent social-distancing, conform to temperature checks, and avoid physical contact.
Other measures include a ban on bringing visitors to the floor and meals will only allowed at designated spots in the NYSE’s cafeteria.
Traders will also be subject to signing a liability waiver that prohibits them from suing the exchange in case of contracting the virus.
According to a copy of the waiver seen by the Journal, traders must acknowledge that returning to work could result in “contracting Covid-19, respiratory failure, death, and transmitting Covid-19 to family or household members and others who may also suffer these effects.”