NYSE to close trading floor after two people test positive for coronavirus

Michael Urkonis

Trader Michael Urkonis works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. Stocks are having a mixed performance early on Wall Street Friday as gains in banks and energy companies are offset somewhat by a drop in technology stocks. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK (CBS) – The New York stock exchange will temporarily close its trading floor starting Monday after two people there tested positive for COVID-19.

Traders will move to electronic trading.

This is the first time in the exchanges history that physical trading has stopped while electronic trading continues.

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