New York Stock Exchange bans staff from trading floor if they haven't been vaccinated as McDonald's orders its office workers to get a COVID vaccine

 The New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday joined the list of corporations mandating that their employees be vaccinated against COVID-19.

According to an internal memo obtained by Reuters, the company is requiring anyone accessing its Wall Street trading floor to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus as of Sept. 13. 

This comes as several major corporations are adopting vaccination policies as a result of the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in the United States due to the Delta variant. 


In recent weeks, major companies including Alphabet Inc's Google, Uber Technologies Inc and Facebook Inc said all their U.S. employees must get vaccinated to step into offices after new guidance from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that requires fully vaccinated individuals to wear masks.

The New York Stock Exchange is requiring employees accessing its Wall Street trading floor to get vaccinated against the coronavirus

The New York Stock Exchange is requiring employees accessing its Wall Street trading floor to get vaccinated against the coronavirus

The stock exchange will grant exemptions for medical or religious reasons, CNBC reported.

The company is also expanding random onsite COVID testing to include vaccinated individuals. 

The NYSE had previously required visitors and people coming in for IPOs to show proof of vaccination. 

As of Wednesday, that requirement has been extended to include those who work on the 16,000 square-foot trading floor, which hosts a few hundred traders on an average day.

The NYSE's new vaccine requirement is effective as of Sept. 13.

NBCUniversal and McDonald's Corp. also announced Wednesday that they will be requiring vaccinations.

The stock exchange will grant exemptions for medical or religious reasons and is also expanding random onsite COVID testing to include vaccinated individuals

The stock exchange will grant exemptions for medical or religious reasons and is also expanding random onsite COVID testing to include vaccinated individuals

McDonald's also announced a vaccination requirement on Wednesday. The company said U.S.-based office workers need to get the coronavirus shot, however the policy will not apply to restaurant employees

McDonald's also announced a vaccination requirement on Wednesday. The company said U.S.-based office workers need to get the coronavirus shot, however the policy will not apply to restaurant employees

McDonald's said U.S.-based office workers need to get the coronavirus shot, however the policy will not apply to restaurant employees, whether corporate-owned and franchised.

McDonald's Corp is also delaying the return of employees to its offices until at least Oct. 11 to allow employees time to get vaccinated.

The company said the vaccination requirement does not apply to employees of McDonald's restaurants, whether corporate-owned and franchised.

NBCUniversal will require U.S. based-employees returning to its office to be fully vaccinated, the Comcast Corp-owned media company said, adding that the company will require employees to provide vaccination status details.


This comes as COVID-19 cases are continuing to rise across the country and hospitals in several states say they are reaching their breaking points.

On Tuesday, the U.S. recorded 106,871 new cases of the virus with a seven-day rolling average of 116,722, which is the highest figure recorded since February 6.

It's also a 214 percent increase from the average of 37,056 reported three weeks ago, according to a DailyMail.com analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University.

Deaths, which are a lagging indicator, have also been rising after holding steady for several weeks.


There were 819 COVID-19 deaths recorded on Tuesday with an average of 520, an 89 percent increase from the 274 average seen 21 days prior.

However, fatality levels still remain far below previous peaks with half as many deaths as the 1,200 average being recorded during the November 2020 surge before COVID-19 vaccines were made available.

The rapidly escalating surge, caused by the Indian 'Delta' variant has caused a shortage of nurses and other front-line staff in virus hot spots that can no longer keep up with the flood of unvaccinated patients and are losing workers to burnout and lucrative out-of-state temporary gigs.

At least four states - Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana and Oregon - all have more people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 than during any other surge, and nursing staffs are badly strained.


Meanwhile, the U.S. vaccination rollout has picked up the pace with the country now averaging more than 700,000 vaccinations a day - the highest rate in over a month.

The daily average for Americans getting their first doses is more 500,000, the highest in over two months, according to the White House COVID-19 data director.

More than 195 million Americans have now received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine, representing just over half of the population.   

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