Morgan Stanley to Resume Trading at New York Headquarters

Published 6-3-2020

Morgan Stanley will resume trading at its New York headquarters by late June of 2020. Leveraging insights from the experience of reopening its offices in Asia, the company is implementing pre-entry temperature checks and incorporating signage for walking routes that maintain appropriate social distancing. Welcome kits will be provided that include hand sanitizer and masks, which will be worn whenever employees are away from their desks. The corporate cafeteria will offer boxed meals that can be ordered via app, with meeting rooms remaining closed for the present. Morgan Stanley is partnering with a consortium of financial firms including Wells Faro, JPMorgan Chase, Macquarie, and UBS to develop strategies for the reconfiguration of physical spaces to address the challenges of SARS-CoV-2. The company's reoccupancy protocols may change to reflect new guidance from local and national authorities.