NYC BANKS MAKE COVID-19 ELEVATOR PLANS
As the COVID-19 pandemic is starting to ease in NYC, some of the world’s largest banks are busily designing logistics to eventually bring staff back to their mostly empty towers, Bloomberg reports. Citigroup presents a good example; while working things out behind the scenes and in the face of numerous obstacles, the bank is cautioning its employees that any return would be gradual and conducted without any set dates. A chief concern for Citigroup, Goldman Sachs Group, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and others is how to organize lobbies and elevators to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. The banks are still in the process of gathering data and working out details. Some of their ideas: station attendants outside elevators to push buttons so fewer people touch them, limiting the number of riders, providing towelettes, monitoring workers' health by taking their temperatures and requiring all to wear masks.