Cboe Will Reopen Chicago Trading Floor on June 8
Cboe Global Markets said Tuesday it plans to reopen its Cboe Options Exchange (C1) trading floor in Chicago and resume trading operations on the floor in a modified manner on June 8. Trading on C1 has been electronic-only since March 16.
Upon reopening, the floor will operate under rigorous precautionary measures to limit exposure to COVID-19, Cboe said. These include reconfiguring the trading floor layout to allow for social distancing and capacity limits, the wearing of face coverings, enhancing daily cleaning and sanitizing procedures, and conducting medical screenings at entry points of the building.
Given the safety protocols in place, Cboe expects approximately 50% of the trading floor participants to return on June 8. While Cboe’s Chicago trading floor in the 400 S. LaSalle St. building will reopen, the Cboe office in Chicago and all other locations worldwide remain closed, with all but a few essential employees working remotely.
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