NYSE checks visitors' temperatures amid coronavirus concerns

Stock exchange visitors were greeted by attendants wearing masks, gloves and white lab coats

Visitors entering the New York Stock Exchange on Monday were stopped at the door to complete health questionnaires and have their temperatures checked amid new coronavirus concerns, photographs show.

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Guests were greeted by attendants wearing masks, gloves and white lab coats, and were asked questions, such as whether they’re sick or if they’ve been in contact with those who are. After having their temperatures taken, each person’s hand was stamped to show they’d been cleared for entry.

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TickerSecurityLastChangeChange %
ICEINTERCONTINENTAL EXCHANGE INC.102.49+2.29+2.29%

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It’s unclear if, or how long, the trading floor will ultimately close, with one source telling FOX Business’ Liz Claman: “[The Wall Street trading floor] may be federally ordered to close. The situation is changing day by day, hour by hour.”

TickerSecurityLastChangeChange %
CMECME GROUP INC171.44+1.87+1.10%

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A second anonymous source estimated there was an “80 percent chance that Tuesday or Wednesday it will be mandatory that the floor shuts down.”

Stock trader Thomas Lee works at the New York Stock Exchange, March 13, 2020. Stocks are opening sharply higher on Wall Street a day after the worst drop since 1987. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Meanwhile, global stock markets are plunging as airlines cut service and public-facing companies shut their doors.

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FOX Business' Kristina Partsinevelos and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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