JPMorgan Chase sent some employees home this week after a worker tested Covid-19, just days after the bank ordered some of its employees to return to the office.
The bank warned employees on Sunday that a worker on the fifth floor of the 383 Madison Avenue building had been infected, Bloomberg News reported. The communication came less than a week after JPMorgan told some sales and sales staff to prepare to return to Madison Avenue by September 21st.
A JPMorgan spokeswoman told Bloomberg that the bank could not comment on the case, but said the company “has been managing individual cases across the company over the past few months and adhering to relevant protocols if they occur.”
Jamie Dimon, the company’s CEO, has been in the office since June, and other JPMorgan employees have been slowly returning to work since Labor Day. However, this recent interruption highlights the challenges that banks and other companies face as they try to return to the office after months of working from home.
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