The Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. (PSE) is closing its headquarters, including its trading floor, in Bonifacio Global City for 24 hours to make way for the decontamination of its premises after one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19.
“We are deeply concerned that one of our employees tested positive for COVID-19. Because of this, we need to take the appropriate steps to curb the spread of the virus. We are closing down our premises for decontamination and for any other necessary measures to ensure that the health of our employees will not be comprised,” PSE President and CEO Ramon S. Monzon said.
All employees and traders who reported for work early today have been asked to vacate the premises.
Aside from the decontamination, the PSE has asked employees who were in close contact with the staff who tested positive for coronavirus to self-quarantine. The Exchange will also assist them for COVID-19 testing.
The PSE will also initiate contact tracing to identify all other individuals who were in close contact with the staff while in the premises of the Exchange.
“We will abide by the protocols prescribed by the DTI-DOLE Interim Guidelines on Workplace Prevention and Control of COVID-19 in the event a worker is suspected or confirmed as having COVID-19,” Mr. Monzon explained.
Despite the office shut down, the shortened trading hours that is currently in place will still be observed. The company’s business functions will also continue as its employees have alternative work arrangements in place.
The PSE will make the necessary announcements once there are significant developments on the matter.
For inquiries, the public may contact PSE through e-mail at email@example.com.