Bell rings again at New York Stock Exchange as floor reopens

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People wearing protective face masks pass the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, as employees arrive for the partial reopening of the trading floor. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

NEW YORK (AP) — The trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange is reopening for the first time in two months, but it doesn’t look — or sound — the same.

The floor, known for the chaotic proximity of traders shouting orders over one another, has been closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Fewer traders will be on the floor Tuesday in order to support six-feet social distancing requirements. They also must wear masks, so no “verbal interest” orders will be allowed.

Anyone entering the Exchange is also being asked to avoid public transportation and will have their temperature taken before entry.

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