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BlackRock Employee in New York Tests Positive for Coronavirus

  • Firm has done ‘deep cleaning’ of relevant area, it says
  • Office at 52nd street is safe to remain open: statement

BlackRock Inc., the world’s biggest asset manager, said that an employee in New York City tested positive for coronavirus.

The person worked at the firm’s 40 East 52nd Street office in Manhattan, near its headquarters, according to a statement. The individual had been in close contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 and has self-quarantined and worked from home since March 4, BlackRock said, and has no symptoms. Colleagues in close contact with the person were asked to work from home for two weeks and the firm conducted a deep cleaning of the area.