- Business Insider obtained a memo that Goldman Sachs sent to employees on Thursday.
- It details the bank’s reopening and testing strategy as it brings workers back to offices.
- Between 15 and 20% of Goldman Sachs employees have already returned to the office, Business Insider has learned.
- Goldman’s plan — our best look yet at a big bank’s strategy — involves using three kinds of coronavirus testing: antigen, PCR, and antibody.
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Business Insider has obtained a Goldman Sachs memo that sheds new light on how the marquee Wall Street firm is bringing employees back to the office.
The memo is dated October 8 and lays out the testing strategy that Goldman is using as one of the first major companies to bring white-collar employees back to physical offices. Between 15 and 20% of Goldman Sachs employees have returned to the New York office, according to a person familiar with the matter.
In it, the company details three kinds of tests it’ll use, plus its rules on social distancing, mask-wearing, and contact tracing. For New Yorkers in particular, Goldman is standing up an in-person screening service too.
Wall Street wants to get back to the office
Large banks have put stakes in the ground over this issue of working from home versus returning to the office. Executives are asking workers to come back to the office, The New York Times reported last month, if only for some days of the week or month. Some of them seem worried about degraded office culture, which in finance typically includes long hours and time spent face-to-face, and dwindling productivity during these