As coronavirus fears devastate the markets, the virus has additionally hit famed Wall Street billionaire investor Steven A. Cohen’s Level72 Asset Administration’s Manhattan headquarters.
A spokesperson for Level72 confirmed that an worker at its gleaming new workplaces at Hudson Yards grew to become a confirmed case of Covid-19 on Monday.
Sources inform Web page Six that each one workers who labored on the 14th flooring with the worker affected by coronavirus have been despatched dwelling for a compulsory 14-day quarantine, and the Hudson Yards workplace is present process a right away deep clear.
The workplace at 55 Hudson Yards sits on the intersection of Hudson Yards, The Excessive Line and Hudson Park & Boulevard. When accomplished, it was mentioned it’s one of the few workplaces within the metropolis that opens immediately onto a park and sits adjoining to the No. 7 subway station, which connects to each different main subway line in addition to Grand Central Station.
The Level72 spokesperson mentioned in a press release, “The well being and security of our workers is a high precedence, and we’re taking the COVID-19 scenario severely.
“Along with working carefully with state and native well being departments, we’re taking precautions and preventive measures to guard our workers and keep a wholesome work surroundings.”
“We now have in depth enterprise continuity plans in place to make sure the Agency can proceed to function.”
Firm insiders say the worker in query is employed within the agency’s again workplace, is quarantined at dwelling “in good situation” and has been working from dwelling in self-quarantine since early final week.
As a precaution, all the workers on the 14th flooring had been despatched dwelling as deep cleansing of the workplace started at the moment. The supply added that the corporate supposed to stay absolutely useful as most workers can make money working from home.
Cohen, the CEO of Level72 Asset Administration, is the inspiration for Damian Lewis’ hard-driving financier character Bobby Axelrod within the Showtime hit “Billions.”
The drama sequence, now coming into its fifth season, focuses on the unstable relationship between Axelrod and righteous lawman Chuck Rhoades, performed by Paul Giamatti.
Within the present’s first season, Rhoades was hell-bent on taking down Axelrod — an obvious real-life parallel to former US Lawyer Preet Bharara’s pursuit of Cohen.