Amid ongoing efforts to curb civil unrest, Chicago-based Cboe Global Markets, Inc. is delaying the planned reopening of its trading floor.
The Cboe, which had previously planned to reopen its trading floor on June 8, has now pushed back the opening by a week, to June 15.
“The decision to postpone the reopening is in light of closures across the city of Chicago and limited access to the area surrounding the Cboe building,” it said in a statement.
The derivatives exchange’s trading floor was shut in March in response to the Covid-19 outbreak.
It planned to resume open outcry trading with a number of precautions to prevent possible spreading of the virus, including capacity limits, medical screenings, the use of facemasks and additional sanitizing procedures.
The exchange expected about half the usual trading population to return to the floor.
For now, however, trading will remain in electronic-only mode.
“Cboe is continuing to monitor the situation closely,” it said.