For Your Information: Latest Executive Order in New York State on COVID-19

The following email was sent today to all employees of Goldman Sachs in our New York and New Jersey offices by Laurence Stein, Chief Administrative Officer.

Yesterday, New York issued an executive order for all residents.  The order takes effect Sunday, March 22 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

As part of the order, financial institutions are considered to provide essential services, and can therefore keep their offices open for teams supporting business essential functions.  As you think about your working arrangements, please consider the following:  

  • If you need to come in to the office due to the nature of your role, you will still be able to do so according to your team’s BCP strategy.  As usual, please have your Goldman Sachs ID with you as you enter the office.  As a reminder, if your role is one that is assigned to work in the office or from a BCP site, and you are not comfortable doing so for personal reasons, please discuss alternative arrangements with your manager.    
  • For those who do not need to come in according to your team’s BCP strategy, we strongly encourage you to stay home.
  • The order does not currently involve travel bans in New York.

We appreciate this is a difficult time for you and your families, and want to remind you that the firm provides resilience support and counselling services globally, including options that are accessible 24 hours a day for our people and their dependents.  In addition, please continue to visit the COVID-19 site on GSWeb for up-to-date guidance, answers to frequently asked questions and resilience resources.

I hope you are taking care of yourselves and your families.

Laurence Stein