“Late this afternoon, the SEC was informed that a Washington, DC Headquarters employee was treated for respiratory symptoms today (Monday),” the spokesperson said in a statement. “The employee was informed by a physician that the employee may have the coronavirus and was referred for testing.”
The spokesperson added, “Amongst other precautions, the SEC is encouraging Headquarters employees to telework until further guidance.”
Starbucks told its shareholders last week not to come to its annual meeting planned for Seattle, opting for a virtual annual meeting instead. Several web conferencing companies have rolled out limited-time free access for many of their users.