WeWork offices in NYC hit with seven coronavirus cases

WeWork offices in NYC hit with seven coronavirus cases
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As if beleagured office leasing company WeWork didn’t have enough problems, workers at least seven of its Manhattan locations have been tested positive for the coronavirus, The Post has learned.

In the last week, WeWork has scrambled to put out fires in six offices spaces it rents, some of which have closed for cleaning only for a new case to pop up the very next day, The Post has learned. The latest cases add to the first apparent case, which cropped up earlier this month.

On Wednesday evening, employees at three offices — located at 575 Fifth Ave. in Midtown, 524 Broadway in Soho and 85 Broad Street in the Financial District — were warned that individuals at their locations were infected, according to internal memos viewed by The Post.

The 22nd floor of the Fifth Avenue location was closed overnight on Wednesday for a “deep cleaning … in line with CDC and other relevant guidelines,” but reopened Thursday morning, according to WeWork’s email.

Hours after reopening, however, it informed workers that an “unrelated” case had been discovered on the 14th floor, which has since been shuttered.

On Thursday, March 12, WeWork contacted employees at two of its locations — 205 East 42nd St. and 500 7th Ave. — to inform them that individuals who had visited the offices had tested positive.

The 500 7th Ave. location received a deep clean overnight and opened the following Friday, while the 42nd St. WeWork was cleaned over the weekend and reopened on Monday.

According to the WeWork coronavirus website, the office at 214 W. 29th St. was also shuttered Thursday “until further notice.”

Source: New York Post

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