Fidelity Tells New England Workers To Go Home As COVID Spikes

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) —Fidelity Investments is telling non-essential employees across New England to stay home, citing concerns around the recent spike in COVID cases.

Offices in Boston, Smithfield, R.I., and Merrimack, N.H will shutter, according to the Boston Globe. Everyone except essential personnel like management and security will need to remain at home. A spokesman told the Globe that offices in other parts of the country will still continue their return to in-office work.

The financial giant employs 5,400 people in Massachusetts alone, and was in the process of allowing employees to voluntarily reenter its offices, including the corporate office in Boston's Seaport neighborhood.

Fidelity said it will contact employees when they can restart the re-entry program.

WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) reports:

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