Wells Fargo worker in California tests positive for coronavirus

Register now

A Wells Fargo employee in San Francisco has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The employee, who works on the 23rd floor of the bank's 555 California St. offices, "is at home while their health is being closely monitored by their doctor and public health authorities," Beth Richek, a spokeswoman for the bank, said in an emailed statement Monday.

Wells Fargo was informed of the diagnosis on Saturday after previously learning the person had contact with an infected individual.

"We performed enhanced cleaning at the location and asked employees who work on the floor to work from home on Friday, March 6," Richek said. "We have asked all employees who were in prolonged, close contact with the individual to not come into the office for the next 14 days."

The location will resume normal operations Monday, and the situation doesn't affect any other Wells Fargo locations in San Francisco.

"We continue to follow all public health guidance, and we remain focused on meeting the needs of our customers while reducing the risk to our employees and customers," Richek said.

Bloomberg News