The stock market's trading floor went dark at the close of business on March 20 - a time when stock prices were plummeting, casualties of the economic fallout from widespread COVID-19 shutdowns and other disruptions.
Traders on the flooring have to additionally stay clear of taking public transport, a restriction that has actually shown debatable.
A few members of the state Senate and Assembly were expected to travel to Albany to debate and vote on bills from their offices or the chambers while most lawmakers will participate from home through video and teleconference.
About 30 minutes into trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 2.4 per cent at 25,038.94.
"As trading on this iconic floor recommences, NY is showing the nation that we will lead the lead way", said Cuomo, who has turned his attention to re-opening NY.
"I look forward to the day when it is safe to welcome back the entire floor community", Cunningham said.
The NYSE operated nearly seamlessly during its electronic-only trading period, even with record volumes, volatility, and a 37% rally on the benchmark S&P 500 index, which broke back through the 3,000 level on Tuesday, before dipping back below ahead of the market close.
NYSE chief Stacey Cunningham was on CNBC, a cable news channel, and said traders had to sign an indemnification waiver and also vowed to follow the health and safety rules.
According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University, New York is the worst-hit U.S. state by far, with more than 362,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and around 23,500 deaths. They also must wear masks, so no "verbal interest" orders will be allowed.
"As trading on this iconic floor recommences, NY is showing the nation that we will lead the lead way", said Cuomo.
President Donald Trump touted the latest surge as a sign the "Transition to Greatness has started", he said on Twitter. But in the years since, the rise of electronic trading from computer terminals grew to dominate the action on Wall Street.
As of midday Tuesday, more than 1.66 million confirmed COVID-19 cases have been reported in the United States, with over 98,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Europe has recorded about 170,000 deaths, while the US was approaching 100,000 in a span of less than four months, more than the number of Americans killed in the Vietnam and Korean wars combined.
There was some optimism about the race for a vaccine.