TD Garden ushers laid off amid NBA, NHL suspension
The NBA suspended the season two weeks ago after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus. Celtics shooting guard Marcus Smart is the only player on Boston who contracted the virus:
A spokesperson from TD Garden and the Bruins gave the below statement to the Globe:
“The unprecedented reality of the COVID-19 crisis and its impact to our business unfortunately resulted in us placing some of our Bruins and TD Garden full-time hourly associates on temporary leave today. This decision was difficult, and we hope this situation is temporary.”
NBA owners are hoping to resume the season in the summer.
The owners of the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils have canceled plans to impose temporary salary reductions of up to 20 percent upon employees who earn at least $50,000 due to COVID-19.
Before the Sixers’ reversal, All-Star big man Joel Embiid had announced that he would donate $500,000 to COVID-19 medical relief efforts. He also planned to provide financial assistance to Sixers employees affected by salary reductions.
The Celtics were one of the teams which agreed to pay for arena workers during the suspension. This news about ushers getting laid off is very unfortunate.