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Barclays Center/Brooklyn Nets promise hourly employee paychecks the would've earned, through May

Well, the management of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center, both owned by Joe Tsai, seem to be planning for a potential ten-week hiatus related to the coronavirus. An announcement yesterday (in full below) states:
With the aim of helping Barclays Center staff get through this difficult time, we commit to provide relief to hourly employees for the paychecks they would have earned if Brooklyn Nets regular season games and non-Nets events were to continue as originally scheduled. The plan will cover the period from now until the end of May unless the events are rescheduled before that. We will work closely and expeditiously with our partners, including service contractors, event promoters and unions to implement this plan.
That will be a hit to the bottom line for both, but Tsai is a multi-billionaire. Several other team/arena owners/operators are making similar pledges, according to CBS, though this is one of the more comprehensive. (Workers, according to the Daily News, learned about it first through social media.)

What's unclear is what happens if the hiatus continues past May, as seems likely. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has banned, indefinitely, gatherings of more than 500 people, and Mayor Bill de Blasio has suggested it could last six months.

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