In a statement released Wednesday, Delaware North, the company that owns and operates TD Garden, announced that 150 Garden and Boston Bruins employees are either being put on temporary leave or receiving a reduced salary due to the coronavirus causing the NHL to suspend play.
Starting April 1, 68 full-time employees will be placed on temporary leave and will receive one week of paid leave plus eight weeks of full benefits. Another 82 full-time workers will receive indefinite salary reductions.
"As relayed to our associates today, none of these decisions were reached without difficult and painful deliberations," the statement read. "These measures are intended to be temporary with associate employment and compensation returning once our business resumes to its normal state from this unprecedented stoppage."
The news followed reports that ushers at TD Garden were laid off.
Over the weekend, Bruins owner and Delaware North chairman and CEO Jeremy Jacobs announced the Jacobs family established a $1.5 million fund for part-time gameday associates if the rest of the Bruins home games aren't eventually played.
The Bruins were the last team in the NHL to create some type of fund for arena workers. According to Forbes, the team is valued at $1 billion and are the fifth most valuable team in the league.