Portland Trail Blazers commit $1.4 million in coronavirus relief funding
In the wake of league-wide and global shutdowns, the coronavirus pandemic has affected workers of all kinds. The Portland Trail Blazers announced that they will be paying all team and arena staff with a $1.4 million relief fund.
A press release states that owner Jody Allen and the Trail Blazers aim to assist game-night employees, which will include part-time Moda Center staff.
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“This remains a complicated and rapidly evolving situation that reminds us that we are all part of a broader society with a responsibility to look out for one another. That is what the NBA will continue to do, and we are grateful for your understanding and for being the best fans in sports,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver shortly after postponing the rest of the ’19-’20 regular season.
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For now, the NBA season is still postponed, and as more confirmed infected are found throughout locker rooms around the world, it will most likely be a while before we see any live basketball.
With coronavirus on the rise, the Center for Disease Control is reminding individuals who attend events and gatherings to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. And if you’re not feeling well, they recommend staying home at this time. Also, due to unexpected cancellations, please check the event you plan to attend is still taking place. Keep up with COVID-19 news here.