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Real Salt Lake employees furloughed, take pay cuts amid pandemic

Real Salt Lake forward Sam Johnson (50) celebrates his goal with fans during the first half of the team's MLS soccer match against the Seattle Sounders on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Sandy, Utah. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

Employees with Real Salt Lake are being impacted by coronavirus pandemic that continues to wreak havoc of the economy.

The organization announced Tuesday that executives and staff will receive a reduction in salary, and some employees will be furloughed.

Read Real Salt Lake's statement here:

Since Major League Soccer's postponement of all league matches until at least May 10, the club's executive team has been working diligently to develop a successful continuity plan to sustain operations during these extraordinarily difficult and unprecedented times caused by the severe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We have been informed that the Federal CARES program will not be available to the organization. As a result, we are forced to adapt and align our workforce appropriately to face these new challenges and difficult circumstances. This will require a reduction in salary for all executives and staff as well as a decrease in staffing levels across the organization, which includes a furlough of some of our staff members. This is obviously a distressing outcome as we deeply value and appreciate each of our employees.

Upon the recommencement of league play, we will re-staff accordingly.

We look very forward to all our teams returning to action and to our amazing community once again filling our stadiums with the energy, passion and excitement that only Real Salt Lake, Utah Royals FC and Real Monarchs fans can generate.

Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in our community and throughout the world.