The spread of the coronavirus has hit many businesses hard, with some shutting down due to the pandemic. Disney World recently revealed they are planning to furlough 43,000 of their workers due to the park staying closed.
Reports noted Disney World in Orlando had been closed since March 16, and that agreements were reached with unions for the workers. As a result, the planned layoffs will take place on April 19, 2020. A majority of the employees being laid off are facilities workers and security guards, according to Forbes. Disney noted the employees who are being laid off would be allowed to keep their health benefits for up to a year, and the company is also offering to pay for coronavirus testing for employees in need.