SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Spurs Sports & Entertainment has announced the formation of a fund that will ensure that the organization’s part-time employees will be paid through the end of the San Antonio Spurs and San Antonio Rampage seasons.
The fund totals over $500,000, according to Spurs Sports & Entertainment.
“As San Antonio feels the ripple effects of the difficult decisions we have all had to make because of this global pandemic, we know that few will feel this more than the members of our community who rely on hourly and part-time employment to take care of their families,” said SS&E Chairman Peter J. Holt.
“Spurs Sports & Entertainment is a values-based organization, and taking care of our entire staff – both full time and part-time – was never a question of ‘if’, but of ‘how,'" SS&E Chairman Peter J. Holt explains in a statement on the Spurs Sports & Entertainment website. "I’m pleased to say that after spending the last few days examining every option together, our leadership team has found a way to ensure that these invaluable members of the SS&E Family will be provided for.”
For most people, the virus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.
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The vast majority of people recover. According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks, while those with more severe illness may take three to six weeks to recover.