According to a spokesperson, Anaheim Ducks owners Henry and Susan Samueli will continue to pay both full and part-time workers their regular wages for the duration of the event postponements created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Henry and Susan Samueli, owners of the #NHLDucks/Honda Center, will continue to pay full and part-time staff members who were scheduled to work during the arena's shutdown through March 31, per spokesperson.— Elliott Teaford (@ElliottTeaford) March 13, 2020
Officially, the shutdown of Honda Center is scheduled to last through the end of March, however it could be extended based on this very fluid situation as well as further information provided from government and health officials.
The fact that every Honda Center employee will be paid during this time is extremely good news for workers who undoubtedly were at risk of struggling to make ends meet as their jobs were put temporarily on hold with the NHL temporarily suspending the season and Honda Center’s announcement of postponing all scheduled events for the month of March.
Many other owners of professional sports franchises have been setting up programs to pay their staff during this shutdown, while others, like True North Sports and Entertainment (owners of the Winnipeg Jets) have come under fire for not committing to paying part-time workers at the moment.
We want to commend Henry and Susan Samueli for doing the right thing and taking care of Honda Center and Ducks employees during this unprecedented situation.