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Legoland lays off workers amid pandemic

Posted at 5:56 PM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 17:57:13-04

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -- Legoland announced it has laid off its workers amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Legoland released a statement on Wednesday saying it had to reduce its workforce across the resort. Legoland did not specify how many people it had let go.

The theme park said in its statement that it will extend health coverage through July 31 and additional benefits will be based on a worker's tenure and position.

Legoland reopened its doors to the public in June after shutting down in mid-March due to coronavirus concerns.

Below is a statement released by Legoland:

"As we continue to navigate through these unpredictable times, we have made the difficult decision to restructure our business operations, resulting in the reduction of workforce across the Resort. This decision was not made lightly and was decided on only after several other measures were taken, including operational adjustments, salary reductions, and temporary furloughs. This is a necessary step that will allow our Resort to be more reflective of the uncertain environment we are currently operating within. We are saddened to say goodbye to each of these employees and appreciate the impact this has on them and their families. We will extend health coverage through July 31, 2020. Additional benefits are based on an individual’s position and tenure."