Coronavirus closure forces SeaWorld to furlough 90 percent of workers

SeaWorld Entertainment will temporarily stand down most of its workforce due to the global outbreak of covid-19.

In a SEC filing it said about 90% of workers will be furloughed from April 1.

“The furloughed employees will not receive compensation from the company during the furlough period after March 31, 2020; however, subject to local regulations, these employees will be eligible for unemployment benefits,” it said.

“The furlough period is uncertain at this time due to the temporary park closures and will be reassessed as business conditions dictate.”

SeaWorld closed all theme parks in mid-March, including SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Sesame Place.