220 Red Shores employees temporarily laid off because of COVID-19

Red Shores has temporarily laid off 220 casual, part-time and full-time employees after COVID-19 brought about the closure of the Charlottetown and Summerside locations.

Officials said they were forced to make the "difficult decision" to temporarily lay off the employees, in a news release.

"Suspending our operations at Red Shores was a necessary decision in order to protect the health of our employees, players, and members of the community," the release said. 

"It is important we remain closed until [we are] informed by public health officials that it is safe to reopen." 

According to the release, all affected employees will be recalled once normal business operations resume. 

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