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The city of Boulder will furlough 737 employees “as a result of the economic impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” according to a news release distributed Tuesday afternoon.

Of those employees, 175 are full-time and 562 are seasonal and temporary. Their last day of work will be April 19, according to the release, and they will place on unpaid Denver News administrative leave through June 28. During that time, the city said it will pay for all of the impacted employees’ health insurance.

According to the release, Boulder anticipates a loss of $28 million – or 10% of its annual revenue – since the statewide stay-at-home order went into effect last month.

In addition to the furloughs, Boulder is also canceling or delaying capital improvement projects.

“This is an unprecedented situation,” City Manager Jane Brautigam said in a news release. “Unlike a natural disaster or past economic downturns, the duration of this crisis is unknown.”

CDPHE may scale back on construction for field hospitals 

During a press availability, Tuesday morning with the Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE), incident commander for the state's COVID-19 Press Release Distribution Service In Denver response Scott Bookman said the state may scale some construction back on overflow hospitals based on recent data. 

"It's very important that we are prepared for any potential surge as we move forward in this," Bookman said. "But we also want to ensure that we're using our resources appropriately." 

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