In late March, reports began surfacing that the Real Salt Lake organization would be reducing its workforce amid coronavirus pandemic.

On Tuesday, that was made official, as announced by the organization. A statement said staffing will be decreased, other staff will be furloughed and the salaries of all executives will be reduced.

The statement said the moves come after learning the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or CARES Act, which was designed to serve as a stimulus to the economy, will not be available to the organization.

“This is obviously a distressing outcome as we deeply value and appreciate each of our employees,” the statement read.

The statement said the organization will re-staff when league play begins again.

“We look very forward to all our teams returning to action and to our amazing community once again filling our stadiums with the energy, passion and excitement that only Real Salt Lake, Utah Royals FC and Real Monarchs fans can generate. Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in our community and throughout the world,” the statement concluded.

RSL and URFC play at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, while the Monarchs play at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman.

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