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Celtics to help compensate its part-time staff

Team will pay part-time, game-night employees through end of regular season.

Jose Lanber cleans trash cans in North Station near an entrance to the TD Garden, where a photo of Celtics star Gordon Hayward was posted on a column. The NBA has suspended the season in the wake of the coronavirus.Stan Grossfeld/ Globe Staff

The Celtics will be paying their parttime, game-night employees through the end of the regular season, despite the recent work stoppage due to coronavirus, a team source said Monday night. The employees under this umbrella include locker room attendants, the official scoring and stat staffs, media room attendants, game-night performers, and ball boys.

TD Garden is owned by Delaware North and the Boston Bruins, so the Celtics do not employ arena workers who handle concessions sales, maintenance, and security. As of Monday, the team was not involved in any larger Garden plan to offer those employees compensation. The Celtics have nine remaining regular-season games.


As of Monday night, the Celtics were still awaiting the results of their coronavirus testing that was done over the weekend. The team organized the tests after it was revealed last Wednesday that Jazz center Rudy Gobert had tested positive for coronavirus. On Thursday, Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell tested positive, too. The Jazz faced the Celtics in Boston on March 6.

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