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More layoffs at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk announced

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk reopens this weekend for shopping, dining

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KION and KPIX) The Santa Cruz Seaside Company announced that it is laying off about a third of its full-time workers at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk due to financial issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many of the boardwalk's retailers and restaurants are still open, but rides and other attractions have closed. Some attractions reopened in June, but as the number of COVID-19 cases rode statewide, more closures were ordered.

The Santa Cruz Seaside Company told the CBS affiliate in the Bay Area that it has laid off 106 full-time employees.

"As time progressed and the severity of this pandemic has come into sharper focus, so too have the impacts to our business," the company said in a statement.

Santa Cruz County was added to the state's monitoring list last weekend, and as of Tuesday, indoor operations in several business sectors were ordered to close.

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Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson is the Digital Content Director at KION News Channel 5/46.


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