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Catholic Health furloughs workers for 30 days

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Mount St. Mary's Hospital will resume elective surgeries.

Catholic Health has joined with some of its fellow healthcare providers in announcing job furloughs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Noting multimillion dollar losses each week due to the suspension of non-coronavirus services, such as elective surgeries, and the drop in volume at primary care centers and other specialty clinics, Catholic Health said up to 1,200 management and non-management personnel will be affected by a first phase of furloughs, set to take effect on Sunday.

They will re-evaluated in 30 days and job benefits will continue to be provided. The furloughs will not affect patient care or COVID-19-related services.

Catholic Health also said it will begin phasing in elective surgeries at Mt. Saint Mary's Hospital, which is in Niagara County where such restrictions have been lifted.

Mark Wozniak, WBFO's local All Things Considered host, has been at WBFO since mid-1978.
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