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Cuyahoga County employees required to take two-week furlough

The furlough applies all Non-Bargaining, full-time employees.

CLEVELAND — The coronavirus pandemic is impacting economies across the country as businesses are seeing a drop in revenue, including right here in Northeast Ohio.

On Wednesday, 3News learned that a letter was sent to Cuyahoga County employees under the executive branch that stated they would be required to take a two-week un-paid furlough, totaling 80 hours. 

"My goal is to make sure that we remain fiscally responsible while maintaining critical and mandated services. In order to do that, we are going to have to make some hard choices," the letter read. 

The furlough applies all Non-Bargaining, full-time employees.

The letter went on to indicate that further clarification would be issued in the coming days as the organization efforts to save money during the pandemic while maintaining transparent communication with its staff.  

"The decisions we make now will, I hope, make it so that we don’t have to consider even more difficult employment and service decisions down the road," the letter continued. 

The letter also indicated that a previously implemented paid closure leave would cease as of April 15. 

This is a developing story. Stay with 3News for updates as they become available. 

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