James Corden and Trevor Noah to Pay Furloughed Employees' Salaries Out of Their Own Pockets

Non-essential services such as movie theaters, gyms and restaurants have seen their businesses come to a standstill once stay-at-home orders were issued in most states across the country in mid-March in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. Meanwhile, film and television productions have been halted due to social distancing mandates with many industry workers put on furlough.

A furlough is considered a temporary — but unpaid — leave of absence from work. It is different from a lay-off as it works under the assumption that the employee will be brought back to work at some point.

As of May 1, there have been at least 1,094,883 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States and 64,184 deaths from coronavirus-related illness.

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