Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY Published 8:56 a.m. ET March 25, 2020 | Updated 8:59 a.m. ET March 25, 2020CLOSE SportsPulse: Sports plays a vital role in our day-to-day lives as a means to escape. Mental health expert Eric Kussin says it’s OK to feel depressed over the loss of sports in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak and provides steps you can take to address these emotions. USA TODAYUshers at TD Garden, home of the Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins, have been laid off, according to a letter obtained by the Boston Globe. Employees received a letter Tuesday from Delaware North, owner of TD Garden, stating that the workers, who are employed part-time, “will not be scheduled until the conditions at our unit allows us to resume normal operations.” The letter said workers “may be eligible” for unemployment benefits, per the Globe. No timetable has been set for the return of the NBA or NHL season. One affected employee, who spoke to the Globe on the condition of anonymity, said the letter was the first form of communication he had with the company in the last two weeks despite the mounting uncertainty of the situation. CORONAVIRUS & SPORTS: Get the latest news and information right

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