Avera furloughs 650 employees, 1,500 workers having reduced hours

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — With fewer clinic visits and out-patient surgeries due to COVID-19, Avera is facing some financial challenges.

On Friday, the health system confirmed that 650 employees will be furloughed, 1,500 are having their hours reduced and some top officials are taking pay reductions. Avera says physicians are also participating.

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