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'Underdogs of the Thunder': Coronavirus shutdowns impact hourly workers despite aid

Five days had passed since Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested preliminary positive for COVID-19, and Brandon Hollins still had no answers.

Hollins, who works on Jani-King’s janitorial staff, had worked at Chesapeake Energy Arena the night that the NBA suspended play in response to the coronavirus pandemic. As he’d pushed a large trash bin down a back hallway, the worries started creeping in.

His health came to mind first -- Hollins, 38, doesn’t have health insurance, adding another layer of anxiety to the prospect of catching the coronavirus. But by Monday, financial frustrations had taken over.

It would be months before the ‘Peake or Cox Convention Center held another event, and therefore months before those venues called on Jani-King’s cleaning services.