DENVER (CBS4) – Most city and county offices in Denver will be closed on Friday for a previously announced furlough day. Denver Health and Denver International Airport will remain open.

The furlough days were announced in May to help a financial deficit caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor Michael Hancock said city employees must take furlough days, but that did not include the mayor, himself, city council or the judges.

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However, Denver County Courty judges said, in June, they are voluntarily taking eight furlough days.

The mayor, a majority of city council and the judges plan to work through the days, but not be paid.

Denver faces $226 million budget shortfall according to the memo. The furlough days will reportedly save the city $16 million.

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