…as WBUR reports, the institution is hoping to bring back some of those workers later this year.

The staff members laid off Friday come from most parts of the university: finance, athletics, special events, and fundraising. The university said it will review their status in the fall, and they will their retain health insurance and other benefits between now and then.

Massachusetts’ public universities have suffered because of the economic fallout from coronavirus. Adjunct faculty at UMass-Boston were informed of likely widespread layoffs last month. The school also has cancelled all fall sports.

The UMass President has said his institution is in “survival mode.”

School districts throughout the state also are laying off teachers and staff.

Massachusetts remains high on the list of positive coronavirus cases and deaths from the virus.