Arthur Blank is the latest professional sports owner to step up in a time of crisis.
"We've tried to over-communicate at a time where there's no question people have personal angst and anxiety," Falcons president Rich McKay told The Athletic. "You've got to be empathetic towards it because it's real."
Blank's decision helps address major concerns harbored by those who work for an hourly wage. Owners of teams in other leagues -- Mark Cuban, for example -- have put together plans for pay during the hiatuses caused by concerns surrounding COVID-19. Blank's group encompasses multiple leagues and businesses outside of sports.
"Some work one event, some work two events, some work all events," McKay said. "We're working through all those details as we speak. We'll give it to you when we finish it and hopefully we will finish it within the next day."