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Thousands of federal employees breathed a sigh of relief on Monday after U.S. senators reached a deal to end a three-day government shutdown Goncalo Guedes Portugal Jersey , turning their brief time away from work into what one scientist described as a ""lunch break.""


During shutdowns, nonessential government employees are furloughed, or placed on temporary unpaid leave. Those deemed essential, including those in public safety and national security, keep working.


Health scientist Tom Chapel was among the many who spent the day at home after being furloughed from his job at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.


""It was essentially a lunch break Gelson Martins Portugal Jersey ,"" Chapel joked of the time he missed from work. ""I'm a much more relaxed federal employee now that I have had a nice lunch break.""


The federal government shut down at midnight on Friday amid a fight over immigration and border security between Democrats and President Donald Trump's Republican Party, the first time it has done so since closing for 16 days in October 2013, throwing 800,000 government workers temporarily out of work.


There was no official tally of how many were furloughed on Monday, the first workday during the closure.


Senators on Monday reached a deal to keep the government funded through Feb. 8 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Jersey , lifting worries of lost business in cities from Atlanta to Kittery, Maine, home to a large U.S. Navy facility that maintains warships.


""We're definitely having a slow day today,"" said Jay Patel, owner of the Fresh to Order restaurant across the street from the CDC's Atlanta headquarters.


'JUST CONFUSING FOR PEOPLE'


Workers who had been furloughed expressed hope that they would not face a replay when Congress reaches its next self-imposed deadline in less than three weeks.


""I'm very happy that they have agreed to push that back to Feb. 8 so they can resolve

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