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Boston Becomes First City to Shutter Construction Sites Because of Coronavirus

March 16, 2020

Via: ENR

In the middle of a building boom, Boston officials are shutting down all construction in the city over mounting concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.

Starting March 17, contractors and builders across the city will be required to shut down all work on construction sites, in some cases leaving skeleton crews to secure materials and monitor the sites, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced in an afternoon press conference. At press time, it was the first such shutdown in the nation.

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