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Boston 1st major US city to order halt on all construction

The city will reassess the situation after the two-week span, Walsh said, adding that shutting down work sites was a difficult decision to make. “Construction is the core of our economy,” he said.

Walsh’s announcement calls into question whether other jurisdictions will follow suit and enact construction site shutdowns. Some city leaders seem to be considering it while others are not.

Yesterday, San Francisco imposed some of the strictest shutdown regulations in the country, ordering all residents of San Francisco city and county to shelter in place and shutting down all “nonessential” businesses and services until at least April 7.

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