COVID-19: Coronavirus Concerns Prompt Two-Week Halt to All Construction in Boston

 Authors: Steven P. WrightJohn L. Gavin

Another industry felt the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on Monday, 16 March, when, amid growing concerns over the spread of COVID-19, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced a two-week halt to all construction projects in the City of Boston. Boston’s construction ban went into effect on Tuesday, 17 March, and will last at least two weeks. Although the implementation of COVID-19 prevention measures has increased across the nation in recent days, Boston’s construction ban is the first of its kind in the United States. This alert discusses the impacts of the construction ban, as well as the broader implications of the ban in Boston and for the rest of the nation.

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