Cambridge announced today it's temporarily banning construction due to Covid-19 concerns.
In a statement, City Manager Louis DePasquale said
The decision to pause construction in the city is being made out of an abundance of caution. Our first priority is protecting the hard-working men and women who work in the construction industry in Cambridge. In the coming week, I will be convening an advisory group comprised of business and developer leaders, contractors, public health officials, city staff, and trade union officials to advise me on factors to consider in determining when the moratorium will be lifted.
The city says contractors can petition for emergency construction permits "if they are essential for the support of public safety."