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Boston Under Curfew Advisory as Peak Hospital Demand Approaches

The Boston Public Health Commission has issued an advisory urging residents to stay indoors between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. The voluntary curfew is among the new COVID-19 measures announced by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, as the city faces peak demand for hospital facilities, now projected to occur on or around April 16.

Walsh also announced that city parks with recreational sports areas will be closed, and that police are empowered to disperse gatherings and order people to vacate closed sections of parks. Boston’s playgrounds have been closed since March 20.

“I cannot stress enough that the actions we take now through the next several weeks will help curb the spread of this virus, and save lives,” said Walsh.

Assuming that social distancing protocols are maintained through May, current projections show COVID-19-related hospital demand in Boston beginning to taper off after the mid-April peak, reaching near zero by Memorial Day.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).