Boston Mayor Martin Walsh reiterated Friday that officials are not planning a mandatory shelter-in-place order, even as he said changing circumstances could prompt a mandatory lockdown in the future.
Walsh opened his regular segment on WGBH by stressing there are "no plans for a lockdown or shelter-in-place," a frequent refrain both he and Gov. Charlie Baker have made in recent days amid persistent rumors.
"We are heading potentially to that," Walsh said about a forced shutdown, but not yet at that point. The mayor said it is crucial for residents to practice voluntary social distancing as much as possible, though, and said officials are in constant contact about how the state is faring.