Mayor Walsh: Boston Marathon Is Still On, For Now

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said Tuesday that the Boston Marathon, scheduled to be run April 20, is still on, for now.

"I think this is a very fluid situation," Walsh said.

The marathon is in 41 days — and brings in about $211 million per year, Walsh said during a press availability outside city hall. Boston officials would have to talk with officials from the other towns along the marathon route before any kind of decision could be made, he said.

The Boston Marathon, in its entire history, has never been canceled.

In addition, Walsh said his office is working on plans for non-essential and essential city employees. Boston schools are being cleaned frequently, he said, and as of yet, there are no school closures.

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