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Downtown Dilemma: Covid-19’s Implications for Sacramento’s Urban Core

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Downtown Sacramento is far from the bustling hub it was in February, and it's unknown how long the pandemic-induced doldrums may linger. But even once Covid-19 cases start to diminish and the city once again reopens, some companies and state agencies with Downtown offices are saying they may continue having employees work remotely, both as a safety precaution and as a way to save money.

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