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Rawlings-Blake urges Baltimore businesses to think of employee safety

Rawlings-Blake urges Baltimore businesses to think of employee safety

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called on businesses in Baltimore Monday to "think about safety first," saying some employees might have trouble getting to work.

Even as officials continue efforts to dig out the city, businesses — especially restaurants, convenience stores and supermarkets — remained open throughout the storm, relying in part on staff who could walk to work. Rawlings-Blake said some used taxis and driving services to shuttle employees.

"We're not everywhere yet," the mayor said. "If you have an employee that can't get in because they can't navigate the streets, I am asking people to be understanding or work with employees to...

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