Masks Obligatory during COVID-19 Crisis

Free distribution of nearly 10,000,000 face masks to a population of 3,700,000 began on April 6 in view of when wearing them will become mandatory in the near future both in Florence and throughout Tuscany. Each resident will receive one mask, which are being personally delivered by Misericordia volunteers and members of the Public Safety Agency (Protezione Civile) door to door — with lists of recipients provided by the Office of Vital Statistics (anagrafe) and the Electoral Office where voting cards can be obtained — in hand.  If no one is found at home, the masks will be left in the mail box.

When the mayor of each one of the 273 cities, towns and villages throughout the region have notified Governor Rossi that the deliveries have been completed, it will then become obligatory by law for a person to place one over his or her nose and mouth when going out in public after leaving home.  (rosanna cirigliano)

To read more in Italian, visit Florence’s La Repubblica news site.