City of Cambridge to Deploy Sound Trucks to Expand COVID-19 Prevention Outreach

The City of Cambridge today announced that it will deploy Department of Public Works sound trucks to broadcast important COVID-19 prevention messages in Cambridge parks and neighborhoods. The messages will begin tomorrow (Wednesday, April 22) and will remind residents that the state’s stay-at-home advisory remains in effect, to wear face coverings whenever outside and to continue to practice social distancing.

“We are in a critical moment in our fight against this pandemic. In order to continue flattening the curve, we strongly urge residents to continue staying home,” said Mayor Siddiqui and City Manager DePasquale in a joint statement. “We understand how difficult it is to be distant from loved ones, the need for social activities and the desire to return to normal life, but we are asking Cambridge residents to remain patient and continue to follow public health guidance.”

The sound trucks will be deployed first to parks and neighborhoods in Cambridge where there have been reported social distancing concerns and larger volumes of pedestrian traffic. Messages will be broadcast in multiple languages.

The trucks will be deployed during the afternoon hours and are expected to conclude no later than 6 p.m.

The announcement being broadcast is, “A COVID-19 Public Health stay at home advisory remains in effect. We strongly urge you to wear face coverings when getting groceries, and when outside walking, biking, or jogging. Please continue to practice social distancing.”

The City is committed to identifying new resources to help residents and businesses navigate this difficult time. For more information and to sign up to receive updates on COVID-19, please visit the City’s dedicated information page: https://www.cambridgema.gov/covid19

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