BOSTON (CBS) – Sound trucks made their way through Boston neighborhoods broadcasting a message about the coronavirus Sunday.
“Mayor Walsh has declared a public health emergency in the city of Boston. Stay home as much as you can. Wash your hands often. Cover your face when out, and keep your distance from others,” the message says. It urges people to visit the city’s coronavirus website or call 311 for more information.READ MORE: Brookline teachers' strike ends, schools to be open Tuesday
John Anderson noticed one of the trucks in Mattapan and said, “I think it’s a good thing.” He told WBZ-TV, when he isn’t shopping for his family or volunteering, he is home.
“I see a lot of people they’re still not doing the distancing, the six feet away. And it seems like they’re not understanding how serious this disease is,” Anderson said. “They’re taking their hands with the gloves on, putting their mask on their face with the same gloves they’ve been using.”READ MORE: Massachusetts gas prices rise to new record high of $4.65 a gallon
The message will be broadcast in seven languages.MORE NEWS: Coronavirus in Massachusetts: Today's developments
The trucks will focus on neighborhoods with higher infection rates than other parts of the city.