Rome, June 27, 2022 – Il Covid does not let go, as evidenced by the rising trend of infections and hospitalizations. And this must take into account the technical meeting between the ministries of Labor and Health and Inail to evaluate the extension of the expiring safety protocol which provides, among other measures, the obligation to wear a mask in the workplace.
The experts recommend choices inspired by the utmost caution. And if the president of the ISS, Silvo Brusaferroremember that we are still in a pandemic phase and the curve is uphill, the Director General of Prevention of the ministry, Gianni Rezza, highlights that there is “an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in our country with the incidence rising to 504 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants”. “The RT is also definitely up, at 1.07, thus again above the Unity. The occupancy rate of the posts in the medical and intensive care areas is respectively 7.9 and 2.2% , therefore also here we notice the tendency to a slight rise even if we are well below the critical threshold “, continues Rezza.
So if a decision hasn’t been made yet, the orientation is to go towards an extension of the obligation to use masks, with the use of Ffp2 in spaces where distance cannot be guaranteed or when the employee works in contact with the public.