The coronavirus pandemic forced people to change their way of life. This is not only true when it comes to living in quarantine and/or isolation, but also regarding wearing face masks in public, which became mandatory in many countries.
To make it easier for the inhabitants of Ostrów Wielkopolski to comply with this rule, reusable face masks were delivered to each of the houses in Ostrów Wielkopolski (Poland). In total, the city handed over 48,000 masks to its inhabitants. The masks were financed with the city budget.
The initiative was launched by Beata Klimek, Mayor of Ostrów Wielkopolski.