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Tag: Covid-19

Update: Milan is in the Covid-19 Red zone, (for Easter) what now?

Update: Milan is in the Covid-19 Red zone, (for Easter) what now?

Latest updated 02/04/2021: Lombardy classified as Red Zone from March 15 and over the Easter holiday until April 6, 2021. Unlike the previous round of “red zone” lockdowns where hairdressers and businesses could remain open, this time around all commercial activities that are considered “non-essential” have been closed. Restaurants and other commercial retailers can provide […]Read More

Living in Italy: Can I get a Covid-19 Vaccination?

Living in Italy: Can I get a Covid-19 Vaccination?

The Vaccine campaign has begun in Lombardy The Ministry of Health has formulated a vaccination distribution program for Italy with the aim of achieving “herd immunity” for at least 70% of the population. In Lombardy, sports facilities, universities, expo centers and fairgrounds throughout the region have been transformed into vaccination centers with the goal to […]Read More

Strengthened Orange Zone for All of Lombardy from March 5, 2021

Strengthened Orange Zone for All of Lombardy from March 5, 2021

(MILAN, March 7, 2021) As of March 6, 2021, an area will automatically be designated a high risk “Red Zone” when statistics indicate 250 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. At the moment Lombardy is “dark orange”, meaning there is strengthened enforcement, road blocks and schools are closed. (MILAN, March 4, 2021) Attilio Fontana, governor of Lombardy, […]Read More

How to Find Covid-19 Info for Italy

How to Find Covid-19 Info for Italy

Since November 2020 when the Italian government and Minister of Health implemented a color-coded tier system indicating Covid-19 criticality of each region, restrictions and regulations seem to change as frequently as the weather.   White – low risk areas, no restrictions, wearing a mask is obligatory Yellow – moderate risk areas with some restrictions Orange […]Read More

Milan is in the Covid-19 Orange Zone (again), What Now?

Milan is in the Covid-19 Orange Zone (again), What Now?

(MILAN, updated February 27,2021) Italy was assigned a new color code classification system in November 2020 classifying the Covid-19 criticality of each region. Red, Orange or Yellow indicate what kind of lockdown or shelter in place restrictions are implemented. Color codes are assigned by the government and Minister of Health and will depend on the […]Read More

COVID-19 Information from U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Italy

COVID-19 Information from U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Italy

Updated on February 11, 2021U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Italy websiteClick here here to ask the consulate a Covid-19 question Country-Specific Information: Italy has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. The Department of State has issued a Level 3 Travel Advisory for Italy recommending that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Italy. In addition, the Centers for […]Read More

Returning to Italy from Abroad during Covid-19 Lockdown – What to do

Returning to Italy from Abroad during Covid-19 Lockdown – What to do

Instructions for travelers returning to Italy Returning from Belgium, France, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Spain Travelers returning to Italy from 14 October to 3 December, and are domiciled in the provinces of Milan and Lodi,  must register by filling out the form at the following link:  Italian HERE   English HERE […]Read More

Covid-19: Oct. 7, 2020 Update

Covid-19: Oct. 7, 2020 Update

Wearing masks indoors and outdoors is once again obligatory in Italy (Rome, 7 October 2020) The Council of Ministers approved the extension of the state of emergency in Italy to 31 January 2021 and approved, the Law Decree “Urgent measures connected with the extension of the declaration the state of epidemiological emergency from Covid-19 and for the operational […]Read More

Covid Swab Testing Centers in Milan for Students & School Personnel

Covid Swab Testing Centers in Milan for Students & School Personnel

Source: Regione Lombardia, 18 September 2020 (Partial automated translation) The ATS and ASST allow, within the current supply network, access to the test (swab) without reservation, free of charge and with self-certification of motivation, both for students (starting from early childhood), and for teaching and non-teaching school staff, who present symptoms at school or outside the […]Read More

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy (2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy (2020)

All Health Alert bulletins are from the U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy. For further information see embassy and consulate contact details at the end of the page. Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy (Nov. 5, 2020) Communications from the U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy (November 5, 2020) for all U.S. citizens living in Italy or planning […]Read More

Social distancing time frames: How our expectations affect compliance

Social distancing time frames: How our expectations affect compliance

A collective study by Italian researchers published by the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA on society in Italy during the lockdown period has revealed surprising facts about compliance and behavior where individual compliance has collective benefits.  The study can provide insight to the international community on managing expectations during public health emergencies that […]Read More

For Italy Free Covid-19 Vaccines This Autumn

For Italy Free Covid-19 Vaccines This Autumn

Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza and ministers from Germany, France and the Netherlands met to sign an agreement with UK based bio-pharmaceutical company Astrazeneca for the supply of up to 400 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine developed at the University of Oxford. Deliveries are expected to start by the end of 2020. Minister of […]Read More

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