Quebec asks universities and colleges to reopen this fall without physical distancing

Quebec universities and junior colleges should prepare for in-person classes this fall without the requirement of physical distancing, Higher Education Minister Danielle McCann said Monday. The new directive will only … Read More

COVID-19 vaccination opens to people 25 and older as Legault says Quebec headed in ‘right direction’

Quebec is “heading in the right direction” as vaccination opens up to young adults and the number of new COVID-19 cases falls, the province’s premier said Tuesday. François Legault said … Read More

Quebec to start vaccinating essential workers, chronically ill in Montreal

Quebec is expanding its COVID-19 vaccination rollout to essential workers in Montreal, who will be able to book their first appointment starting this Friday. Under the plan, Montrealers who live … Read More

Quebec officials to outline next phase of COVID-19 vaccination rollout

Quebec’s health minister is expected to give details of the next phase of the province’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout as the province faces the third wave of the pandemic. Christian Dubé … Read More

Gyms closing, school rules change again as Quebec tightens COVID-19 restrictions in certain zones

Quebec Premier François Legault announced a tightening of COVID-19 restrictions in the province’s red and orange zones as the number of new cases linked to variants continues to grow. The … Read More

Quebec high schools resume full-time, in-person learning on Monday, even in red zones

Quebec Premier François Legault announced a return to normal for high school students across the province as of next Monday as the daily number of COVID-19 cases is stabilizing. Students … Read More

Quebec public health director advises loosening COVID-19 restrictions on March 8: documents

In Quebec, regions that are designated COVID-19 red zones could drop to a less restrictive colour-coded level starting March 8, according to documents penned by public health authorities. The documents, … Read More

‘The impacts are huge’: Quebec hospitals pushed to the limit as coronavirus patients increase

Quebec Premier François Legault thanked Quebecers on Monday for complying with the province’s overnight curfew, which began over the weekend. “I was very impressed to see the solidarity of Quebecers … Read More

Quebec expected to announce extended holiday school closings

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Quebec set to announce decision on extending winter break for schools amid COVID-19 crisis

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 19, 2020 8:26 am     Updated November 19, 2020 10:10 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase … Read More

Quebec at beginning of second coronavirus wave as cases jump, top doctor warns

Quebec’s director of public health says the province is now at the start of a second wave of the COVID-19 health crisis as cases surged once again Monday. “We are … Read More

Quebec at beginning of second coronavirus wave as province reports 586 new cases, top doctor warns

Quebec’s director of public health says the province is now at the start of a second wave of the COVID-19 health crisis as cases surged once again Monday. “We are … Read More

Quebecers must be careful in coming days as coronavirus cases rise, health minister says

Quebecers can make a “big difference” in the coming days as the number of new novel coronavirus cases continue to climb, the province’s health minister announced Thursday. Christian Dubé said … Read More

Quebec officials to provide update on coronavirus pandemic

Officials in Quebec are expected to provide an update Thursday afternoon as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues. Health Minister Christian Dubé and Dr. Horacio Arruda, the director of Quebec public … Read More

Quebec bans alcohol sales in restaurants after midnight as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Quebecers can make a “big difference” in the coming days as the number of new novel coronavirus cases continue to climb, the province’s health minister announced Thursday. Christian Dubé said … Read More

Quebec officials provide coronavirus update as province sees 219 new cases

Quebec Premier François Legault is set to provide an update on the health crisis Friday afternoon, as the province gets ready to crack down on those who don’t respect coronavirus … Read More

Preventing second wave a shared responsibility Quebec premier warns amid uptick in COVID-19 cases

Quebec Premier François Legault is reminding Quebecers that fighting the spread of the novel coronavirus and preventing a second wave is a shared responsibility. Despite an uptick in cases in … Read More

Quebec officials to provide coronavirus update as province sees 219 new cases

Quebec Premier François Legault is set to provide an update on the health crisis Friday afternoon, as the province gets ready to crack down on those who don’t respect coronavirus … Read More

Quebec tightens rules for bars to limit coronavirus outbreaks

Quebec is clamping down on bars in an effort to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, including limiting hours and restricting the number of people in establishments. Health Minister … Read More

‘We will close your venue,’ Quebec’s health minister warns bars flouting coronavirus measures

Quebec will not hesitate to shut down businesses that fail to enforce public health directives such as social distancing amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, the province’s health minister said on … Read More

Legault to give COVID-19 update after top doctor suggests masks may be mandatory on public transit

Quebec Premier François Legault is expected to provide an update on novel coronavirus measures after the province’s director of public health hinted masks may soon be mandatory on public transit. … Read More

Quebec to make masks mandatory on public transit as of July 13

Quebec is making masks mandatory on public transit as of July 13 across the province to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Premier François Legault unveiled the measure on … Read More

Masks soon mandatory on public transit, Quebec public health director suggests

At this point in the coronavirus pandemic, the “worst danger” that awaits Quebec is forgetfulness, said national director of public health, Dr. Horacio Arruda, hinting that masks will soon be … Read More

‘The situation is improving,’ Quebec’s top doctor says as province resumes daily coronavirus updates

Quebec’s top doctor is advising the public to adhere to physical-distancing guidelines in order to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. Dr. Horacio Arruda, director of the province’s public … Read More

Quebec backtracks and reinstates daily coronavirus updates

Quebec public health director Dr. Horacio Arruda announced Friday that the province will be reinstating daily COVID-19 updates as of Monday. On Wednesday, Quebec said it would end daily updates … Read More

Quebec officials provide update on coronavirus response Friday afternoon

As of Friday, Quebecers can hold small outdoor gatherings of a maximum of 10 people from three different households. It was one of the measures announced earlier this week as … Read More

Coronavirus outbreak: Quebec announces gradual reopening of museums, drive-in cinemas, libraries

There is hope that Quebecers will be able to enjoy some semblance of summer as the Quebec government continues to ease coronavirus restrictions across the province. On Friday, Deputy Premier … Read More

Quebec’s premier urges public to wear masks to limit spread of coronavirus

Quebec’s premier is strongly encouraging the public to wear a mask when they leave the house and go out in public to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. François … Read More

Legault encourages Quebecers to wear masks to limit coronavirus spread

Quebecers should wear a mask when they leave the house to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, the province’s premier said on Tuesday. François Legault showed up to the … Read More

Quebec’s premier encourages public to wear masks to limit spread of coronavirus

Quebec’s premier is strongly encouraging the public to wear a mask when they leave the house and go out in public to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. François … Read More

Quebec ramps up screening strategy as coronavirus bears down on Greater Montreal

Quebec is ramping up its screening measures for the hard-hit Greater Montreal area as novel coronavirus cases and deaths continue to increase. Dr. Horacio Arruda, director of Quebec public health, … Read More

Does letting kids get coronavirus help build immunity among Quebec’s wider society?

The Quebec government has suggested that reopening schools and daycares could be a way to both kick-start its economy and slow the transmission of COVID-19 in the province. Quebec’s public … Read More

Coronavirus: Premier François Legault offers glimmer of hope for Quebec’s economy

Quebec Premier François Legault expressed optimism about the possibility of getting Quebec’s economy back on track, after taking a hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Non-essential businesses have been shuttered … Read More

Quebec premier takes lead on coronavirus crisis as former foes rally behind him

A few weeks ago, McGill University law professor Daniel Weinstock was considering suing the Quebec government for defamation, but today he’s lauding Premier François Legault for his response to COVID-19. … Read More

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