COVID-19: Quebec health minister asks for patience after problems with rapid testing in schools

Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé is asking for more time to roll out rapid COVID-19 testing in the province’s elementary schools amid criticism from opposition parties and school administrators. Dubé … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec vaccination head to oversee rapid tests in schools

The head of Quebec’s COVID-19 vaccination strategy will oversee the deployment of rapid tests in schools after administrators criticized the rollout of the program. Daniel Paré will be responsible for … Read More

Quebec officials to give update on back-to-school plan as COVID-19 cases rise

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, Quebec officials are expected to provide an update on the province’s back-to-school plan Tuesday. Education Minister Jean-François Roberge is set to give more details … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec makes masks mandatory in classrooms across 9 regions, including Montreal

Quebec is making masks mandatory in the classrooms of elementary and high schools in nine regions, including Montreal, as COVID-19 infections continue to climb. Education Minister Jean-François Roberge announced the … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec makes masks mandatory in classrooms for 9 regions, including Montreal

Quebec is making masks mandatory in the classrooms of elementary and high schools in nine regions, including Montreal, as COVID-19 infections continue to climb. Education Minister Jean-François Roberge announced the … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec makes masks mandatory in classroom for 9 regions, including Montreal

Quebec is making masks mandatory in the classrooms of elementary and high schools in nine regions, including Montreal, as COVID-19 infections continue to climb. Education Minister Jean-François Roberge announced the … Read More

COVID-19: Quebec students could see no masks, end of classroom bubbles in fall

Quebec students can expect a certain “return to normalcy” when they head back to class this fall if certain COVID-19 vaccination levels are attained, according to the province’s education minister. … Read More

Montreal school boards take a staggered approach as senior grades return to class in red zones

While the majority of senior-grade high school students in Quebec red zones returned to class full-time as of Monday, a number of school boards opted for a staggered approach. Both … 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

Mandatory masks for elementary students in Quebec red zones will ‘lower risk’ of COVID-19 outbreaks

Quebec is officially making masks mandatory for all students in elementary schools in designated red zones when they return from March break in a bid to contain the novel coronavirus … Read More

Suspected coronavirus variant cases force some Quebec schools to shut down

In Quebec, new cases of COVID-19 suspected to be linked to variants of the virus have led to the partial or total closure of 10 schools across the province. Most … Read More

Coronavirus: Upcoming school break will go ahead in Quebec, education minister says

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 2, 2021 3:46 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ In Quebec, the upcoming school … Read More

Coronavirus: Quebec to cover cost of recovering and recycling disposable masks from high schools

The Quebec government is inviting high schools to collect the disposable medical masks being distributed to students so they don’t end up in landfills. About 500,000 blue masks are being … Read More

‘We’re on the brink of a catastrophe’: Quebec teachers protest reopening schools amid pandemic

After an extended closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, teenagers in Quebec are headed back to the classroom — but the return has elicited a mix of emotions from concerned … Read More

Quebec high schools reopen after start date delayed due to coronavirus pandemic

After extended closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, teenagers in Quebec are headed back to the classroom Monday. High schools and adult education centres across the province are shifting back … Read More

Quebec to unveil additional measures for schools amid coronavirus surge

Quebec’s education minister is set to announce additional measures for schools as young students are set to return to class next week amid a deepening second wave of the novel … Read More

Quebec nixes ministerial exams as schools prepare to reopen amid coronavirus surge

Quebec is cancelling ministerial exams for students as part of additional measures for schools amid a deepening second wave of the novel coronavirus crisis. Education Minister Jean-François Roberge announced the … Read More

Quebec nixes ministerial exams, stands by decision to reopen schools amid coronavirus surge

Quebec is cancelling ministerial exams for students as schools prepare to physically reopen amid the deepening second wave of the novel coronavirus crisis. Education Minister Jean-François Roberge announced a series … Read More

‘We are still in control,’ Legault says as Quebec adds 1,218 new COVID-19 cases, 25 more deaths

Quebec is reporting 1,218 new cases and 25 additional deaths linked to the novel coronavirus Monday as the second wave of the health crisis bears down on the country. Health … Read More

Schools still open amid Canadian coronavirus resurgence. But for how long?

With coronavirus cases continuing to rise across Canada — and showing no sign of slowing down — Quebec is now contemplating either shutting down in-person classrooms or extending the winter … Read More

Quebec looks at temporarily closing schools as coronavirus cases, deaths climb

Quebec is looking at the possibility of closing schools as the number of novel coronavirus cases and deaths climb during the second wave of the pandemic. Premier François Legault admitted … Read More

Quebec won’t rule out temporarily closing schools as coronavirus cases, deaths climb

Quebec is looking at the possibility of closing schools as the number of novel coronavirus cases and deaths climb during the second wave of the pandemic. Premier François Legault admitted … Read More

Quebec looks at temporarily closing schools as coronavirus crisis deepens

Quebec is considering the possibility of closing schools as the number of novel coronavirus cases and deaths climb during the second wave of the pandemic. Premier François Legault admitted Thursday … Read More

Emergency protocol in place if coronavirus forces schools to close, Quebec education minister says

As the number of novel coronavirus cases surges in Quebec, the province’s education minister says an emergency protocol is now in place across the education network if the health crisis … Read More

Coronavirus cases reported at 172 schools in Quebec, education ministry says

There is at least one case of the novel coronavirus in 172 schools across Quebec, the province’s education ministry announced Tuesday. The government’s latest figures, which date from last week, show that … Read More

Quebec reports 377 coronavirus cases at 223 schools

Quebec is reporting at least 223 schools where there is at least one case of the novel coronavirus Tuesday after the government resumed publishing a list of affected academic institutions. … Read More

Canada’s rising COVID-19 reproduction rate ‘not a good sign’ as schools reopen

As thousands of children head back to classes this week, Canada’s public health officials are keeping a close eye on signs of a “resurgence” of the coronavirus in communities. A … Read More

Coronavirus: 118 confirmed cases in Quebec schools, education minister says

Quebec Education Minister Jean-François Roberge is reporting 118 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in schools since the start of the school year. He revealed the numbers Tuesday during a press conference … Read More

Quebec reports about 25 schools with coronavirus cases, but no outbreaks

As Quebec continues to see an upward trend in novel coronavirus cases, the province’s health minister said the situation remains under control but urged citizens to be more vigilant over … Read More

Quebec reports about 25 schools with COVID-19 cases as officials urge caution over long weekend

As Quebec continues to see an upward trend in novel coronavirus cases, the province’s health minister said the situation remains under control but urged citizens to be more vigilant over … Read More

Quebec parents file legal challenge against province over back-to-school plan

A group of Quebec parents has officially filed legal action against the provincial government in hopes of securing a distance learning option for families who don’t want their children to … Read More

Quebec premier ‘confident’ about revised coronavirus measures as school start looms

Quebec Premier François Legault is confident about his government’s revamped novel coronavirus plan for the education system as students head back to school later this month. Speaking to a group … Read More

Quebec students Grade 5 and up will have to wear masks in school hallways, common areas

Quebec students who are in Grade 5 and above will be required to wear masks outside of the classroom as they head back to school amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. … Read More

Quebec students Grade 5 and up will have to wear masks in school hallways but not classrooms

Quebec students who are in Grade 5 and above will be required to wear masks outside of the classroom as they head back to school amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. … Read More

Quebec education minister to provide update on back-to-school plan amid coronavirus crisis

Quebec’s education minister is expected to provide a long-awaited update Monday on the province’s back-to-school plan in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Jean-François Roberge will be accompanied by … Read More

Montreal-area schools to stay closed until September amid coronavirus crisis

All schools will remain closed in the Greater Montreal area until September as the novel coronavirus health crisis bears down on the region, the province’s premier said on Thursday. François … Read More

Quebec teachers, bus drivers unions raise concerns over back-to-school plan amid coronavirus crisis

Unions representing teachers and bus drivers in Quebec are concerned over the government’s plan to send young students and children back to elementary schools and daycares in May as the … Read More

Coronavirus: Quebec elementary schools, daycares to gradually reopen in May

Quebec elementary schools and daycares will gradually reopen in May as the province looks to ease its restrictions related to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Premier François Legault said on Monday … Read More

Coronavirus: Quebec elementary schools, daycares to reopen gradually beginning in May

The Quebec government is expected to unveil its highly anticipated plan to gradually reopen schools on Monday afternoon after they were shuttered to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus. … 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

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