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

Post-secondary schools react to Quebec’s mask mandate: ‘the right thing to do’

Quebec’s move to tighten COVID-19 restrictions in post-secondary institutions is prompting mixed reactions, ranging from relief about the new measures to concerns that they don’t go far enough as 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

Quebec kids 12 and older can now book to get their COVID-19 vaccine shot

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 25, 2021 8:54 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ All Quebecers aged 12 and … 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

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

Coronavirus: Mi’kmaq students in Quebec asked not to return to New Brunswick school

A Mi’kmaq First Nation in Quebec is questioning why its students are no longer able to go to school in New Brunswick. Listuguj First Nation Chief Darcy Gray said Tuesday … 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

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 teachers’ union going to court to demand rapid COVID-19 testing strategy

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 2, 2020 10:12 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A Quebec teachers’ union says … Read More

Coronavirus: Quebec students in English schools head back to class

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 31, 2020 8:45 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Quebec’s largest English language public … Read More

English schools in Montreal welcome back students amid COVID-19 crisis

The new normal can be a bit nerve wracking for parents, teachers and students alike as classes begin in Montreal, where schools were closed for nearly five months to curb … 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 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

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