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Most of Quebec to be in Orange by Monday, Except Montreal and Several Large Surrounding Areas




LOCAL NEWS BLANC-SABLON – March 4, 2021: Most of Quebec to move to an orange alert level on Monday, March 8th


Most of the province will move to into an orange zone this coming Monday, March 8th, announced Premier Francois Legault during the evening press conference on Wednesday. The areas that will remain as red zones is Montreal, Laval, the Laurentians, Lanaudiere and Monteregie.


A move from red to orange will bring a series of changes for regions listed in the change on Monday, such as the curfew moving back from 8pm to 9:30pm, houses of worship will be able to host 100 people instead of the previous limit of 25, restaurants and gyms are open with some restrictions, individual sports in pairs or as a part of a family bubble will be permitted, and outdoor activities will be allowed for up to 8 people.


Gatherings in private places (homes) in orange zones remains forbidden, and subject to public health infractions if you are caught.


SO WHAT ABOUT TRAVEL TO AND FROM QUEBEC FOR EXAMPLE?


CFBS was speaking by email this morning with Marlène Joseph-Blais, Senior Communications and Media Relations Advisor for the CISSS de la Côte-Nord. We asked if the travel recommendations would change for the North Shore when travelling to Quebec city, for medical appointments, for example. This is the response that we had received:


"Everyone who enters the North Shore is asked to respect a 7-day preventive self-isolation and avoid social interactions for 14 days. All North Shore residents who travel to another region will be asked to follow the same directives when they get back (exception: you do not need to follow these measures if your travel time is under 24 hours)." - Marlène Joseph-Blais, Senior Communications and Media Relations Advisor for the CISSS de la Côte-Nord


Keep in mind that there are exceptions for those who work in the essential services sector. This exception allows for essential workers to attend work if requested by their employer to do so, but no other outside interactions are permitted besides attending their workplace during the preventitive isolation period.


Abbygail Wellman

CFBS Journalist

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