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North Shore to Return to Yellow Alert Level 2 on Monday, May 24

CFBS NEWS BLANC-SABLON - MAY 19, 2021 - Alert level changes come into effect for the region on Monday May 24th

After nearly 2 months of restrictions be tightened in the region, the North Shore will be returning to alert level 2 – Early Warning (yellow zone), on Monday May 24th, along with Abitibi-Témiscamingue,Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Northern Quebec.

​Here is a reminder of some of the measures for yellow zones that will come into effect on Monday:

  • No more curfew;

  • Gatherings in private homes and on private yards are allowed but limited to members of two households (Beginning on May 28, 2021, outdoor gatherings will be permitted on private land provided that only the members of two households, or a maximum of 8 people from different households, are involved. Physical distancing must be respected at all times);

  • Bars, brasseries, taverns, and casinos are open;

  • People from two households can share a table in a restaurant;

  • Places of worship are now limited to a maximum of 250 people (except for funerals and weddings, which are limited to 50 people, excluding the staff of the funeral establishment and volunteers inside or outside the building. A record of attendance is mandatory);

  • Activities organized in a public place are limited to the occupants of two private residences, except for funerals. Moreover, neither alcohol nor food may be served. Demonstrations are permitted, but wearing masks or face covers is always mandatory;

  • Teleworking is no longer mandatory, but still recommended;​

  • Travel between regions and cities not recommended until May 28th (except for essential travel: students, workers, shared custody, freight transportation, medical, and so on);

  • KEEP IN MIND: A person who lives in a yellow zone and who travels to a region that is at Level 4 - Maximum Alert (red zone), Level 3 – Alert (orange zone) or to the Côte-Nord region for a reason other than work, education, humanitarian purposes, to obtain or provide health care or services, to comply with a judgment or to appear before a court or to exercise parental custody or access rights, must self-isolate for 14 days when they return.

For more information about yellow zone restrictions, and the measures in place, visit Qué

Abbygail Wellman

CFBS Journalist

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