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COVID-19 in Quebec: What you need to know on Monday

Premier François Legault has announced mandatory mask regulations for all indoor public spaces, as the province reported 100 new confirmed cases.

Premier announces masks will be mandatory in indoor public spaces, starting Saturday

People wear face masks as they walk by a sign for a metro in Montreal Sunday. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press )
  • Quebec has 56,621 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 5,628 people have died, an increase of 100 cases and one death from a day earlier. 
  • There are 305 people in hospital (a decrease of one), including 21 in intensive care (an increase of one). Here's a guide to the numbers.
  • CBC Montreal is collecting stories from Quebecers who have recovered from COVID-19. If you would like to share your experience, please get in touch.
  • Having trouble keeping track of what has reopened? Consult our list

Masks or face coverings will be mandatory in all indoor public spaces across Quebec, starting Saturday. 

Premier François Legault made that announcement earlier this afternoon. You can watch the news conference on CBC Montreal's Facebook page.

The regulation applies to everyone aged 12 and up, except for those with a medical condition that precludes them from wearing a mask. 

As of this morning, commuters across the province must wear masks while taking public transit.

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What are the symptoms of COVID-19? 

  • Fever. 
  • New or worsening cough. 
  • Difficulty breathing. 
  • Sudden loss of smell without a stuffy nose. 

If you think you may have COVID-19, the government asks that you call 1‑877‑644‑4545 to schedule an appointment at a screening clinic. 

Quebec government reminders for preventing the spread of COVID-19: 

  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • It is recommended to wear a mask or face covering, especially when physical distancing is not possible, in an indoor public space and on public transit. 
  • Stay at least two metres away from other people as much as possible. 
  • Self-isolate for 14 days after returning from a stay outside the country.

You can find information on COVID-19 in the province here and information on the situation in Montreal here

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