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

Montreal is set to make masks mandatory in enclosed public spaces by July 27.

Montreal to make masks mandatory in enclosed public spaces this month

A man wearing a protective mask walks his dog in a park in Montreal on Monday. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)
  • Quebec has 55,997 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 5,590 people have died, an increase of 60 cases and nine deaths from a day earlier. Four deaths from before June 29 were also reported today. 
  • There are 347 people in hospital (a decrease of 30), including 26 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.

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante says her administration is drafting a bylaw that would make it mandatory to wear a face covering in enclosed public places.

Plante said the city intends to have the bylaw in place by July 27, but there will be a grace period before it's enforced. It will apply to indoor spaces such as shops, sports facilities, libraries, bars and restaurants.

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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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