COVID-19 in Quebec: What you need to know on Wednesday
Inspectors will be dispatched to schools to ensure they follow COVID-19 guidelines
- Quebec reported 132 new cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths Wednesday. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 62,746 confirmed cases and 5,764 people have died.
- There are 109 people in hospital (a decrease of one), including 20 in intensive care (no change). 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.
Teams of workplace health and safety officers are being dispatched into the province's elementary and high schools to ensure they comply with the guidelines laid out by the Health Ministry.
Labour Minister Jean Boulet said the inspectors will verify that students and staff are wearing masks when necessary, maintaining social distances and that schools are being kept clean.
Boulet said school principals could also be handed a fine if they are reluctant to make the changes after being given a warning, but stressed that would be a last resort.
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What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
- 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.
- Wear a mask or face covering when physical distancing is not possible. Wearing a mask is mandatory in enclosed public spaces across the province.
- 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.