COVID-19: Quebec tightens mask mandate in some private seniors’ residences
Quebec is tightening measures in personal seniors’ residences (RPAs) in areas the place neighborhood transmission of COVID-19 is excessive, together with Montreal.
Masks can be obligatory for residents when they’re on the transfer within the facility, once they use the elevator, and when they’re in widespread areas beginning subsequent Monday.
“This measure comes within the context of a fourth wave of circumstances underway in all areas,” the Well being Ministry stated in a press release issued Friday, including the province can also be coping with the Delta variant.
Apart from Montreal, the masks mandate will apply to personal seniors residences within the Mauricie, Centre-du-Québec, the Jap Townships, Outaouais, Laval, Lanaudière, Laurentians and Montérégie areas.
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It is going to even be enforced within the Appalaches, Beauce-Sartigan, Robert-Cliche and Etchemins regional municipal counties within the Chaudière-Appalaches area.
“The listing of focused territories may change relying on the epidemiological scenario,” the ministry stated.
The well being division stated there have been 67 energetic circumstances of COVID-19 at seniors’ residences on Friday, an increase of six from the day earlier than.
In the meantime, the variety of deaths linked to a COVID-19 outbreak at Montreal seniors residence Manoir Gouin has risen to a few.
—with recordsdata from The Canadian Press
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