Extended Special Measures in Gatineau and the Migrant Resource Board in the Collins de Lutaway Region

Tentatively scheduled until April 12th, these special measures, affecting Gatineau and MRC Des Collines-de-l’Outaouais, like Quebec and Lévis, will remain in effect until Sunday, April 18 inclusive.

You see, we’re in the third wave. […] I understand Kepikers who say that many changes have been announced over the past year. But the situation is changingPrime Minister Francois Legault, during a press conference at the end of the day, was released Thursday. As we saw yesterday, there is a sharp increase in the number of cases. We have to look at where these increases are. The same regions always worry us: Capitale-Nationale, Chaudière-Appalaches and Outaouais. Despite the measures announced last week, the situation remains difficult. Unfortunately, it was announced that we will extend the procedures there for another week, until Sunday, April 18th.

In these four sectors, curfews remain in place from 8 pm until 5 am for an additional week, and primary and secondary schools have been closed, as well as cinemas, theaters, and museums, as well as stores considered unnecessary

This is not our first choice [de fermer les écoles]But the situation is dangerous in those places.

Quote from:François Legault, Prime Minister of Quebec

Restaurants, for their part, should limit themselves to delivery and take-out, and companies that remain open can only sell necessities.

The limit at places of worship has also been reduced to 25, and outdoor sports or leisure activities are only permitted with people residing at the same address or in groups of eight people with long distances.

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The growth of new cases in the area in recent days has persuaded the government to maintain these special procedures in Gatineau and MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais, while the rest of Outaouais is in the red, with slightly less stringent rules, like the 9:30 PM curfew, in particular.

The next few weeks will be critical.

Quote from:François Legault, Prime Minister of Quebec

I understand everyone is tired, but we’ve come a long way and still have a part to do“Put a positive evaluation of the current vaccination campaign and invite residents who want to be vaccinated,” added Mr. Lego.

For the prime minister, the vaccine is A passport for freedom.

Professionals are asking for vaccinations

Susan Tremblay, President of the Ottawa Teachers’ Union, welcomed with satisfaction the extension of school closures for an additional week in Gatineau and at MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais.

The virus is already present and is spreading in schoolsShe argued in an interview. Educators will be well received knowing that we are being careful and that schools are closed for their health and safety, but also for students.

But Ms. Tremblay stressed the importance of adding teachers to the list of people to be vaccinated as a priority. She indicated that teachers are in the Montreal area They only recently obtained permission to be vaccinated. In his opinion, it should be the same everywhere.

The director general of Coop Libelle (CPE), Manon St-Denis, has also requested that teachers be vaccinated as a priority.

Ms Saint-Denis argued that while babies were relatively saved during the first waves, the arrival of new variants is a game-changer. We are not immune to outbreaksAnd she acknowledged, before adding that all sanitary measures were well respected throughout the province in CPE.

Of course we like everything CPE Quebec […] To be a priority in this sense.

Quote from:Manon Saint-Denis, General Manager, CPE Coop Libelle

For Dominic Presbywa, co-owner of Atmosphere Coiffure in Gatineau, this new closure is a real headache. She is a little frustrated by the ever-changing procedures.

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Same story with the Regroupement des gens d’affaires de la capital nationale (RGA).

There is a huge fatigue at the moment among entrepreneurs, especially because they are bearing the costs of those who do not believe in it, and who do not pay attention.The organization’s director-general, Liz Sarzin, confirmed It is sad that they have accumulated debts.

Limit travel

Just earlier in the day, the Ministry of Public Security also indicated, through a press release, that as of Thursday, a person whose main residence is located in alert levels is prohibited. In a yellow or green area, with rare exceptions, such as humanitarian travel.

Currently, Nunavik and Terres-Cries-de-la-Baie-James are in the green zone, and Côte-Nord, Nord-du-Québec and Gaspésie-les-de-la-Madeleine are in the yellow zone.

Violators can receive fines ranging from $ 1,000 to $ 6,000.

With information from Camille Putin, Mama Pardon, and Lori Trudel

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