Jun 14, 2021
By Jane Brown
Quebec is once again easing COVID-19-related restrictions in some parts of the province, including in Montreal and Quebec City.
As of Monday June 14th, all regions that were previously classified as orange zones on Quebec’s pandemic alert system have been downgraded to yellow.
Those include Montreal, Quebec City, Laval, Monteregie to the south of Montreal, the Laurentians, Lanaudiere, Estrie, Outaouais and parts of Bas-St-Laurent.
The change means people from two different households may gather indoors, outdoor team sports may resume and more people may attend weddings, funerals and religious services.
Quebec has reported fewer than 200 COVID-19 cases a day for more than a week, and hospitalizations have been falling steadily in recent weeks.
Premier Francois Legault says the province may relax public health measures further in the coming days, but any changes need to be implemented gradually to avoid another bump in cases.
Ontario is in Step One of the Roadmap to Reopen, which allows for outdoor patio dining, non-essential retail with 15 percent capacity (but only for stores with street entrances), and outdoor gatherings of 10 people. The earliest Ontario could enter Step Two is Friday July 2nd.