The Quebec government has just announced a one month lockdown for most businesses and a mandatory curfew from 8 pm to 5 am starting January 9th.
“Unfortunately we have lost this race in the last few weeks. But we can win it,” said Quebec Premier François Legault. “The upcoming month is going to be a critical one. We are in a race against time.”
The new Quebec lockdown rules and curfew are:
- A Quebec wide curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
- Fines when curfew is broken is between $1,500 to $6,000
- Non-essential businesses will stay closed however, curbside pickup is allowed
- Restaurants, gyms, theatres will stay closed
- All non-essential businesses will stay closed
- Elementary schools will open as planned on January 11, 2021 – Students in grade 5 and 6 will be required to wear face masks
- High schools will stay closed until January 18th, 2021
- Daycares stay open
- Grocery stores and depanneurs will close at 7:30 p.m.
- Construction and manufacturing will not be closed
The Quebec government expects to vaccinate 250,000 people by early February when the Premier plans to lift some of the restrictions he has made mandatory today. The province also plans on vaccinating people over 80 years of age by middle of February.