Prime Minister François Legault announced during a press briefing on Tuesday that the deconfinement plan is accelerating given the number of hospitalizations and deaths which continues to decrease.
Therefore, the MRCRegional county municipality Rimouski-Neigette, La Mitis, La Matapédia and Matane go to the yellow alert level on June 7. TheMRC MRC from Kamouraska, Rivière-du-Loup, Témiscouata and Les Basques descend to the orange level.
This transition to a less severe alert level will allow restaurants in the four MRCRegional county municipality of the KRTB to reopen their dining rooms with a maximum of two people from different bubbles per table.
Also, third, fourth and fifth secondary students will return to class full time and places of worship will be able to accommodate a maximum of 100 people.
The training rooms will also be able to start welcoming clients again.
The mayoress of Rivière-du-Loup, Sylvie Vignet, believes that the change of level will make everyone happy since the residents of Rivière-du-Loup have not been able to take advantage of the opening of the terraces in the last days, in because of the weather.
People expect a lot from restaurants. As far as house visits are concerned, we can’t do more. You know, that’s what people expect a lot: to be able to see their family, to see their loved one, to visit them, to go and eat with them. There, we are going to have a little beginning of this pleasure that will happen next Monday, she rejoices.
The main changes for the transition to the yellow zone are the possibility of meeting two family bubbles inside a residence, while retaining the wearing of the face cover as well as the reopening of the bars.
Marc Parent, the mayor of Rimouski, is relieved for restaurant owners and bar owners.
I had the opportunity to meet restaurant owners who said they were very happy with the efforts we had made to recognize the need for a region and two levels of color., he reports.
However, he urges the population to be extremely careful.
Wearing a mask will no longer be compulsory in class for elementary and secondary school students. However, it remains necessary when traveling in common areas, on school grounds and in school transport.
In restaurants, members of two different family bubbles can be seated at the same table.
Activities that bring together a maximum of 25 players with only brief contact are permitted in the green and yellow zones. Sports teams can thus start playing an away game again on Monday. However, in the orange zone, players will only have the right to train on a soccer field with 12 participants, while respecting physical distancing.
As of Monday, all the regions of Quebec will then be in the orange, yellow or green zone.
In addition, the Minister of Health Christian Dubé will unveil an anti-COVID vaccination schedule on Thursday that will allow Quebecers to advance their second appointment.