New rules for COVID-19 red zones in Quebec begin Thursday

October 7, 2020
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CTV News Montreal

New restrictions for the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic will come into force in Quebec on Thursday for regions in the red zone on the province’s regional alert map. 

This second series of service interruptions will apply until at least Oct. 28, at which point the situation will be reevaluated. 

As of Thursday, students in high school will be obliged to wear masks at all times at school, including in class and on school grounds more generally. Education Minister Jean-Francois Roberge specified that masks can be taken off for physical education classes. 

Quebec is also imposing a hybrid model of schooling for students in secondary 4 and 5, who will alternate between in-person and virtual lessons. 

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