Laurentians in the green

Due to the significant improvement in its epidemiological situation, the Laurentians region go to the green vigilance level as of June 28.

In addition to the flexibility already planned at the green level, new reductions in the existing measures have been announced:

Private gatherings and outdoor terraces

• It will be allowed to hold gatherings of a maximum of 20 people on private grounds

outdoor. Likewise, 20 people can be seated at the same table on terraces restaurants and bars.

• At the green level, it is allowed that a maximum of 10 people or the occupants of 3 different residences can assemble inside private homes.

Cinemas, auditoriums and stadiums with assigned seats

• The distance of 1.5 meters between the seats of people who do not reside at the same

address can now be calculated laterally, which will make it possible to increase the number

of spectators. Thus, seats will have to be freed up in the same row between people

from different residences, but it will no longer be necessary to free up a space of 1.5 m in front of and

behind people.

It should also be noted that wedding ceremonies and funerals may be held in indoor and outdoor public places with groups composed of a maximum of 250 people who must remain seated (as during assemblies or meetings).

An encouraging picture in the Laurentians

However, compliance with sanitary measures remains essential. Once again, the decline in active cases,

associated with compliance with measures and combined with the excellent participation of the population in vaccination already allows, in less than a month, the region to move to this lowest level of alert.

“The evolution of the epidemiological situation in the territory is very encouraging. I would like to thank the Laurentians residents who have shown great adaptability until today. However, it remains important to follow the recommendations issued by the Government in order to avoid an upsurge of the virus.

Finally, I invite all those who have not yet been vaccinated to do so and those who have

obtained a first dose to protect themselves from a second as soon as they are eligible. Moreover, the CISSS des Laurentides offers various possibilities for the population of the region to receive their dose of vaccine, i.e. eight vaccination sites distributed throughout the territory, to which are added the vaccination sites in companies at Airbus and Bell Textron, the region’s community pharmacies and the mobile vaccination unit: the VacciBus which hit the road on June 19, ”said Dr. Éric Goyer, public health director for the Laurentians.

Other reductions will come into effect on Friday, June 25 in all

regions of Quebec. Among these flexibilities, it is worth mentioning:

• the wearing of a mask and distancing during gatherings in private homes would no

longer be recommended for people who have received 2 doses of the vaccine;

• the resumption of festivals and major outdoor events during which spectators are

standing or seated without an assigned seat, with a maximum of 3,500 people authorized on each

site, subject to certain measures.