Control points have been added for Antoine-Labelle, Argenteuil, Pays-d’en-Haut and Laurentides following the Government of Québec’s previously announced checkpoints preventing travel to certain regions.
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The new directives issued by Department of Public Health aim to control all non-essential travel in those areas as of noon yesterday. The goal is to protect these regions who although have fewer cases, remain vulnerable and more isolated. By controlling entries and departures, the public health authorities are confident that they will be able to limit and better prevent the spread of COVID-19.
These control points are visible in various routes leading to these regions. Exceptions apply to all those who are:
- transporting goods in these regions to ensure continuity of the supply chain
- travelling for humanitarian reasons
- need to travel to get the care or services required by their state of health or to provide such care or services to someone needing them.
- are priority services professionals.
This closure period will last as long as the authorities deem it is necessary for public health.
All residents are reminded to avoid all non-essential travel no matter where they are.