Quebec City, May 11, 2021 – Due to the favourable evolution of the epidemiological situation in several regions of Quebec, Quebec Premier François Legault has announced the lifting of emergency measures in the Outaouais and Rimouski-Neigette RCM of the Lower St. Lawrence.
“We are going through the third wave together. We are getting vaccinated faster than in the rest of Canada. We will soon be announcing a complete relaxation plan. We’re getting closer to the time when the terraces will open. Our children will be able to play sports together. We will finally be able to visit each other, to be outside,” said the Premier, referring to the overall improvement of the epidemiological situation in Quebec.
As of May 17 at 12:01 a.m., the special emergency measures will end in the MRCs of La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau, Les Collines-de-l’Outaouais and Pontiac. The entire Outaouais region will therefore be at the maximum alert level (red).
“This week, it’s the turn of young people to make an appointment for vaccination. And I have a message for you. Vaccinated means solidarity. It means pride and freedom. And, most importantly, it means a great summer. So get out there. Make an appointment en masse. Come and get vaccinated. I’m counting on the rest of you. ”
François Legault, Premier of Quebec
“The daily report shows the efforts that have been made in several regions of Quebec to limit the spread of the virus. This is very encouraging. What is important at this point in the pandemic is to maintain these gains and not cause a new increase in transmission, while waiting for a large part of the population to be vaccinated. With the opening in the next few days of scheduling for new age groups, we are getting even closer to our goal. ”
Christian Dubé, Minister of Health and Social Services
To learn more about COVID-19 and the measures in place: Québec.ca/coronavirus.
To see the conditions that apply under the Red Zone (Level 4), please visit the Quebec.ca website at the following link : https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/progressive-regional-alert-and-intervention-system/level-4-maximum-alert-red