COVID-19 Update for September 28 2020 – 8:10pm
This evening Quebec Premier Francois Legault announced that three regions in Quebec are entering the red zone alert level – the province’s highest level – and will be placed under additional restrictions for the next 28 days.
The following new measures will take effect as of midnight Wednesday into Thursday in the three regions: Montreal, Quebec City and Chaudière-Appalaches.
- Ban on home gatherings, with some exceptions such as a single caregiver allowed per visit.
- All bars, casinos and restaurants are closed (takeout only).
- Libraries, museums, cinemas and theatres will also be closed.
- Being less than two metres apart will be prohibited. Masks will be mandatory during demonstrations.
- Houses of worship and venues for events like funerals and weddings will have a 25-person limit.
Schools will remain open during this period, as will hair salons, hotels and other businesses.
The Premier said the government is working on compensation packages for those businesses which are being shut down during these restrictions.
The government also noted that they may restrict travel between regions as was done in the spring under public health guidelines, but for now it won’t be banned. For the time being, travel between different regions of the province is strongly discouraged.
The restrictions will remain in place until at least October 28, when the government will review them again. You can see which regions are impacted here.
We hope you are finding these COVID-19 updates useful. In addition to trying to keep on top of the fast-changing situation, Enterprise is also working to support local charities during these challenging times. If you are able, your contributions to this effort would be deeply appreciated.
To donate, please click on the organization below:
- Toronto – Food Banks Canada
- Thunder Bay – Food Banks North West
- Hamilton/Niagara – Hamilton Food Share
- Alberta – Hope Mission
Stay safe. Stay healthy.
The Enterprise Team