Human coronaviruses are common and are typically associated with mild illnesses, similar to the common cold.
The new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is caused by a virus producing mild to severe respiratory infections. At this time, there are over 120 countries reporting confirmed cases of COVID-19 of which many are reporting community transmission. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. It is important that we prepare for the likelihood that the virus will spread further.
This guide is designed to enable Quebecers to make the best possible decisions to protect their health and the health of their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. More specifically, it indicates to them how best to protect themselves against COVID-19, take care of themselves and provide basic care to their family circle, and know where and when to consult if the need arises for care services.
Do you have symptoms like fever, cough or difficulty breathing? Find out how to protect your health and that of others.
Together, we can slow the spread of COVID-19 by making a conscious effort to keep a physical distance
between each other. Physical distancing is proven to be one of the most effective ways to reduce the
spread of illness during an outbreak. With patience and cooperation, we can all do our part.
- 14-day voluntary isolation of all persons returning from abroad on or after March 12, 2020;
- mandatory isolation of 14 days for all public service employees and all health, education and child care personnel, both private and public, returning from abroad on or after March 12, 2020;
- the closure of several businesses and public places in the cultural and recreational tourism sectors;
- a ban on all indoor gatherings of more than 250 people;
- all daycare services (CPEs, subsidized, non-subsidized, family daycare services and non-regulated daycare services) and educational institutions in the education and higher education networks (primary and secondary schools, training centres, private educational institutions, CEGEPs, colleges and universities) will be closed from Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 27. However, measures will be put in place to continue to provide emergency childcare services to parents working in the health network and essential services;
- a ban on non-essential visits to hospitals, CHSLDs, intermediate resources, family-type resources for seniors and vulnerable adults, and private seniors’ residences throughout Québec.
As of March 25, 2020, at 00:01 and until April 13, 2020, the Gouvernement du Québec has ordered the minimization of all non-priority services and activities.
It should be noted that all businesses can always engage in teleworking and e-commerce.
All businesses that produce inputs or raw materials necessary for priority services and activities must maintain their activities accordingly, bearing in mind the directives from public health authorities.
Businesses that provide non-essential services, excluding stores, can maintain minimal operations to ensure the resumption of their activities, bearing in mind the directives issued by public health authorities.
To find out which workers are considered to be working in essential services and commercial activities and are entitled to emergency childcare services, see the list of Workers who are entitled to emergency childcare services.
Here is a list of businesses offering take out or delivery.
Continue to encourage them!
Buzz: take out | 450 242-2312
Familiprix : open | delivery at 450 242-2123
*Here are some additional details about Uniprix Pharmacy. Even though it no longer welcomes customers within its walls, the Uniprix pharmacy is still active and continues to offer its services through delivery, pick-up at the door and car orders.