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Museums and galleries to re-open in Québec, government trying to reach a solution on campgrounds

Certain cultural institutions in Québec will soon be allowed to open again—under strict health and safety guidelines.

Minister of Culture and Communications, Nathalie Roy, accompanied by the Deputy Premier and Minister of Public Security Geneviève Guilbault, made the announcement on Friday, May 22.

Museums, public library loan counters and drive-in movie theatres will be able to resume their activities at their own pace, starting on Friday, May 29. The public health authorities have also issued favorable opinions on the resumption of activities for the studios of musical and sound recordings, as well as for the recording of indoor shows, without audiences, starting June 1.

Guilbault made a point of stating that Quebecers will have to wait a little while longer before campsites and other outdoor and tourist facilities reopen.

She said that Tourism Minister Caroline Proulx is working hard s working hard with public health authorities on a solution.

“We are going to find a solution so that people can enjoy our beautiful nature this summer,” said Guilbault.

She also warned people to not make illegal, makeshift campsites.

Guilbault thanked the cultural and artistic community in Québec for their patience throughout the recent weeks and said their role is needed more than ever.

“Our culture is part of who we are. It makes us proud to be Quebecers. It brings us together and it ties us all together, even from a distance,” she concluded.