Argenteuil–and most of Québec becomes a temporary red zone on Thursday

Argenteuil is going to the red level of Québec`s COVID-19 alert system on Thursday.

Public health authorities in Québec are temporarily putting all regions that are currently orange zones to the red level for COVID-19 protection measures from December 17 to January 11.

The decision is designed to better restrict activities over the holidays that could lead to further spread of COVID-19 among communities.

The only regions of Québec not going to red will go to orange.  They are:


Northern Québec


Grosse-Île and Iles-de-la-Madeleine


Terres-Cries-de-la Baie James

In the red zones, all private social gatherings will be prohibited.

A temporary ban on traveling to a region at the orange level will be in effect between December 17 and January 11.

Related links:

The measures applicable to the red zone are available online at Quebec.ca.

To find out more about the regional alert and gradual intervention system: msss.gouv.qc.ca/presse.

To find out more about the coronavirus and the measures put in place: https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/.

James Morgan

James Morgan is a freelance contributor. He has worked for several print and broadcast media outlets. James loves the history, natural beauty, and people of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

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