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:
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.
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/.