According to the Institut national de santé public du Québec (INSPQ), there were 250 confirmed, active cases of COVID-19 among residents of the MRC d’Argenteuil as of Tuesday, January 25. The cases in Argenteuil were part of 3,192 active cases on Tuesday across the Laurentides region.
On January 25, a COVID-19 outbreak remained in effect at the Lachute hospital, according to the CISSS des Laurentides regional health authority. COVID-19 outbreaks were also in effect at the following long-term care and retirement facilities across the MRC d’Argenteuil as of January 25:
- Résidence de Lachute
- Au coeur de la vie d’Argenteuil
- Résidence St-Philippe in Brownsburg-Chatham
- Résidence Médaillon d’Or in Lachute
- CHSLD Argenteuil in Lachute
As of January 25, active COVID-19 cases were reported at one school in the MRC d’Argenteuil, Polyvalente Lavigne in Lachute.
INSPQ reported 45,436 confirmed active cases of COVID-19 across Québec as of January 25. There were 2,977 more active cases of COVID-19 across Québec on January 25 than there had been on January 24. There were 3,278 people in hospital across Québec as a result of COVID-19 on January 25 and 263 of those patients were in intensive care.
A series of significant COVID-19 related restrictions are currently in effect across Québec as part of the response to the omicron variant.
Proof of vaccination
Proof of vaccination must be shown by customers of all SAQ liquor stores, SQDC cannabis stores, and most large retail stores. Exemptions apply for supermarkets and drugstores.
Private gatherings in homes must be limited to occupants of the same residence.
Exceptions may include a visitor to provide service or support, and a single person (with their children, if applicable) can join a family bubble.
Places of worship
Places of worship are closed, with an exception for funerals which must be limited to 25 people.
Outdoor events are still authorized but with a maximum of 250 people.
Dining rooms are being closed. Delivery and take-out orders are still possible.
All stores will be closed on Sundays, except for certain businesses such as convenience stores, gas stations and pharmacies.
Indoor sports are suspended, unless they are practiced by a single person, by two people, or by the occupants of the same residence.
The indoor facilities of downhill ski centres and snowmobile relays are open only to allow people to warm up and have access to the bathrooms. It is forbidden to consume food inside ski facility buildings. Food services may still offer take-out orders.
Presently, all Québec residents aged 18 and older are eligible for a COVID-19 booster vaccination as long as it has been three months or more since their last dose. https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/progress-of-the-covid-19-vaccination/additional-dose-covid-19-vaccine. To book a vaccination appointment in Québec, go to https://portal3.clicsante.ca/ or call 1-877-644-4545.