Yesterday, Montreal, Laval, and the remaining Red Zones in Quebec turned Orange. Today, Quebec Premier François Legault announced that as of next Monday (June 14th), all of Quebec’s Orange Zones will become Yellow Zones.
The Premier made the announcement at an early afternoon press conference joined by Christian Dubé, Minister of Health and Social Services, and National Public Health Director Dr. Horacio Arruda. He added that the one region of concern that may not turn Yellow is Chaudière-Appalaches.
So what does being in a Yellow Zone mean? Well:
- Indoor home visits are permitted for maximum two households
- Outdoor home visits (backyards and balconies) are permitted for a maximum of eight people
- Bars can re-open until midnight at 50% capacity with customers remaining seated, no more than two households per table (as well as other restrictions). Bar terrasses are already scheduled to re-open province-wide this Friday
- Indoor recreation is permitted with certain restrictions
- Travel between regions and cities is not recommended, but permitted
A full list of what being in a Yellow Zone means, including rules for auditoriums, funerals and places of worship as well as more detailed bar and recreation rules can be found on Quebec’s COVID-19 website.
The next stage down and the best stage to be at (aside from “pandemic over”) is the Green Zone, a status currently only enjoyed by Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Côte-Nord, Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Nord-du-Québec. As it may be in everyone else’s future, here’s what it means:
- Indoor and outdoor (backyards and balconies) home visits are permitted for a maximum of ten people from different addresses or the occupants of three households
- Bars are open with a maximum of three residences or ten people sharing the same table. The other restrictions are the same as in Yellow Zones
- Travel between regions and cities is possible
A full list of what being in a Green Zone means is available on Quebec’s COVID-19 website.
Legault also said that students graduating can have their proms, albeit outside and for a maximum of 250 people.