COVID-19
Masks will be mandatory in public transport from July 13th
Article published on 1 July 2020
logo imprimer
Noter cet article :
0 vote

The wearing of a mask or face cover will be mandatory in public transport from July 13th for people aged 12 and over.

The transportation services across the province will be preparing to apply this new measure, which will be implemented in a few days. The Premier of Quebec, François Legault.

Mr. Legros suggests that users of the Transcollines service get their own masks if they have not already done so, so that everyone can be protected in public vehicles.

For the moment, this measure does not apply to shops or other public places, where the use of a face covering or mask is strongly recommended. François Legault has nevertheless warned the population that he will not hesitate to make it mandatory, if the situation requires it. He also took the time during his most recent press conference on Tuesday to appeal to good citizenship, collaboration and a sense of responsibility for Quebecers.

A transitional period of two weeks is planned to implement this measure. Thus, from July 27th, if a person refuses to wear the face cover or the mask, they will be refused access to the public transportation service by the transportation companies. “They will have to ensure compliance with this instruction,” said François Legault. Each transport company will have to develop an implementation strategy, which can be adapted according to its reality and the territory it serves", he added.

The Québec government also recommends wearing a face cover or mask for children aged 2 to 12. However, children under 2 years of age, people whose particular medical condition prevents the wearing of the mask as well as those who are not able to put on or remove the mask by themselves are not affected by this obligation.

Les Nouvelles du Pontiac

Warden Jane Toller is satisfied with François Legault's response

9 July 2020

MRC Pontiac warden Jane Toller said she was satisfied with the response of the Premier of Quebec, François Legault, to the question asked by Élizabeth Séguin of CHIP 101.9 about the project to create energy from household waste. In her daily update, Ms. Toller recalled that she had already met (...)

lire la suite

The Canadian Armed Forces apologize and thank the people of Mansfield for their understanding

9 July 2020

The Canadian Armed Forces have apologized to the public and to municipalities for the military drill that ended last Tuesday at the Davidson sawmill in Mansfield. They acknowledged that there was a lack of communication on their part and that this will not happen again. They wanted to thank (...)

lire la suite

The municipality of Otter Lake asks citizens to limit their use of water

9 July 2020

The municipality of Otter Lake is asking its citizens to limit their water consumption, due to the current heat conditions in the region. Those who wish to water their lawns are asked to do so between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. Remember that there is a heat warning in effect for the Pontiac this (...)

lire la suite

Physical assault of a police officer in Mansfield

9 July 2020

A man, possibly in psychological distress, physically assaulted a police officer from the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), on July 1, in the municipality of Mansfield-et-Pontefract. According to information provided by the SQ information officer, Sergeant Marc Tessier, the police received a call at around (...)

lire la suite

COVID-19 cases identified at Pierre-Janet Hospital

9 July 2020

An employee and three users from the Pierre-Janet hospital center in Gatineau were declared positive for COVID-19 at the start of the week. Josée Filion, president and chief executive officer of the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de l'Outaouais, said that this new outbreak (...)

lire la suite

A 61 year-old man arrested for impaired driving in Mansfield

9 July 2020

On Tuesday, the Sûreté du Québec arrested a 61-year-old man from Fort-Coulonge for impaired driving following a regular roadside check in Mansfield. According to information released by the Sûreté at approximately 9:00 a.m., the man, who had been driving an off-road vehicle on Poirier Street, was (...)

lire la suite


Advertising