COVID-19
Schools, CEGEPs, universities and daycare services in Quebec are closed for two weeks starting next Monday
Article published on 13 March 2020
logo imprimer
Noter cet article :
0 vote

Schools, CEGEPs, universities and daycare services in Quebec will be closed for a period of two weeks starting next Monday.

Premier of Quebec François Legault, made the announcement Friday at a media debrief. At this time, 17 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Quebec, two of which are currently hospitalized.

The Hauts-Bois-de-l’Outaouais School Board indicated that schools and adult general education centers will be closed from March 16th to March 27th. This announcement also concerns all teaching staff. Same thing with Western Quebec.

Return to class should therefore take place on Monday, March 30th, unless otherwise indicated.

Health Minister Danielle McCann announced that fifteen new screening centers will be deployed across Quebec in the coming days, including in Outaouais.

The CISSS de l’Outaouais indicated that the clinic will be located at 135, boulevard St-Raymond, in Gatineau (Hull sector), and will open on Saturday. Users must contact 1-877-644-4545 to obtain an appointment to the clinic. The CISSS de l’Outaouais plans to conduct up to 400 screening tests per week. They also do not exclude adding additional centers in the various sectors of the Outaouais if needed.

For questions related to the virus, the government is asking to call 1-877-644-4545 rather than 811.

Measures announced by the Premier of Quebec, François Legault:
- Self-isolation for 14 days for anyone who, as of March 12th, 2020, returns from abroad
- Mandatory isolation for 14 days for all public service employees and health care, education and daycare workers, both private and public, who, as of March 12th, 2020, return from abroad
- The cancellation, as of March 12th, 2020 and for 30 days, of indoor gatherings of more than 250 people or unnecessary gatherings.
- The closing of all childcare services (childcare centres, subsidized and non-subsidized childcare services, home childcare services and unregulated childcare services) and the education network (elementary and secondary schools, training centres, private schools, CEGEPs, colleges and universities) from Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 27th. (However, measures will be implemented to continue to offer childcare services to parents who work in the health network and in essential services)
- Access to CHSLDs will be restricted by security officers, who will verify the origin of visitors and require hand washing.

Click here to find out what measures are in place for the province

For information at the provincial and national levels, please consult the news from 98.5 COGECO, partner of CHIP 101.9. (in French)

Les Nouvelles du Pontiac

Strike continues for the Family day care centers in the Pontiac

18 September 2020

In a recent interview with the union representative of the Family daycare centers (CPE) in the Pontiac Lissa Laroche, stated that the strikes for daycare centers will continue indefinitely as of Monday if the demands of the CPE's aren't met. CHIP101.9 · Clip - Lissa Laroche - strike This comes (...)

lire la suite

Visibility action for teachers Collective agreement

18 September 2020

Around 150 teachers from the Hautes-Rivières Teachers Union (SPEHR FSE-CSQ) gathered throughout the Outaouais region last Thursday to remind the population and the government that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers are still negotiating their collective agreement. In an interview, the (...)

lire la suite

Supporting your child who learns at a distance

18 September 2020

In a press release sent on Friday, the Centre de services scolaire des Hauts-Bois l'Outaouais (CSSHBO) invites parents and guardians to watch 5 video clips that offer advice to parents to support their children in completing school work at home. The purpose of these capsules is to guide (...)

lire la suite

The municipality of Pontiac modifies its mutual aid agreement with Bristol

18 September 2020

During their most recent municipal council meeting, the municipality of Pontiac passed a resolution modifying its emergency response agreement with the municipality of Bristol. According to the resolution, firefighters from both municipalities will respond to a house fire in proximity to the (...)

lire la suite

MRC Pontiac resolves to create pilot project to hire staff at the Shawville hospital

18 September 2020

The MRC Pontiac held its regular regional council of mayors meeting Wednesday night during which a resolution was tabled regarding the Heath care and Obstetrics at the Pontiac Hospital. According to the Warden of the MRC Pontiac Jane Toller, it was resolved to create a pilot project focused on (...)

lire la suite

Archaeological survey to uncover the location of the Fort Coulonge

18 September 2020

In a follow up interview with Greg Piasetzki, who is in the process of organizing an Archaeological Survey to uncover the location of the Hudson's Bay fur trading post in the Pontiac also known as the Fort Coulonge, confirmed that, COVID-19 permitting, the survey would be conducted over the (...)

lire la suite


Advertising