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April 21, 2022 – Update by the provincial government regarding the COVID-19 pandemic

Here is a status report on the recent decisions and actions of the provincial government in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mandatory mask mandate maintained until mid-May

Dr. Luc Boileau, Acting National Director of Public Health, announces that the mandatory mask mandate will be maintained for public places and public transportation until mid-May.

“The situation is stabilizing, which seems reassuring, but it is crucial to remain cautious for the next few days. I invite Quebecers to continue their usual collaboration and show great vigilance in their daily risk management, especially with vulnerable or immunocompromised people,” says Dr. Luc Boileau.

The situation is being closely monitored and could be reconsidered if it were to improve substantially by then.

Isolation of immunocompromised people

Following a Public Health recommendation, immunocompromised people will no longer have to isolate themselves for 21 days in the presence of COVID-19 symptoms.

They must now isolate for 10 days.

Evusheld medication

Health Canada has approved a medication by AstraZeneca, Evusheld, intended for people who cannot receive a conventional vaccine or who, even if vaccinated, do not benefit from sufficient immunity.

It is used to prevent symptomatic COVID-19 infection for immunocompromised people.

The medication is authorized for adults and adolescents age 12 and older.