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July 7, 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.

No new health measures for now

Dr. Luc Boileau, National Director of Public Health, and Christian Dubé, Minister of Health and Social Services, today reported on the COVID-19 situation in Québec.

While Québec is entering a seventh wave and all indicators are up, no new health restriction is being considered for now.

“When I say the situation is under control for now, I say at the same time that we must remain very vigilant. We are a few days from the construction holiday. I repeat: people must particularly respect the isolation rules, which are one of the ways to live with the virus,” Christian Dubé said.

Reminder of isolation instructions

Dr. Luc Boileau reminded the public of the importance of respecting the isolation instructions when they have COVID-19.

“When you catch COVID, whether one of the earlier variants or the current variants, the symptoms last ten days. Above all, you must self-isolate for five days, and then be very careful with other people for the next five days. Take a rapid test, certainly, but it could be negative at first and positive later,” Dr. Luc Boileau added.

In addition, the government authorities invite the public to wear a mask this summer in crowded public places, such as public transportation, festivals, shows or major events.

Vaccination decision-making table

The Government will publish a table on quebec.ca to help Quebecers know the best time to go for their booster dose.

Minister Dubé emphasized the importance of vaccination. “I wish we would start talking about “booster doses”. We aren’t counting doses any more. The booster dose must become a habit,” Christian Dubé explained.