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Regional update: 120 new cases, 1 new hospitalization

The regional public health is reporting 120 new cases of COVID-19. Currently, in the Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands there are 763 active cases and 4 (+1) hospitalizations.

MRC New CasesActive Cases
Avignon+14105
Bonaventure+16137
Rocher-Percé+44220
Côte-de-Gaspé+22107
Haute-Gaspésie+11111
Îles-de-la-Madeleine +1383
Gaspé Peninsula Magdalen Islands Total+120763

Reminder

Visits are prohibited at the Sainte-Anne-des-monts, Gaspé, Chandler and Maria hospitals.

There are currently, several province-wide measures in place, with the goal to reduce the rapid spread and rising number of cases in the province. Measures include a curfew, closures and limitations to certain businesses.

Curfew

  • between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Exceptions:

  • those going or coming from work or transporting goods for a business
  • a person going to the pharmacy
  • returning from a medical appointment
  • going or returning from a vaccination appointment
  • visiting a sick or injured parent
  • students attending in-person evening classes
  • parents taking or picking up children from shared custody
  • for final travel to a destination requiring an inter-regional or inter-provincial bus, train, plane or boat providing ferry service
  • to comply with a court judgment, to respond to a summons to appear before a court, or to exercise custody or access rights as a parent
  • accompany another person unable to drive to a medical appointment or an other essential service.
  • a parent taking a sick child to the hospital or clinic
  • to donate blood
  • homeless people

Offenders are liable to fines ranging from $1000 to $6000 if they are unable to adequately justify why they are outside the home. Young people 14 years of age and over are subject to a $500 fine.

Prohibited

  • Private indoor gatherings (exception members of the same household, visitor or support for person residing alone)
  • Mandatory tele-work for any activity that can take place remotely
  • Meetings or assemblies
  • Private gatherings in rental halls
  • Conferences

Closures

  • Restaurant dining rooms
  • Places of worship (exception funerals which are limited to 25 people)
  • All non-essential shops closed on Sundays (convenience stores, gas stations and pharmacies deemed essential)
  • Cinemas
  • Spas and saunas (personal care permitted)

Limitations

  • Indoor sports suspended (unless individual or in pairs by members of the same household, or a person living alone with one other person)
  • Downhill ski centres and snowmobile relays (indoor access to sanitary facilities and to warm up, but no eating permitted)
  • Outdoor events max 250 people vaccination passport required
  • Stores capacity limit (1 client per 20m2 of sales area)

Education

  • Elementary and high schools return January 17
  • School daycare facilities open to essential workers
  • Childcare facilities remain open as usual.

Vaccination info

Essential workers in the following categories can book their booster-shot appointments

  • All school personnel
  • All public security staff
  • Staff in community organizations in the health and social service sectors
  • Some employees in the agriculture, fisheries and food sectors (food inspectors and slaughterhouse workers)
  • Private-sector healthcare workers
  • Other workers in the health sector (in social-economy enterprises providing home care services, palliative care, etc.)

Vaccination appointments can be made for:

  • Currently: ages 55 and up
  • January 6: ages 50 to 54
  • January 10: ages 45 to 49
  • January 12: ages 40 to 44
  • January 17: ages 35 to 39
  • January 17: ages 30 to 34
  • January 19: ages 25 to 29
  • January 21: age 18 and up

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