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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
  • Covid-19 regional update: 101 new cases, 2 new hospitalizations

    The regional public health is reporting 101 new cases of COVID-19. Currently, in the Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands there are 658 active cases and 5 hospitalizations.

    MRC New CasesActive Cases
    Avignon+1394
    Bonaventure+24124
    Rocher-Percé+15178
    Côte-de-Gaspé+1589
    Haute-Gaspésie+18102
    Îles-de-la-Madeleine +1671
    Gaspé Peninsula Magdalen Islands Total+101658

    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.)

    Beginning on Tuesday, January 4, bookings for booster shots will be opened up gradually and by age group

    • Currently: ages 60 to 64
    • January 4: ages 55 to 59
    • 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