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Regional update: Possible outbreak connected to Hart store in Chandler; Walk-in clinics in New Richmond and Paspebiac


The Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands Department of Public Health is calling on anyone who was at the Hart store in Chandler between May 14 and 18 inclusively and who has COVID-19 symptoms to go for a screening test.

The communication from Public Health says “It is recommended to make an appointment via the site or by phone (1 877 644-4545). Those affected are not subject to quarantine unless they have COVID-19 symptoms. If this is the case, they should quarantine until they receive their screening result.” To avoid a long waiting period, it is recommended that you do not go to a walk-in clinic.

Vaccination Update

There will be two walk-in vaccination clinics available for individuals who have not yet been able to secure an appointment for their first COVID-19 vaccination. You must bring your medicare card. Anyone with an appointment already booked for a different date and time will be refused entry.

  • Tuesday, May 25, from noon to 8 p.m., at Carrefour Baie-des-Chaleurs, in New Richmond, located at 122 boulevard Perron Ouest (the former SAQ location);
  • Thursday, May 27, from noon to 8 p.m., at the Paspebiac Sports Complex, located at 185 rue Maldemay.

Everyone 18+ may now book an appointment by clicking here.

Teens: Starting May 25, teens aged between 12 and 17 will be able to book appointments for a vaccination, Pfizer is the approved vaccine for this age group in Quebec. Refer to previous post for more info.

Regional portait

Total casesNew CasesActive Cases
Recovered CasesCurrent Hosp.Total Hosp.Deaths
18921 13646
MRCCases since March 2020Active Cases
Bonaventure416 n.d.
Rocher-Percé481 (+4)11
Haute-Gaspésie96 (+1)10
Îles-de-la Madeleine 510
Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine 200358

Provincial portrait

Total casesNew CasesRecovered CasesDeaths
366,394752348,694 11,075 (+9)
437 (-23)106 (-1)5,595,4894,747,192