Quebec recommends wearing masks in public spaces – CBC

Health minister encourages mask use in all public spaces, except daycares and schools

Nov 16, 2022

Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé and public health officials are once again recommending Quebecers wear masks in public spaces.

The government said the measure is recommended for people of all ages, but they stopped short of making it mandatory in the province.

The government is not extending its recommendation to schools and daycares, said Dubé.

The measure comes amid growing concern the health system is being overburdened by rising cases of respiratory illnesses, such as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the flu and COVID-19.

The province’s College of Physicians had previously also urged people to wear masks, citing a “worrying rise” especially among children and overflowing pediatric emergency rooms.

Despite the surge, Premier François Legault insisted on Tuesday that there was “no question” of reinstating a mask mandate for public spaces.

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