COVID-19: Education Minister Jean-François Roberge tested positive
Minister of Education, Jean-François Roberge
Minister of Education of Quebec, Jean-Francois Roberge, tested positive for COVID-19. He will be in isolation until December 25.
He made the announcement Thursday noon on Twitter.
“Public Health recommends that I be isolated until December 25 with a positive COVID-19 result, which I will obviously do. I should point out that I have been placed in administrative segregation since Monday, December 13. My family is doing well, ”he wrote.
La Santé publique me recommande d’être isolé jusqu’au 25 décembre à la suite d’un résultat positif à la COVID-19, ce que je ferai évidemment. Je précise que je me suis placé en isolement préventif depuis lundi 13 décembre. Ma famille se porte bien.
— Jean-F. Roberge (@jfrobergeQc) December 16, 2021
Minister Roberge is currently on the spot regarding delays in the installation of carbon dioxide (CO2) readers in schools. These are an important tool to counter the spread of the virus since they must measure the air quality in the establishments.
However, the majority of schools in Quebec did not receive CO2 readers, although the ministry plan was to provide them to all classes before December 17. The government does not even know the quantities of CO2 readers actually operating in the field.
The Premier of Quebec, François Legault, will hold a press briefing at 6 pm during which he will announce “important measures” due to the rapid growth of the Omicron variant, extremely contagious, even if less severe.