The number of closed schools in Montreal is increasing
Positive cases of COVID-19 are increasing in schools in Quebec. According to the Direction régionale de santé publique (DRSP) of Montreal, the number of closed schools now stands at 11.
On December 15, 40% of active outbreaks in the province were at the primary level and preschool, according to data from the National Institute of Public Health of Quebec (INSPQ).
Our approach to countering the Omicron variant is suppressive and very severe. As soon as a case of Omicron is identified in a class, the class closes.
Jean-Nicolas Aubé, spokesperson for the Direction régionale de santé publique de Montréal
Limit the risk of contamination
Prime Minister François Legault announced Thursday a series of measures that will be taken in the school network to reduce the risk of contamination , due to the virulence of the Omicron variant.
The date of the start of the school year is maintained for students in preschool education and elementary schools, but it is postponed to January 10 for secondary schools and the college, university, vocational training and general adult education networks, in the all of Quebec. Some courses will be done remotely.
The universities, for their part, count few cases, expect to finish the fall session as planned and indicate that they are closely monitoring the situation for the winter session.
Remember that Quebec has announced the reintroduction of the intervention mask in class and in common spaces, in all educational settings, starting next Monday, December 20.
Date By December 15, about 47% of children aged 5 to 11 had received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. This rate climbs to 53% if we add the approximately 41 & nbsp; 900 & nbsp; children who are waiting for an appointment.
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