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Thursday, November 30, 2023

Quebec’s mask ruling is over


Key takeaways: 

  • Masks are still needed in some areas, such as public transit and hospitals.
  • Quebec’s mask order ended on Saturday, but masks are still needed in several public areas, including public transit and hospitals. 

Today, Quebecers will no longer have to sport a mask in most indoor areas across the region.

The region’s required mask order has been in place since July 2020 for 21 straight months but officially ends on Saturday, making Quebec the last area to drop its order.

However, masks will still be needed in some places, at least for now. Here’s what you ought to know.

Where are masks no longer instructed?

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Quebecers will no longer have to sport a mask in most indoor areas across the region

Most indoor areas in a Quebecer’s everyday life will no longer need masks, including grocery shops, gyms, and restaurants.

Here’s a list of locations where masks are no longer needed:

  • Retail businesses (including grocery shops and drugstores).
  • Shopping malls.
  • Diners and bars.
  • Places of worship.
  • Indoor fitness camps and gyms.
  • Personal care companies, such as spas and hairstylists.
  • Cultural and sports platforms with viewers.
  • Government offices.

However, Quebecers can still sport a mask indoors should they decide to. Also, a business can choose to set its own mask rule.

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