Quebec students are supposed to be exempt from class this fall if they live with a medically vulnerable person, but when one Montreal family tried to get a doctor's note they realized it's not that easy.
The Government of Quebec rule requiring that masks be worn in closed public places respects the provisions of the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, according to the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse (CDPDJ).
Quebec’s back-to-school experiment begins in just under three weeks, but many teachers say they’re dreading being the test subjects, partly because adults generally get much sicker from COVID-19 than kids.
Quebec’s premier said Tuesday that he’s confident of two things: first, that a second wave of COVID-19 is on the way, and second, that it won’t be as bad as the first, since the province is better prepared.
The province may have scrapped the idea of separating classes into “bubbles” of six students, but Quebec teachers and parents say they feel left in the lurch when it comes to other details, from properly working windows to distance education.
New data suggests that more than 500 COVID-19 infections in Canada have been linked to public venues including stores, bars, restaurants, daycares and schools since the beginning of July as more businesses continue to reopen and restrictions are eased.
Keeping the novel coronavirus at bay will require many more months of physical distancing, ramped-up testing and contact tracing, quarantining and workplace and community closures to handle outbreaks, says a new report published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.