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MONTREAL -- While Quebec reported more than 1,200 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and almost 120 more deaths this weekend, the gradual reopening of the province ramps up again as of Monday, particularly in the Greater Montreal area, which has been hit hardest by the pandemic.
Non-essential retail stores outside of the Montreal region already reopened May 4 and elementary schools and daycares there followed suit a week later. (Construction, manufacturing and real-estate activities across Quebec have also already resumed.)
On Monday, many eyes will turn to the province’s most populous region as its reopening begins in earnest after more than two months during which most non-essential businesses and services have been on pause due to public-health orders aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19.
Below is a list of the types of businesses and services that will reopen in the Montreal area and the rest of the province in the coming days, and when. (Note: the dates below reflect when a business or service has the green light to reopen; some businesses may choose to open at a later date or not at all):
MONDAY (JUNE 1)
Patrons of the above businesses and services can expect public health measures such as physical distancing, handwashing and a limit on the number of customers at any one time.
Quebec public health officials are strongly recommending that people wear masks when in stores or other businesses. Some businesses may require the wearing of a face covering.