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End of mandatory masks in most public places as of May 14th

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Îles de la Madeleine

The Acting National Director of Public Health, Dr. Luc Boileau, announced yesterday that masks will no longer be required to be worn in most public spaces as of May 14th.

As the pandemic indicators are declining, he believes that the time has come to lift the requirement in place since July 18, 2020.

However, he invites citizens to use their judgment as to which situations may still warrant the wearing of a mask.

For the time being, masks are still required to be worn on public transit and in health care facilities such as hospitals, medical clinics and long-term care facilities.

In addition, masks are still required in public places during the days following a period of isolation, as well as for a period of ten days for those who live with an infected person.

In the Islands, the number of active cases of COVID-19 continues to decline with 26 cases reported as of today.

In addition, measures are still in effect at the CISSS des Îles to restrict the number of visitors to the hospital and CHSLDs.

However, the limit was lifted last Friday for other seniors’ living environments.

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