Next week, all Quebec high school students will return to full-time in-person classes.
During a Tuesday afternoon press conference, Premier François Legault said the announcement is one of two eased measures the government could announce.
Students in Secondary 3, 4, and 5 across Quebec, including red zones, will “stop the hybrid system” as of Monday, March 29. “They will go to school every day,” he said.
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“For me, this is wonderful news,” he continued. “That’s where our children need to be, in school every day.”
Jusqu’à maintenant, le QC résiste à la 3e vague, mais on a encore quelques semaines difficiles devant nous. Il faut continuer d’être prudent pendant qu’on accélère la vaccination. Pour tous les détails, suivez notre point de presse en direct: https://t.co/L7YeVQgK2o
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Legault said “things are going well,” but he stressed that the “war is not yet done.” The premier said he was happy that Quebec is nearing the 1 million mark of vaccinations but said it takes three to four weeks to “have the full effect.”
He says public health will be vaccinating 50,000 citizens a day “over the next few days.”
Apart from the reopening of high schools full-time, Legault said that as of Wednesday, all senior residences will open their lunchrooms.
“It will be good for elders to be able to have lunch together and to see other people who they live with,” he said.
Legault also announced that he will be getting his COVID-19 vaccination shot on Friday in Montreal. He said “it is my turn,” now that Montreal has opened registration for vaccine appointments for everyone 60 years old and older.
The premier’s vaccine will be open to the public.