Quebecers will no longer be required to wear masks on public transportation as soon as Saturday, June 18.
This recommendation was made by health officials after reviewing the rather low number of COVID-19 cases in the province.
Health Minister Christian Dubé announced in a news statement that, “This is an important step, which confirms the significant improvement of the epidemiological situation in recent weeks. The decision to wear a mask, both in public places and on public transit, will remain a personal choice."
While the mask mandate will no longer be in effect on public transit, masks will still be mandatory at the following locations: general and specialized care hospitals, long-term care facilities, CLSCs, and medical clinics where a physician, nurse or nursing assistant practices.
Health officials would like to remind Quebecers that if you test positive for COVID-19 you are contagious for up to 10 days, and should be isolated for a minimum of 5 days. They add that when infected, it is not the time to go to restaurants or invite company over after the 5 day quarantine period is done.
For more information on COVID-19 in the province, we invite you to visit the government’s website here.