Campbell’s Bay, December 16, 2020 – The MRC Pontiac will move to a RED ZONE as of December 17, 2020
Last night, Quebec Premier François Legault announced that as of December 17, 2020, all orange zones in the COVID-19 alert system will be changed to RED ZONES until January 11.
Due to the recent evolution of the epidemiological situation, private gatherings, whether inside or outside, in regions and territories that are on high alert (red zone) will be prohibited for the entire holiday season, from December 17, 2020 to January 10, 2021 inclusively. However, during this period, single people, including their children, may join another family bubble during this period. They must always join the same family bubble.
COVID-19-related instructions for the holiday season: https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/covid-19-related-instructions-holiday-season/
Please visit the Québec.ca website at the following link to see the current restrictions that apply to red zones: https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/progressive-regional-alert-and-intervention-system/level-4-maximum-alert-red/
“I have always been extremely proud of the prevention efforts that Pontiac residents have made to date for COVID-19. At the beginning of the week, we thought we would remain in the orange zone, but with yesterday’s announcement by the Premier, we now know that all orange zones become red zones as of December 17th. I believe that this decision was based on the need, province-wide, to control the spiralling increase of cases and to prevent our health system from becoming overwhelmed, especially during the busy holiday season. I am pleased to know that many of our businesses will be able to stay open until December 25 and that churches will be able to have 25 people to participate in services. I know it’s very disappointing, but we’re going to get through this together,” said Jane Toller, Warden of the MRC Pontiac.
The MRC Pontiac offices will be closed to the public
From December 17, all MRC staff will work remotely and the building will be closed to the public until January 11. Our staff will continue to be available by email and voicemail.
The SAAQ office will remain open
Since we consider the SAAQ office to be an essential service for our population, we will continue to be open to our clients by appointment only. Anyone wishing to come to the point of service can make an appointment online: https://saaq.gouv.qc.ca/prise-de-rendez-vous/?point-de-service=MRCPontiac or by calling 819-648-5689 ext. 0.