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Montreal to be an orange zone June 7, allowing restaurants to reopen

No more red zones anywhere in Quebec.

In a press conference this afternoon, Quebec Premier François Legault announced that Montreal, Laval, Chaudière-Appalaches, Estrie and Bas-Saint-Laurent will all become an orange zone as of Monday, June 7 — leaving no red zones left in Quebec. In orange zones, restaurants will be open for indoor dining, up to 8 people from two households can mingle privately outdoors, high school kids are going back to school full time and up to 12 people can engage in no-contact sports activities outdoors. (Also, popcorn and other concessions will once again be sold in movie theatres!)

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Quebec deconfinement June 7

In other parts of Quebec, the reopening plan is going even further on June 7. Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, Mauricie, Centre-du-Québec and the east side of Bas-Saint-Laurent will become yellow zones (allowing two-household bubbles indoors with masks, among people who’ve received at least one vaccine dose), and Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Côte-Nord and Nord-du-Québec will become green zones (allowing bars — which can reopen in all zones with terrasse seating as of June 11 — to seat groups of up to 10 people, with masks).

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Quebec reopening plan (Montreal to be an orange zone June 7, allowing restaurants to reopen)

For more about the Quebec reopening plan, please visit the provincial government’s website.


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