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Quebec government implements mandatory work-from-home order

One of many new measures implemented today to combat Omicron.

Today, Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé issued a mandatory work-from-home order as one of many new safety measures being implemented to combat the Omicron variant. The order applies to non-essential workers as well as civil servants.

In addition, primary and secondary schools will also be closing as of Tuesday and until at least Jan. 10, 2022, though daycares will remain open.

Bars, performance venues, gyms, spas, sports centres and venues, movie theatres and casinos will be closed as of 5 p.m. tonight.

Quebec government implements mandatory work-from-home order

Last night the Quebec government announced a pause in all ministerial activities, and today’s press conference was conducted via Zoom from the homes of Dubé, public health director Horacio Arruda and Daniel Paré, the head of the province’s vaccine rollout.

In last week’s press conference, work-from-home was suggested to employers as a voluntary measure to prevent the spread of the pandemic’s fifth wave.

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