Removal of health restrictions | Masks are mandatory at some universities

The universities will maintain the obligation to wear a mask in class until the end of the semester, even if the planned activity is canceled by public health in mid-April.

Lea Carrier

McGill and Concordia universities will continue to wear masks throughout the semester, which ends at the end of April.

Public Health aims to make mask-wearing optional “by mid-April” in all public places except public transport. If the health context allows it, help can intervene by the end of March.

McGill University estimates that after two years of wearing the mask, some may “need a period of adaptation”. “That’s why we decided to maintain most of our defenses against Covit-19,” said Shirley Gordonas, publicist for the remainder of the quarter, including wearing a mask.

The masks will remain the same at Concordia University, where the exam period ends on the 1stUh May.

The whole semester is done wearing the mask and it is not necessary to change it very close to the end of the session.

Vannina Maestrochi, spokesperson for Concordia University

The University of Montreal has not yet decided on the future of the mask on its campuses. “Our team of experts is examining the situation in collaboration with public health. We will update our community soon,” spokeswoman Geneviève O’Mira said. The University of Quebec in Montreal should also look into the matter in the coming days.

drop the mask

Unlike elementary and middle schools across the province, which eliminated mask-wearing after spring break, universities will drop the action once Quebec is given the go-ahead.

This is the case of the University of Sherbrooke.

When the government removes the obligation to wear a mask [d’intervention] In indoor public spaces, wearing a mask is no longer mandatory at the Université de Sherbrooke.

Excerpt from the press release from the administration of Sherbrooke University

“However, if people continue to want to wear masks, we will leave masks and hydroalcoholic disinfectants at the entrances to buildings. Same for surface disinfection, but the university wants to abandon it at the end of the summer if “ everything is fine”.

Université Laval will adjust its health instructions “according to the orders issued by the competent authorities”. “It includes instructions on how to wear a mask,” writes spokesperson Simon La Terror.