COVID-19 – Gatineau announces new red alert level measures
Gatineau, October 10, 2020. – The Government of Quebec has announced that the city of Gatineau and the MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais will be at the red alert level effective Sunday, October 11.
Gatineau has taken this decision under advisement. Every means will be taken to adjust and to apply the government directives while continuing to offer services to residents.
This maximum alert applies some of the most restrictive measures in a targeted manner in order to avoid, as much as possible, a generalized confinement as in the first wave of the pandemic.
The measures applicable to the red alert level include the following, among others: - As of October 15, no organized sport or recreational activity will be permitted. However, individual activities and those done in pairs will be permitted as long as the sanitary measures are followed. - Indoor sport facilities such as arenas, pools and the centre sportif will remain open for individual workouts. - Outdoor sport and recreation facilities will also remain open for individual workouts. - The dressing rooms will be off-limits, with the exception of the lockers for swimming and the washrooms. - The current schedules for skating, swimming, badminton, indoor running and walking will be maintained. A maximum of 25 participants will be admitted. An online registration system is being developed. - Performance halls, theatres and art galleries will be closed. - Libraries will be open, but the only service provided will be no-contact loans. -Library hours will be the same as before. -Browsing through books on the shelves will not be permitted. Documents should be reserved ahead of time, and picked up once you have been notified that they are ready for you. -Computer terminals at the library will be closed. -Reading and work areas at the library will be off-limits. *Please note that on Thanksgiving Day, Monday, October 12, all libraries are closed.
Keep track of updates by checking the COVID-19 Web page on the municipal Web site at gatineau.ca. Gatineau will post regular updates on the situation.
Questions about the services that will be maintained and requests can be called in to 311.
Gatineau strongly urges residents to follow the recommendations issued by the Government of Quebec. Everyone's cooperation is needed under these exceptional circumstances.
“Gatineau is now at the red alert level, and residents are being asked to rise to the occasion for the economy and their health. I am counting on every Gatineau resident to apply the public health measures. It will take each and every one of us doing what it takes to get this virus to back off,” indicated Gatineau Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin.