People positive for COVID-19: five-day isolation maintained in Quebec

COVID-19 positive people: Qué bec


Unlike Ontario, Quebec does not plan “for now” to lift the five-day isolation requirement for people who test positive for COVID-19. < /p>

“There are currently no plans to change the 5-day isolation rules. Public health authorities continue to monitor the situation closely,” replied Marie-Hélène Émond, spokesperson for the Ministry of Health.  

Earlier this week, the Prime Minister Legault had referred the question on this specific issue to his Minister of Health, Christian Dubé.  

Marjaurie Côté-Beaulieu, Mr. Dubé's press secretary, then affirmed that “we continue to have discussions with public health regarding the management of the pandemic, but at this stage, we have not had a recommendation from public health to this effect from the government side”. 

In Ontario

For two weeks, Ontarians with COVID-19 are no longer required to self-isolate for five days.  

However, they should stay home until the fever subsides and there has been an improvement in symptoms for at least 24 hours. They are also required to wear the mask in public places for 10 days following the onset of symptoms.