The return mask in elementary schools in the Quebec region

The return mask in the primary schools of the region of Quebec

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It is the return of masks for elementary school children who attend a school in the Quebec City region in the coming days.

Coming into force of this measure aims to control the outbreaks which are on the increase, according to the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale.

The 5-11 age group is the one that is most represented in the active cases. There are 185 cases of this group out of 512 in total.

There are 29 active outbreaks in progress in our territory, including 14 in elementary schools.

Currently, 59% of young people aged 5 to 11 in the Capitale-Nationale region have received a first dose of the vaccine or have made an appointment. This is the highest percentage in Quebec. The provincial average is 45%.

More specifically, out of 55,000 young people aged 5 to 11 in the Capitale-Nationale region, 16,794 received a dose of vaccine and 15,243 had an appointment. -you.

The Capitale-Nationale remains preserved for the moment, but the number of positive cases is rising, especially in elementary schools where children are not yet fully protected, said Dr. André Dontigny, & nbsp; regional director of public health of the Capitale-Nationale.

This is why, according to him, the wearing of a mask will be reintroduced in elementary schools, in order to break the chain of transmission, in most of the sub-territories of the Capitale-Nationale region (except Charlevoix)

The School Service Centers have been notified and offer us excellent cooperation. A letter will be sent to parents tomorrow, for the measure to come into force on Friday, December 10.

The elementary mask is a measure that is already in place in certain regions of Quebec, depending on the epidemiological situation .

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