Estrie moves to orange alert level Oct.1

Record Staff

With Montreal, Quebec City and the Chaudière-Appalaches regions reaching the highest pandemic alert level and facing strict rules for gatherings and closures of restaurant dining rooms, bars, museums and theatres, the Estrie region will also have new rules to follow, moving to orange alert level as of Oct. 1.
Reaching the orange level means the region’s population and businesses will need to implement the following measures:
A maximum of 25 people indoors and outdoors is allowed in public spaces;
A maximum of six people per table in bars, pubs, taverns, casinos. Food and alcohol sales end at 11 p.m. and close at midnight, and owners are obligated to keep a register of patrons;
A maximum of six people per table in restaurants. Alcohol sales end at 11 p.m. and consumption must end at midnight;
One person per household should enter shops, and delivery services and assistance from relatives is recommended for people at high risk;
Interregional travel is not recommended;
CHSLDs will only receive visits for humanitarian purposes and visits from caregivers providing significant assistance.
Quebec is reporting 799 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of people infected in the province to 73,450.
Two deaths have occurred in the last 24 hours, and five deaths which occurred between Sept. 22 and Sept. 27 were added for a total of 5,833 in Quebec. The number of hospitalizations increased by 35 compared to the previous day, for a cumulative total of 247. Among those, the number of people in intensive care increased by 4, for a total of 41.
In the Estrie region, 23 new cases of COVID-19 were reported bringing the local total to 1,762.
Among the outbreaks under watch by the CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS, 11 new cases were reported at Granby Hospital (12 users, 12 employees, one death), and one new case was reported at Le Salésien high school in Sherbrooke bringing the total there to five cases.
Le Riverain, a seniors’ residence in Granby also reported seven new cases, bringing the total there to nine (six residents, three employees).

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