By Michael Boriero
Local Journalism Initiative
Quebec Provincial Association Of Teachers (QPAT) President Heidi Yetman’s wishes were answered in part on Tuesday afternoon, after Education Minister Jean-François Roberge announced masks will be mandatory in elementary and high school classrooms.
The Record spoke to Yetman on Monday, discussing, among other things, the lack of communication with the ministry of education since Roberge last made an announcement on Aug. 11. Her biggest concern was about masks and the fourth wave.
“The Delta variant is highly contagious. Our 12 and unders are not vaccinated. We also know that vaccinated people can still transmit the virus, so we need at least to reinforce the mask,” Yetman said in a phone interview Monday afternoon.