15 March 2020 – Further measures taken to curb pandemic

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Corrections / Justice, Health, Private Sector and Businesses
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Adapting or closing offices, businesses, institutions, and operations; Gatherings, businesses, and services; Legal and policy; Regulatory change
Level of Jurisdiction: Quebec
Lead People/Agency: Health and social services minister

Overview: Closing of all public places (culture, education, sports, leisure, entertainment, bars, nightclubs, restaurants) except restaurants without buffets (half of regular accommodation capacity, takeway authorized) ;
Maintenance of childcare facilities for health and social services employers ; Possibility for retired health workers to be employed by health services ; Trial must be hold behind closed doors ; Visit suspension in prison (lawyers excepted) ;
Administrative and executive councils must be hold behind closed doors ; Public workforce deployment out of regular functions authorized.
Full details here: https://cdn-contenu.quebec.ca/cdn-contenu/adm/min/sante-services-sociaux/publications-adm/lois-reglements/AM_numero_2020-004.pdf?1584380124

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat