22 March 2020 – Ministry of Health and Social Services introduces measures closing non-essential businesses

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Education, Health, Local Government, Social Services
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Adapting or closing offices, businesses, institutions, and operations; Legal and policy; Electoral changes
Level of Jurisdiction: Quebec
Lead People/Agency: Minister of Health and Social Services (Danielle McCann)

Overview: Education conventions modified to allow extension and reallocation of activities and working hours ;
Cancellation of all electoral procedures or to be replaced by written consultation ;
Closing of all restaurant rooms still opened ;
Closing of retailers and common areas in commercial centers (excepted for food, pharmacies, and alcohol) ;
Closing of hairdressers and aesthetics centers
Full details here: https://cdn-contenu.quebec.ca/cdn-contenu/adm/min/sante-services-sociaux/publications-adm/lois-reglements/AM_numero_2020-008.pdf?1584983804

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat