23 March 2020 – Ministry of Health and Social Services prohibits visiting care facilities

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Corrections / Justice, Health, Social Services
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Special populations
Level of Jurisdiction: Quebec
Lead People/Agency: Minister of Health and Social Services (Danielle McCann)

Overview: Suspension of visits in long-term care homes ;
Suspension of visits in retirement and resting homes ;
Suspension of visits in social-family facilities with vulnerable individuals
(exception for “necessary humanitarian visits”, health and supply)
Suspension of certain judicial delays and search by telewarrant authorized
Full details here: https://cdn-contenu.quebec.ca/cdn-contenu/adm/min/sante-services-sociaux/publications-adm/lois-reglements/AM_numero_2020-009.pdf?1585060917

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat