As a Quebec institution, we have several factors to consider in terms of imposing requirements: the epidemiological situation in the province, community support, and the ability to apply a safety measure that is neither mandated by government nor implemented elsewhere, outside of medical settings.
The decision to remove the mask mandate in public places was made by INSPQ and the Government of Quebec. It was based on the epidemiological situation, including the positive effects of high vaccination rates on COVID-19 virulence, as measured through hospitalization data.
Because we take the health and safety of our community members extremely seriously, we recommend that those entering our spaces continue to wear a mask. We are also continuing to supply masks through dispensers at most building entrances.