The easing requested by the mayor of Rimoski will come into effect soon as emergency measures are being lifted next Monday in this area of Boss-Saint-Laurent.
Premier Franకోois Legalt announced that the Rimoski-Niget RCM would return to Red Alert status in a few days. The curfew will be pushed back to 9:30 pm, young people will return to class and businesses will reopen.
The government decision was welcomed by the mayor of Rimowski. In its field, the 3rd wave is running out of steam. “It simply came to our notice then. We hope it drops further to reach the orange level, ”explained Mark Parent.
If the situation in Rimowski is encouraging, in the Riviere-du-Loop it is much lower, further west. Boss-Saint-Laurent on Tuesday registered 55 new cases of COVID-19, including 50 cases in Temiscota, Camouraska, Les Basque and especially the Riviere-du-Loop RCM.
Of these four other RCMs, emergency measures still apply slightly.
In Riviere-du-Loop, the Wyandes Dubreton Workers’ Union still does not understand why the plant is open.
At this point, Toll has had 84 positive employees since the outbreak began. Three new recruits were added Tuesday, according to the union, with an additional 100 workers left alone. Overall, nearly 40% of employees are currently out of work.
“It’s not normal. Everyone is scared. Where is the limit? I’m frustrated,” said Union President Yanick Morin.
Public Health has the power to demand a shutdown, but no such decision has been made. According to CISSS spokesman Gilles Termel, the epidemiological situation at Dubreton is of great concern and the employer has made clear assumptions.
“We demanded measures such as distance and wearing a mask,” he said.
The company management did not respond to the journal’s request. For that, CNESST plays a preventive role in the current context of the epidemic.
Inspectors interfere in offices, especially when there is a right to refuse to work under the law.
Between March 13, 2020 and April 25, 2021, inspectors conducted more than 22,200 interventions related to COVID-19. There were 5,895 complaints and 49 denial rights in 13 months.