Today marks the first day of Quebec’s deconfinement process. Stores that are not located within the greater Montreal area are now allowed opening their doors as of today, making sure to follow strict rules put in place by the Quebec government. Stores that are inside malls are to remain closed until further notice.
Stores were initially supposed to reopen on May 11th for the greater Montreal area, but François Legault just announced montrealers would have to wait at least an additional week. Therefore you will have to wait until May 18th to go shopping in Montreal. François Legault mentionned the high number of COVID-19 cases in Montreal as one of the main reasons for pushing back the reopening date of non-essential services/stores in the city.
The calendar remains unchanged for manufacturing companies, and construction/civil engineering companies set to open on May 11th. As of today, the province of Quebec now counts 32,623 cases of COVID-19, with 2280 related deaths.