Sumary of ‘It just feels good’: Montreal gyms, dining rooms reopen as province now out of the red zone:
- After being shuttered for months, gym and restaurant owners in Montreal and Laval are rejoicing over eased measures as all of Quebec is now out of the province highest pandemic alert level..
- Those two cities, including a few smaller municipalities, were downgraded to the lower orange level Monday after months of measures designed to stem the spread of COVID-19..
- The orange level means fitness centres and indoor dining rooms of restaurants are allowed to reopen after nearly eight months of being shut down..
- In Quebec largest city, it the first time since the end of September that restaurant dining rooms have been allowed to open — though orange zone restrictions set a limit of two adults who don’t share an address per table..
- Martin Vézina, spokesperson for the province restaurant association, said the plan is welcomed by Montreal restaurant owners after a rough year..
- Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante thanked city dwellers for their efforts to abide by pandemic-induced rules and urged them to support local businesses reopening..
- Meanwhile, Whyne told Global News that fitness fanatics are also pumped to get back to the gym after being locked down for fall and winter..
- Some regions go green That includes the regions of Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Côte-Nord and Nord du Québec, which moved to the province green or lowest alert level…