• A Montreal-Trudeau Airport shuttle and the Bibliothèque de Notre-Dame-de-Grâce were added to the list of places visited by individuals with COVID-19 when they may have been contagious.
  • People who used the same shuttle or visited the library at the same time are asked to monitor their symptoms.

Health officials have added a Montreal-Trudeau Airport shuttle and the Bibliothèque de Notre-Dame-de-Grâce to the list of public places visited by individuals with COVID-19 when they were potentially contagious. People who were at the same locations at the same time are asked to "be on the lookout for symptoms such as fever, coughing, or difficulty breathing." Officials note, however, that the risk of contracting the novel coronavirus on public transit remains low.

The Montreal-Trudeau Airport shuttle in question travelled from the airport to EconoParc parking lots P7, P9, and P8 on March 8 at "around 5:00 p.m."

A possibly contagious individual visited the Children's section on the second floor of the Bibliothèque de Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (3755, rue Botrel) on March 11 between 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

The introduction to the list asks residents to "please remember that it is important to avoid touching your face with your hands and to wash your hands (with soap or hand sanitizer) after spending time in public locations or using public transit."

The shuttle and library join other specific instances on public transit when infection could have occurred.

The complete list of places for which visitors are still asked to monitor their symptoms is below, showing the "dates and times of potential exposure and, on the right, the "end date of [the] symptom monitoring period for potentially exposed individuals."

For three other previous instances, on the yellow and orange metro lines and the number 88 RTL bus, the symptom monitoring period has already ended.

The complete list is also available here.

On Thursday, Premier François Legault confirmed that the number of COVID-19 cases in Quebec had reached 121, up from 94 the day before.

Though, he explained, an increase in testing capacity made it possible to examine more people more quickly, accounting for the sudden jump.

In addition to regular hand washing, health officials also recommend practising social distancing and, as of Thursday, avoiding non-essential travel between the regions of Quebec as measures to stop the spread of the virus.

Quebec health officials released guidelines for individuals to follow to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the province. You can read about them here.

More information on hygiene practices during the pandemic is available on the government of Canada's website here.

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