In a news conference on October 20, Quebec Premier François Legault addressed the rules surrounding visiting people who live alone in Quebec red zones.\nWhile private gatherings are still prohibited in red zones, Legault encouraged — and outright asked — Quebecers to visit people who live alone, one at a time.\nWhy? He acknowledged the potential negative mental health effects of the pandemic, as well as how prolonged isolation can heavily impact morale.\nEditor's Choice: Here's How To Date If You're Single & Living In A Quebec Red Zone Right Now\n\n\n“\n\n\nI want to ask Quebecers to visit a person living alone.\n\n\nPremier François Legault\n\n\n\n"People who live on their own have the right to have one person visit them. It could be their child [or] their friend," he said.\n"I know that there are mounting mental health problems in people who are alone. So, if you have the chance to visit a person living alone, you have the right, one at a time, but you have the right to go."\nLegault clarified that visitors should only come one at a time in order to "avoid groups." \nThis advice is somewhat contrary to the government's previous recommendation to "always receive the same person in order to limit social contacts," but the webpage has not been updated since October 9.\nThe government recently published projections that show how the second wave could be diminished if Quebecers each reduced social contacts by 25% more.\n*The title of this article has been updated.