As if moving wasn't stressful enough, the pandemic promises to make every aspect of the process a bit more complicated. Each year, tens of thousands of people take part in Montreal's Moving Day — a citywide jumble of boxes, trucks, and bodies squeezing past each other through narrow streets, crowded sidewalks, and steep staircases. To help movers out in the current context, the Société d’habitation du Québec (SHQ) has outlined a series of health and safety tips in a document on its website.\nThese include several recommended steps before the move, like contacting landlords "about the recent health status of [...] previous tenants" and calling Info-Santé 811 if they had COVID-19 symptoms.\nMovers should also "plan [their] sequence of actions" ahead of time to avoid contact with other people, "pack up as many boxes as possible before moving," and coordinate moving with the "previous tenant or landlord" to limit interactions.\nThe SHQ asks that anyone presenting COVID-19 symptoms delay their move.\nMovers can have friends and family over to help out, the Government of Quebec explains, but the two-metre social distancing rule still applies everywhere.\nThe SHQ further says that only two people should ride an elevator at a time.\nWhen multiple people carry a large object, the organization suggests the use of straps "so as to respect both distancing measures and recognized safety practices."\nIt recommends that every group of movers designate a "hygiene rules captain" to enforce best health practices for the duration of the move.\nIn addition to regular hand-washing, movers should wear gloves when they're not in transit.\nFinally, the SHQ asks that movers clean their old apartments and disinfect doorknobs before leaving for the last time.\nTenants have even more cleaning to do in their new homes.\nThe company says they should use an alcohol-based solution to disinfect their new digs, "paying close attention to frequently touched surfaces, such as furniture, appliances, doorknobs, and so on."\n"Special attention" should also go to disinfecting the bathroom, including the "walls, sink, toilet," and bath.\n1er juillet | Tout est en place pour s’assurer que tout le monde ait un toit à l’issue de la période de déménagement. Au total, c’est plus de 70 M$ qui seront investis! Plus de détails sur cette annonce 👉https://t.co/Z6tQVtD9IU#polqc #assnat #shq pic.twitter.com/bXSio0zTZC— Andrée Laforest (@AndreeLaforest) June 11, 2020\nAfter getting settled in, movers are asked to "wait for a minimum of 24 hours before getting rid of [...] empty boxes" and not "shake out dirty laundry."\nInstead, "all fabrics, such as sheets, towels and clothing," should be washed "in hot water with [tenants'] usual laundry detergent."\nLa SHQ à pied d’œuvre pour aider les ménages à la recherche d’un logement pour le #1erjuillet https://t.co/NtMrSn0Id2 pic.twitter.com/7NXtPBDQzy— SHQ (@HabitationSHQ) June 26, 2020\nThe Quebec government has also introduced a series of measures to help vulnerable tenants ahead of July 1.\nIt'll be a Moving Day unlike any before.