As of June 8, following the approval of public health authorities, Quebec elementary and secondary school students in orange zones are able to attend class without wearing a mask. \nThe rule only applies in classrooms, the ministry specified. Masks must be worn at all times "in common areas, when travelling in the corridors and in school transport."\nEditor's Choice: Only Quebecers Who Got A Pfizer 1st Dose Can Move Up Their 2nd Dose Appointment ATM\n\nJe sais que ça a été difficile aujourd’hui dans nos classes. En raison de la chaleur extrême, en plus de permettre les ventilateurs et climatiseurs, la Santé publique autorisera, dès demain et jusqu’à la fin de l’année, les élèves à retirer leur masque lorsqu’ils sont en classe.— Jean-F. Roberge (@jfrobergeQc) June 7, 2021\n\nThe Ministry of Education said the decision to lift the mask requirement in class was due in part to the ongoing heatwave.\nOn Tuesday, the ministry also announced that "all staff in primary schools and secondary schools, located in the yellow and green regions, will no longer be required to wear the mask in class." \nStudents and staff will still have to stay two metres away from each other, however, and there could still be Plexiglass barriers, as well.