By now, we all know the basics of living through the pandemic in Quebec, from the 8 p.m. curfew to where to stock up on sanitizer.\nBut if you pore over the government's reading materials, there are a bunch of surprising COVID-19 rules and facts that most Quebecers have no clue about.\nWe've rounded up 13 of them because the more you know, the better prepared you'll be! \nEditor's Choice: A Montreal Women's Shelter Shared 7 Unsettling Realities It's Faced During The Pandemic\n\nFriends from separate addresses can go ahead with their hotel or Airbnb reservations under one major condition\nThe Quebec government stipulates that you can visit tourist accommodations in red zones with friends from different addresses, so long as you stay in separate units.\nIn other words, you could take multiple rooms at the same hotel with your friends. But only people from the same household bubble can stay together in a cottage or similar shared space.\nThe government reminds Quebecers that interregional travel is heavily discouraged.\n\nSki lifts and gondolas can only be occupied by members of the same household\nIf you go skiing in Quebec this winter, you're allowed to do outdoor activities in groups — but with a maximum of four people from four different addresses. \nSki lifts, however, can only be occupied by members of the same household.\nGondolas can be shared by either one household or two individuals at a time.\nThose skiing alone must keep a two-metre distance from others.\n\nChildren between two and nine years old should still wear masks in public \nEven though it's not required, the government recommends that children under the age of 10 wear face coverings in enclosed or partially enclosed public spaces, such as when riding public transit.\nMasks are not recommended for children under two.\n\nYou can get help moving to a different home in Quebec red zones\nThe government says that while moving in a Quebec red zone is not recommended, it is also not prohibited.\nIf you can't hire movers and you absolutely need help moving, you can ask family members and friends to help you — provided you comply with a number of requirements, such as:\n\n\nLimiting the number of people helping you and the length of time they are there as much as possible\n\n\nMaking sure no one has symptoms associated with COVID‑19, has returned from travelling in the last 14 days, or has been in contact with infected people \n\n\nKeeping a safe two-metre distance at all times \n\n\n\nPets are supposed to isolate too... but they don't need to wear masks\nIf you're self-isolating, you're supposed to self-isolate from your pets by avoiding petting, licking, or letting them into your room.\nIf you come into "direct, unprotected contact" with your animal during your self-isolation period, you need to isolate your pet from other people or animals for 14 days. \nHowever — and, believe it or not, the government actually addressed this on its website — your pet does not need to wear a mask.\n"Having an animal wear a mask for face covering is unhelpful and could cause them stress or other problems. This recommendation is for people only," it says. \n\nEmployers are not required to pay you if your work cannot be done remotely\nTeleworking is currently mandatory for all offices in Quebec.\nUnfortunately, if you're a salaried employee who isn't working right now because your office job can't be performed remotely then your employer is not obligated to pay you. \nThat said, the Quebec government asks employers to display "understanding and flexibility" in the current situation.\nAnd, if you've been unable to work due to COVID-19 health measures, you should look into Government of Canada benefits. \n\nThe government has outlined the best sanitizing ingredients\nThe government website says that 70% alcohol and sodium hypochlorite are known to be particularly effective against the novel coronavirus.\nHealth Canada has published a list of disinfectant products that can be used to help deactivate SARS-CoV-2 on hard surfaces.\n\nGrocery stores and pharmacies can deliver during curfew hours\nIt's not just restaurants that can deliver after curfew!\nThe government says grocery stores, restaurants, and drugstores can make deliveries at their convenience, regardless of the curfew, while abiding by public health regulations. \n\nAvoid taking your children to stores as much as possible\nThe government recommends that parents leave children at home as much as possible when frequenting grocery stores or other stores currently open across Quebec. \n\nThere is no food shortage in Quebec, but food prices may rise due to COVID-19\nThe government of Quebec states on its website that no food or sanitary product shortage is in sight.\nHowever, it says that in the exceptional circumstances we're currently experiencing, it is possible that food product prices will fluctuate and that the food industry is facing significant challenges right now.\n\nYou don't have to wash your produce with vinegar or anything other than water\nAll you need to do to wash produce is rinse with water and scrub the surfaces of the food. There is no need for detergent, the government says.\nThe government site also says that it's better to buy unpackaged produce since the packaging of fruits and vegetables increases the amount of handling by food establishment operators.\n\nYou're supposed to wash your mask every time you wear it\nThe government says that as soon as you get home, you should put your mask in the washing machine with the rest of your laundry, wash it in warm water with regular laundry detergent, and wash your hands after handling it.\nIt also says to make sure the mask is completely dry before you use it again. \n\nThe coronavirus is destroyed at high heat temperatures, such as when food is heated up at a high setting\nFun fact: COVID-19 can be destroyed at high temperatures, like when food is microwaved at the highest setting or when it's cooked in the oven.\nFreezing, on the other hand, is not an effective way to neutralize the virus. \nIt's important to remember that the virus is not spread through what we eat or drink, but by infected droplets that we breathe in or that come in contact with the mucous membranes of our eyes, the government site states.