The SAQ recently announced in a press release that it will be closing all of its stores across the province on Sundays, for an indeterminate period of time.\nThe reasoning behind this decision is to give all SAQ employees a break during this difficult time.\nRead all about this new measure below.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nThe SAQ announced in press release on March 21 that it will be closing all of its stores across the province on Sundays. It is specified that this decision is for an "indeterminate period." The reason for this decision, the company explains, is that its employees are exhausted and need a break.\nThe company began its announcement of March 21 by reminding everyone that "the SAQ has been operating with reduced staff due to preventive self-isolation and the closing of schools and daycare centres."\nIt is further noted that there is a high number of people going to SAQ stores, which is leaving employees of them exhausted. For this reason, the SAQ is changing its opening hours from Mondays – Saturdays, making all stores closed on Sundays.\nThis decision takes effect today, March 22 — meaning that all SAQ stores in the province are closed on this day, and will reopen tomorrow, Monday, March 23.\nTo ensure both customers' and employees' safety, the SAQ states that "Monday mornings will be devoted to cleaning and sanitizing the stores and restocking the shelves so that team members will be ready to start serving customers again."\nIn the press release, SAQ's President and CEO, Catherine Dagenais, thanks all of the company's employees for how hard they have been working during this difficult time.\nJerome Cid | Dreamstime\nIn relation to the decision about closing all stores on Sundays for the health of employees, Dagenais states that "it is now time for them to rest and be with their families."\n"Our employees are key to keeping our business up and running and their health is a top priority," she tells us.\nThe SAQ also announced four days ago that its stores are not allowed to open any earlier than 10 a.m. and any later than 6 p.m.\nThe SAQ further reminds its clients that ordering online remains the best option in the face of this pandemic.\nCanada Post delivery for available for purchases, although they cannot guarantee a delivery time at the moment.\nREAD ALSO: The SAQ Will Stay Open But It's Making Changes To Protect Workers & Customers\nSAQ's President and CEO also noted that "The demand on our operations in recent days shows us just how important the SAQ is in customers’ daily lives, especially during the current situation."\nSo, an update on the current situation in our province seems fitting.\nAccording to the Government of Canada's official website, as of 9 a.m. on March 22, there have been a total of 202 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Quebec, with an additional 19 "probable cases."\nCanada.ca\nYou can read more about the protective measures the SAQ is taking against COVID-19 here.\nQuebec 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.\nMore information on hygiene practices during the pandemic is available on the Government of Canada's website here.