Students Won't Have To Wear Masks When They Head Back To School In Quebec This Fall

Students in Quebec won't have to wear masks in school for the 2021-2022 academic year, the Quebec government announced on June 2.

Education Minister Jean-François Roberge released a "back to normal" plan for students of all levels in the province, which includes preschool, elementary, secondary, vocational training and adult general education.

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In addition to getting rid of mask-wearing, students will be able to go on field trips and eat in cafeterias. 

Students and staff will also no longer be required to learn or teach within a small 'stable class group,' and can attend classes full-time.

The province developed the back-to-school plan assuming that at the beginning of the school year, 75% of Quebecers aged 12 and over will have been vaccinated and that a majority of students aged 12 to 17 will have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The plan is expected to be reviewed — and possibly updated — in August.