Sign up for our newsletter and get a curated list of the top trending stories and exclusive rewards every day.

Trending Topics

Get the MTL Blog app

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Police Are Touring Longueuil Schools After Officers & Staff Saw Some Health Rule-Breaking

Longueuil police say more action is to come.
Senior Editor
Police Are Touring Longueuil Schools To Raise Awareness Of Quebec's COVID-19 School Rules

Longueuil police officers are beginning tours of local institutions to "raise awareness among students" of Quebec's COVID-19 school rules.

In a statement posted Thursday morning, the Service de police de l'agglomération de Longueuil (SPAL) said it's partnering with other bodies, including school commissions and the CISSS, "to seize every opportunity to act in a more targeted manner with the region's youth so that schools do not close."

The SPAL also noted that "while a large majority of youths make an effort to respect the 2-metre distance and to wear face coverings," instances of rule-breaking have still occurred.

Editor's Choice: 7 Just Super Adorable Homes You Can Buy For Under $200,000 Across Quebec

Several risky behaviours have been observed by both police officers and school personnel.

Service de police de l'agglomération de Longueuil (SPAL)

On Monday, provincial leaders announced a series of new rules for schools in the province's COVID-19 red zones, which include the Montreal metropolitan area.

Among the new rules are mandatory mask-wearing in high school classes and a "hybrid" in-person and remote learning schedule for students in Secondary 4 and 5.

Red zone schools must "revert" to stable class groups and "extracurricular and inter-school activities and field trips [are] suspended."

The SPAL promised that the school tours are just the first step in a series of actions to come.

"The fight against the spread of COVID-19 is a long marathon in which we all have no choice but to participate," it said.

"The health of the youth is at stake, as well as that of all members of your respective families."

More from MTL Blog

Comments 💬

Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Community Guidelines.

Please note that Narcity Media does not endorse the opinions expressed in the comment section of an article. Narcity Media has the right to remove comments, ban or suspend any user without notice, or close a story’s comment section at any time.

First and last names will appear with each comment and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. By commenting, you acknowledge that Narcity Media has the right to use & distribute your content across our properties.