In an announcement Monday, Minister for Higher Education Danielle McCann called on Quebec universities and CEGEPs to prepare for the return of students to campus this fall — including the elimination of two-metre social distancing "in all classrooms and common areas."
"There is now a real possibility that the start of the school year will be in-person on Quebec's college and university campuses," McCann stated in a press release.
"Reaching the target of 75% of 16-to-29-year-olds having received two doses of vaccine, combined with stable epidemiological conditions, should allow students to return to campus," the ministry explained.
But Quebec is also preparing a "fallback" in case things don't go according to plan.
"This plan will need to provide options and solutions that can be deployed quickly in the event that the health situation requires a return to physical separation between students, which would be one metre in classrooms and common areas."