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Quebec Is Recommending That Employers Hold Off On Bringing Workers Back To The Office

It's WFH for a little while longer, folks.

Staff Writer
Quebec Work From Home Should Continue: Health Ministry

It seems like office workers will need to work from home for a little while longer.

Public health officials have advised that "employers postpone the implementation of their plan for their employees to return to work in person until the epidemiological situation is more favourable," according to a Wednesday release from the Ministry of Health.

Officials made this recommendation in the wake of another uptick in COVID-19 cases in the province.

"We can clearly see the effect of the increase in cases in recent weeks on our hospitals," Health Minister Christian Dubé said in a Twitter post.

"Yesterday, 19 new people were admitted to the hospital, of these 19 people, 17 were not adequately vaccinated."

On Wednesday, August 25, Quebec recorded over 500 new cases.

Public health officials have observed that "many of the outbreaks observed in previous waves of cases have occurred in the workplace," the release states.

This advisory will be reevaluated in October.

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