• The latest institution to announce changes to its schedule is Montreal amusement park La Ronde.
  • Non-essential businesses are closed until April 13, but several Montreal-area events are extending precautionary measures well beyond that date.

Montreal's favourite amusement park, La Ronde, recently announced that it will delay opening day at the park amid COVID-19 concerns. Slated to open in May 2020, La Ronde's administration decided that the best course of action was to postpone the season. Season pass memberships will still be valid and extended depending on the number of opening days. 

"The top priority at Six Flags is the safety and well-being of our guests and team members. We continue to monitor and follow the guidance of federal, state, and local officials regarding COVID-19," said Mike Spanos, President and CEO of Six Flags Entertainment.

"We thank you for your patience and understanding as we all work through this challenging situation." 

Spanos highlights that the situation "remains fluid" and park employees will plan accordingly. There's no word as to whether or not people who have been hired to work the summer season at La Ronde still have their jobs. 

You ought to be well aware (at this point) of the Quebec government's regulations to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus.

Whether or not the government will extend the closure of non-essential business past April 13 remains to be seen, but it seems that many businesses are anticipating another month or so of precautionary measures.

The Quebec government will soon announce when residents could expect the COVID-19 outbreak's peak.

What's clear, however, is that the public is eagerly awaiting a return to normal. 

For many of us, Montreal summer is the one thing we're looking forward to. With each passing day, though, it seems like we won't be enjoying a classic Montreal summer like we're used to. 

La Ronde, a huge part of Montreal's summer lineup, is one of the first dominoes to fall. Expect there to be more announcements in the coming weeks, depending on the situation. 

Earlier this week, the much-anticipated Metro Metro Festival was forced to cancel its festivities.

Currently, all gatherings in Quebec are banned, and Montreal police are prepared to issue fines of between $1,000 and $6,000 to individuals who do not cooperate.

"We remain committed to providing you and your family with a friendly, clean, fast, and safe experience, and we look forward to welcoming you back into our parks very soon," concluded Spanos.

Don't worry folks, one day soon, everything will go back to normal. It has to, right?

Stay tuned for more news.

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