29 February 2020 – Banned gatherings, closed schools, and discouraged going out in “cluster” areas

Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Adapting or closing schools; Gatherings, businesses, and services; Domestic travel
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: The French government announced possible school closures and a ban on public gatherings in “cluster” areas with higher rates of infection, like L’Oise and Haute-Savoie.

They asked that residents in these areas limit movement as much as possible, traveling only to get food and working from home as much as possible.

Schools with known cases of COVID-19 would not reopen the following Monday, and that children would be tested for COVID-19 to determine which schools needed to be closed.

The ordinance asked that residents be vigilant around those who showed signs of infection.
Full details here: https://www.gouvernement.fr/conseil-des-ministres/2020-02-29/le-covid-19