20 March 2020 – Additional 10 days of state of health emergency for Quebec

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Corrections / Justice, Health
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Gatherings, businesses, and services; Legal and policy; Declaring state of emergency
Level of Jurisdiction: Quebec
Lead People/Agency: Quebec government

Overview: State of health emergency renewal (10 days) ;
Ban of all public or private gathering (excepted for authorized activities, services and transports) ;
Social distancing (two meters) ;
Discontinued imprisonment penalties to be transformed into prison leaves ;
Judicial and administrative delays suspended ;
All Health and Social Minister decisions for public health authorized
Full details here: https://cdn-contenu.quebec.ca/cdn-contenu/adm/min/sante-services-sociaux/publications-adm/lois-reglements/decret-222-2020.pdf?1584822791

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation
Evidence/Justification: Mainly based on the WHO pandemic declaration and on the fact that the pandemic poses “a real serious threat to the population health”