13 March 2020 – All educational and childcare institutions closed, public gatherings limited to 250 people

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Education, Health, Social Services
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Adapting or closing schools
Level of Jurisdiction: QC
Lead People/Agency: Quebec government on the recommendation of the Health and Social Services Minister

Overview: All education institutions closing ;
All child care institutions closing (except for health and social services workers) ;
250 + gathering ban ;
All health minister expenses and contracting authorization
Full details here: https://cdn-contenu.quebec.ca/cdn-contenu/adm/min/sante-services-sociaux/publications-adm/lois-reglements/decret-177-2020.pdf?1584224223

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat, WHO pandemic declaration (03/11/2020)
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”