Quebec Premier Francois Legault announced masks will mandatory in all indoor public places beginning on Saturday, Jul. 18.
The new rule applies to anyone age 12 and older. Masks are recommended for younger people but it is not mandatory. There is also an exception for people who cannot wear a mask due to an existing medical condition.
Business owners can be fined between $400 and $6,000 for not enforcing these rules in their establishment.
Premier Legault also reminded people in Quebec that only gatherings of up to 10 people are allowed in the province.
“We’re not going to put all of Quebec at risk because of a few big parties,” he said.