Quebec – COVID-19 Business Allowed to Remain Open List – March 23/2020

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QUEBEC – BUSINESS – Quebec Premier François Legault announced on Monday, March 23, 2020, that Quebec would be put in partial lockdown, and all stores would be closed as of midnight Tuesday until April 13, 2020.

The Quebec government issued a list of what can stay open as essential services:

Here is the complete list of what can stay open:

Grocery stores



Garbage collection

Hardware stores

Public transit

Media and communications services

Taxis and adapted transport

Société des alcools (SAQ) and Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC)

Courthouses (minimal services)


Gas stations and garages

Funeral homes and cemeteries


Dry cleaners and laundromats

Restaurant takeout counter service

Dentists and optometrists (emergency services).

Veterinary services

Animal shelters

Medical and orthopedic supply stores


Ports and airports

Héma-Québec and Transplant-Québec

Red Cross

Police and fire services

Correctional officers


Food distribution networks

Food inspection services

Transport and storage services

Postal services and couriers

Construction services including infrastructures deemed essential

Construction rental equipment

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