Would it be possible to accommodate more spectators at the Bell Center if they were doubly vaccinated? The scenario has been circulated at the highest public health authorities, and the CH group has learned that it is ready to check with supporters Newspaper.
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On Thursday, Public Health Quebec denied Habs’ request and maintained a maximum number of 3,500 spectators who would be able to attend the Stanley Cup final games in Montreal. “Two-dose vaccination is not high enough in the Quebec population. Our situation remains fragile,” said Horacio Arruda, National Director of Public Health.
However, according to our information, an average scenario has been circulated in which we can allow a few hundred spectators to attend matches, maybe about 5,000, but with a double dose of vaccines.
According to a source familiar with the matter, Montreal Public Health was willing to assess such an increase in consultation with the Police Service de la Ville de Montreal (SPVM) and the Montreal Fire Department and Civil Security, but the file was taken care of by Quebec Public Health.
In an email sent to magazineThe director of public health for the Montreal region, Dr. Mylene Drouin, emphasized that several scenarios were “considered and discussed” with the direction of public health.
She stressed that “the decision on the number of people admitted to the Peel Center for the Stanley Cup Final and the conditions for controlling transmission is the responsibility of the Directorate General of Public Health, not Public Health in Montreal.”
For its part, CH Group said it was surprised by the health authorities’ decision because they were working on a way to accommodate doubly vaccinated supporters.
“From the beginning, our discussions have focused on this. We already have solutions, and we are ready to verify, with code or a piece of paper,” said Paul Wilson, Senior Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs at Groupe CH, in an interview with magazine.
call him Newspaper, Valerie Blunt’s government has confirmed that the mayor also wants to have more spectators at matches but supports the recommendations. “The mayor is open if there is a public health orientation,” said Genevieve Gutra, the mayor’s press officer.
Moreover, mI Plant confirmed on his Twitter account Thursday that 5,000 seats will be available to watch Canadian matches away from the Place des Festivals or in the Olympic Park.
Montreal Public Health said it was “fully in line with supervised external events.”