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QUEBEC — Public health has not ruled out allowingto take place in June despite .
But it might be held without spectators.
Quebec public health director Horacio Arruda said Tuesday that his team is examining all the options to allow the race to go ahead. The date on the books is June 13.
“We must evaluate, from a public health perspective, the risk of transmission in the race based on different protocols,” Arruda told reporters at a pandemic news conference held by Premier François Legault at the legislature.
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“I think it’s possible, technically, to have this kind of race without having a risk to the population if they respect standards of hygiene and protocols.”
Montrealand Grand Prix operations manager François Dumontier both said recently they hoped the race would proceed.
A key issue for Dumontier, however, is the obligation for all foreign travellers to quarantine upon arrival. He said even a one-week quarantine could be detrimental to the event, because there is a Grand Prix race in Azerbaijan on June 6.
Dumontier said organizers will seek an exemption to the quarantine and will suggest that certain rules be put in place instead, such as people arriving on privately chartered planes and staying on designated floors in hotels.
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On Tuesday, Arruda said he is aware of the issue.
“There are discussions underway between Quebec and Ottawa, which is responsible for applying quarantines,” he said.
On Saturday, La Presse reported that organizers are also— on top of the government support they already receive — to cover losses from the lack of ticket sales.
Asked about the Grand Prix on Tuesday, Legault said there are really two issues on the table: the health issue and the financial issue. He said Arruda will make a recommendation on the health questions. The rest is a government matter.
“Since there will not be any spectators, the money would have to come from the government when we have already given a lot (of support),” Legault said.
“The concern we have is if there is no Grand Prix in 2021, what happens to our 2022-2029 agreement?”
He noted the Grand Prix is one of the most lucrative events in terms of economic spinoffs for the city.
2021 Montreal Grand Prix called off over COVID-19 concerns: report
The 2021 Montreal Grand Prix has been called off due to public health concerns, Radio-Canada reported Thursday morning. The race had been scheduled for June 13, weeks before Premier François Legault’s June 24 goal to vaccinate all Quebecers who choose to have the shot. At a press conference on Tuesday, Legault said we shouldn’t expect a return to normalcy before that date. However, during that same press conference, Quebec public health director Horacio Arruda said that his team was examining all the options to allow the race to go ahead. The 2020 edition of the race was called off because of COVID-19.
“So we are discussing all of this right now and we have not reached any conclusions,” Legault said.
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Each day, the NHL will publicly release the list of players that are unavailable to their respective teams due to being in COVID-19 Protocol. Here is today’s list: Anaheim – Adam Henrique Calgary – Josh Leivo Montreal – TBA New Jersey – P.K.Anaheim – Adam Henrique