Restaurant and Grocery Store Workers Are the Subject of a New COVID-19 Study in Quebec – MONTREALINABOX

PROVINCE-WIDE — Researchers from the Université Laval, Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec-Université Laval, and Université de Montréal will be keeping tabs on 450 grocery store, restaurant, and bar workers in the Quebec City and Chaudière-Appalaches regions over the next five months, as part of a study that considers the effects of coronavirus on the cohort. The research will include testing for COVID-19 antibodies to determine the rate of infection and the immune responses among food industry workers.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, food service employees have been at high risk of exposure to COVID-19 due to their close daily contact with a large number of people,” says Denis Boudreau, a Université Laval professor involved in the project, which is backed with $2.2 million from the Canadian government’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force. Data on this particular workforce is limited despite its members being continuously at risk of being exposed to the virus, Boudreau says.

OUTREMONT — TheSuperior Court of Quebechas decided to uphold the 45-day suspension of Outremont city councillor Jean-Marc Corbeil, who’s been accused of placing himself in a conflict of interest involving a neighbourhood restaurant, Journal Métro reports.

In June 2019, Corbeil allegedly asked…


Restaurant and Grocery Store Workers Are the Subject of a New COVID-19 Study in Quebec – MONTREALINABOX – Source

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