Libraries, arenas, sports facilities close

The closure of city libraries, arenas, pools and other sports facilities was announced Thursday afternoon by Mayor Plante. I notice the Grande bibliothèque and other BAnQ facilities are still open, but they have a page indicating it would be better to stay away.

McGill has suspended classes Friday, although who knows what happens later. The city’s other universities are still open for the moment; some students are petitioning to complete their courses from home.

Although the premier said Thursday that no indoor gatherings of 250 or more people will be allowed, La Presse notes that a crowded Azur train can have as many as a thousand people aboard, but there are no plans yet to shut down the metro.