Due to Covid-19, we are all experiencing new stresses and obstacles that will likely continue for some time. As we begin re-opening and venturing back to some “normal-ish” activities, please remember the importance of keeping at least 2 meters (6 feet) away from people who do not live in your household, hand washing, disinfecting, and wearing a mask or face covering. If you have symptoms, please stay home and call 1-877-644-4545 to find out if you should be tested.

For official Covid-19 information please visit:

https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

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After finding themselves with too much time on their hands after BC’s COVID-19 lockdowns moved classes online, a group of students set to developing https://grocercheck.ca, a web app designed to help people social distance effectively. Grocercheck.ca uses automated live busyness data to show which grocery stores throughout the city have the highest customer density so shoppers can stay safe by avoiding large crowds. Recently, the website expanded to support stores across the Montreal area.

“We saw all the extra time we now had from our extracurriculars being cancelled as an opportunity to do something really special and help people over,” says Brian Chen, one of the website’s developers. The entirely student-operated team and registered non-profit organization now consists of eight students between the ages of sixteen and eighteen from schools across Vancouver, BC, and includes incoming business students, engineers, and graphic designers.
GrocerCheck is a student-run registered NPO dedicated to giving people the resources and knowledge they need to stay safe during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Here at The Montrealer
Regular visitors to www.TheMontrealerOnline.com know that we provide daily information about the many exciting events held in Montreal, fabulous travel articles, and the most talked about stories from The Montrealer print edition. We will continue to provide you with interesting editorials from the print edition, a few travel articles to help inspire future trips (we do not encourage any travel at this time), and maybe the occasional piece on what to do to help you past the time.

In the words of the iconic Canadian sketch comedy character Red Green, “Remember, I’m pulling for you. We’re all in this together.”

Please stay home, safe and healthy,
The Montrealer Online Team

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