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Temporary Suspension of Activities

Due to the weather conditions, INRS may decide to suspend its activities for safety reasons, and close one or all of its buildings. If there are no alerts, you can assume that buildings are open and activities are taking place as scheduled.

When is a notice of suspension issued?

If activities are suspended temporarily due to snow or icestorm, INRS will contact all members of its community in anticipation of the morning and afternoon activities, as follows:

Cancellation of morning activities:
Before 7 a.m.

Cancellation of afternoon activities:
Before 11 a.m.

Means of communication

  • INRS homepage and Temporary Suspension of Activities webpage
  • Social media (Facebook, Twitter)
  • Email

About building closures

The closure may apply to one or more buildings at various INRS locations in Quebec. INRS will always clearly indicate where closures are taking place. When necessary, INRS issues updates on the closures of its buildings during the day.

How is the decision to suspend activities made?

The management of the research centres and the senior administration of INRS will, in consultation, decide to temporarily suspend the activities based on the following information sources and criteria:

If you are absent or late

For information about excused absences and late arrivals, see the Directive on the Temporary Suspension of INRS Activities (In French).