Covid-19 - Town of Rosemère Implementing Prevention Measures
ROSEMÈRE, March 13, 2020 – In order to comply with the Québec government's action plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Town of Rosemère is implementing preventive measures for its residents and its employees.
As a first step, all activities/gatherings organized by the Town have been cancelled for a period of two weeks (March 13-27 inclusively). Such activities/gatherings include sports activities (minor hockey, soccer, baseball, public skating, etc.), for example, as well as the Jonas show, the Mayor's Digital Breakfast and the activities organized by the library. Please note that the library, Hamilton House and the Memorial Community Centre are closed. The situation will be re-assessed periodically. As the arena is not owned by the Town, please contact the Centre directly for an update on the status of its adult’s activities.
The Town is asking people who want to pay a statement of offence to do so online on the Constat Express website (http://constats-express.com/en/). Considering all of the Town's activities are suspended, please note that the municipal court session scheduled for March 24 is cancelled. If you have any questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Town is asking residents to avoid going to Town Hall as much as possible and to interact by phone (450 621-3500), email (email@example.com), mail (100 Charbonneau Street, Rosemère, Québec J7A 3W1), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VilledeRosemere/) or Voilà!. It is also asking residents who go to Town Hall to stay at least one metre away from the staff. A drop-off box has been set up to minimize direct contact.
The Town has also installed new alcohol-based hand-sanitizer dispensers at Town Hall and as well as posters to educate employees and residents about the importance of good hygiene and good practices in both common areas and washrooms.
The Town is requiring that all its employees cancel all travel outside the country. Employees who have returned to Canada after such travelling must stay home for 14 days. In addition, if need be, it is moreover asking its employees to work from home (telework) so that administrative services remain operational.
"Because we care about the well-being of our residents and employees, we feel it is wiser to rely on these preventive measures and to comply with the Québec government's action plan. We will continue to monitor the situation very closely and we encourage people to remain vigilant, without giving in to panic", stated Rosemère Mayor Eric Westram.
Let's focus on prevention
- In order to limit the risk of spreading the virus, the Town is recommending that the following hygiene practices be followed:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the washroom and handling food.
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if you don’t have access to soap and water.
- When coughing or sneezing:
- Cough or sneeze into a facial tissue or into your arm, not into your hand.
- Immediately discard used tissues in a waste container and then wash your hands.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth without first washing your hands.
- Clean frequently touched surfaces often with regular household cleaners or diluted bleach (one part bleach to nine parts water).
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