December 16 2020

Covid-19: December 16 Update

In an effort to ensure the well-being of its population while complying with the Quebec government's directives to put Quebec on a "holiday Pause" until January 11, the Town of Rosemère is implementing new prevention measures.


Town Hall and municipal buildings

As of December 17, Town Hall and all municipal buildings are no longer accessible to citizens (except for the ecocentre, which remains open) until January 11. Citizens who wish to contact the Town, submit documents or make a payment will continue to be able to do so electronically (info@ville.rosemere.qc.ca ) or by telephone at 450-621-3500.  Town staff remain engaged, teleworking and operational. Please be assured that any urgent requests or special situations will be dealt with appropriately. 

Please note that administrative services will be closed from December 23 at noon to January 3 inclusively. For any emergency related to the Public Works Department, please contact (450) 435-2421.


Library

The library will be closed from December 24 to January 11. Between now and this date, take advantage of this time to place your book orders and pick up the orders you have placed! The digital loan service remains available during this period. The book drop will be available as of January 4. However, please note that no late fees will be added to your file until the end of January. 


Essential services maintained

In order to align with government direction, the Town will ensure the following essential services are provided:

- Public safety services (police and firefighters);

- Sewage and water treatment;

 - Snow removal;

- Garbage, recycling and green waste collection;

- Any situation requiring an emergency response.


Skating rinks

In order to give Rosemerites the chance to become more active during this pandemic and to comply with government measures, including those relating to social distancing and gatherings, the Town of Rosemère has decided to double the number of skating rinks on its territory this winter. The Town is therefore adding seven new outdoor rinks, for a total of 14 rinks at 10 different sites on its territory. 


In order to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19, the Government has established rules for the rinks that will be posted at the various sites. These rules include, among others, that a maximum number of 20 people will be permitted on the ice, per rink, that regular skating will be allowed and that 4-on-4 hockey games only will be allowed.


Here is the plan of the skating rinks: https://www.ville.rosemere.qc.ca/download.php?filename=plan_patinoires_.pdf


The rinks will be open as soon as the weather conditions (snow and cold) enable us to maintain them. 


Grocery Services during the Holidays

Although the holidays are approaching, our grocery services for seniors, the vulnerable and those in isolation is not slacking off. Here are the time slots available to you:

  • Wednesday, December 23, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Sunday, December 27, 9 a.m. - noon
  • Wednesday, December 30, 9 a.m. - noon
  • Saturday, January 2, 9 a.m. - noon

To take advantage of this free service, just call us at 450 621-3500, ext. 7384.


Friendship Calls: Town staff want to talk to you!

With the holiday break, the "Friendship Calls" service remains in service! If you are feeling lonely or isolated, do not hesitate to contact us. Our staff look forward to hearing from you! Call us at 450 621-3500, ext. 7384 and specify that you would like to receive a "Call of Friendship". It will be our great pleasure to call you back. Don't hesitate, we're here for you!

In closing, we reiterate the importance of not holding any gatherings in order to continue our efforts to stop the spread of the virus. Let's think of all the citizens who work in the health field and who are out of breath. 

We are aware that Christmas 2020 will be very different from the others, but if we want to enjoy the next Christmas, it is essential to follow the government's instructions. 

Don't give up!

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