Covid-19

You will find on this page all relevant information and measures taken so far to limit the spread of the virus. Consult the drop-down menus below according to the different categories of information related to the Town and its partners.


Last update: January 12, 2021

  • Level 4 - Maximum Alert (red) (MRC Thérèse-De Blainville)
>> Click here to consult the measures in force


Mayor's video

See status updates in Rosemere by Mayor Eric Westram.

Town Hall and municipal buildings

In order to ensure the well-being of its residents, while complying with the new guidelines issued by the Government of Québec on January 6, the Town of Rosemère is implementing an adapted and improved range of services to help cheer you up during this second total lockdown.


Town Hall and municipal buildings

Until and including February 8, Town Hall and all municipal buildings will remain closed to residents (with the exception of the Ecocentre, which remains open). Residents who wish to contact the Town, submit documents or make a payment will still be able to do so electronically (info@ville.rosemere.qc.ca) or by phone at 450-621-3500.

Town employees continue to be available, working from home and in an operational mode. Rest assured that any urgent requests or special situations will be properly handled.


Library

In order to give access to our facilities to as many residents as possible from January 11 to February 8, the library will now be open 7 days a week according to the following schedule:

  • Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, noon - 4:30 p.m.

The book pick-up service will resume on Monday, January 11. You may now reserve the library materials (books, magazines, board games) you wish to borrow for next week. Please note that access to the collections is still not allowed. You may reserve library materials online or by phone. We remind you that the digital loan service remains accessible at all times. For full details: https://biblio.ville.rosemere.qc.ca/fr/

In addition, it will now be possible for students to reserve a work table or one of the 3 computer stations in each 4-hour block as of January 11. Rest assured that all distancing and disinfection measures will be put in place for your safety. To find out how to make a reservation, click here: https://biblio.ville.rosemere.qc.ca/procedures

The book drop continues to be accessible, since January 4. However, please note that until February 8, no fines for overdue library materials will be added to your file.

Visit our website to register for our virtual cultural program:

https://biblio.ville.rosemere.qc.ca/Activites


Essential services maintained

In order to comply with government guidelines, the Town will provide the following essential services:

  • Public safety services (police and fire protection services)
  • Sewage and water treatment
  • Snow removal
  • Garbage, recycling and green waste collection
  • Any situation requiring an emergency response


Household waste pick-ups added

Due to the total lockdown announced from January 9 to February 8, and since the vast majority of residents will be required to work at home once again or to continue their studies at home, the Town of Rosemère will be adding a household waste pick-up (grey bin). Despite the new schedule that has been in effect since the beginning of January 2021, the new lockdown and its impact on our lifestyles has prompted us to add this pick-up.

Therefore, there will be an additional grey bin (household waste) pick-up during the week of January 18, 2021, from Tuesday to Friday, depending on your sector. We will then follow the developments of the pandemic situation and the government guidelines for the subsequent months.

Over the next few days, we will be updating our website and the calendar on our Voilà! Rosemère app to reflect this change. We thank you for your understanding and encourage you to take note of this change on your municipal calendar that you received in the mail last month.


Virtual activities

In order to have fun without going out, we will provide you with a range of free virtual activities to suit all tastes:

  • Éducazoo workshops (animals): Saturday, January 23, 10:30 a.m.
  • Lunch time training: at noon (days to be confirmed)
  • Seniors' training: 10 a.m. (days to be confirmed)
  • Family quiz by Randolph animation: Saturday, January 30, 6:30 p.m.

Keep an eye out on our communication platforms for possible additions to our virtual programs. All activities are free, but registration is required. For Rosemère residents only.

Online registration here: https://loisirs.ville.rosemere.qc.ca/LudikIC2Prod_EnLigne/Pages/Anonyme/Recherche/Page.en.aspx?m=1


Outdoor rinks

In order to give Rosemerites the opportunity to be more active during this pandemic and lockdown and to comply with government measures and requirements regarding physical distancing and gatherings, 14 skating rinks will be available for use by our residents as soon as the weather permits.

To minimize the risks of spreading the COVID-19 virus, monitors will control the maximum number of people per skating rink, in addition to sporadically checking the skaters' Citizen's Cards in order to give priority to Rosemerites.

We remind you that group or team games are prohibited (only individual shinny hockey and skating are allowed). Please note that individual shinny hockey is permitted only on rinks with boards, while the other rinks are solely for skating. In order to respect the curfew, the rinks will close at 7:30p.m.

For full details on the schedule of the rinks: https://www.ville.rosemere.qc.ca/parks-skating-rinks/


Where to go for a walk?

To cheer you up and change the scene from the streets in your neighbourhood, see where you can go and stretch your legs along the walking trails to get a breath of fresh air:

** Good news! The bike path north of Autoroute 640 will be groomed into a 2.4-km walking trail in Rosemère and Blainville until March14.


Grocery services

Our grocery service for seniors as well as vulnerable or isolated people is still in effect. To take advantage of this free service, just call us at 450 621-3500, ext. 7384.


"Friendship calls": The Town's employees want to talk to you!

If you feel alone or isolated, don't hesitate to contact us. Our employees look forward to hearing from you! Phone us at 450-621-3500, ext. 7384, and let us know you would like to receive a "Friendship call". It will be our pleasure to call you back.

Don't hesitate, we're here for you!



In closing, we reiterate the importance of continuing to follow the guidelines and of not holding any gatherings in order to keep up our efforts to stop the spread of the virus. We are all stretched to the limits, but we know we can do it.

We mustn't give up!

 




If you are concerned about COVID-19 or if you experience symptoms such as cough or fever, the Government of Quebec invites you to contact, toll-free, 1 877 644-4545 or use the self-assessment tool.


Designated clinic in the Laurentians : Please click here to be redirected on the CISSS Laurentides



Physical activity for the whole family

Keep in shape in the comfort of your home!
Click here to discover some simple exercises to do at home.

Véronique Pierre invites you to practice zumba, yoga and meditation at home. 
Check out the YouTube clips of our dynamic Véronique Pierre, yoga and zumba teacher at the Town.

Zumba for children with Véronique Pierre 
Click here to access the clips

"You need motivation?" With Jimmy Sevigny.
Join this private Facebook group now to help keep you motivated!

Free online workouts to do at home
Click here to access it

The best 8 yoga online classes of 2020 
Click here to access it


Activities and learning for young people

Lots of ideas to entertain your children with  La Clef (in French)
A community of parents that offers a host of activities to help children do math, reading and writing as a family. Click here.

Teaching your little ones (4-6 years old) to code – Écoles ESTIME (in French)
eSTIMe is the result of a school-team's commitment to develop a model for learning the code that can be transferred to other primary schools. It refers to the student who takes pride in learning to code at his or her school in order to be ready to access STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) jobs. Click here.

Beautiful colouring to print

Élise Gravel

Draw me a story (coloring works of great painters)

An interactive story time for your toddlers with Monsieur Guillaume

Check out the clips of Monsieur Guillaume's story time!

A beautiful comic strip to explain the virus to children.
Click here to access it.

École Branchée
Check out this page to discover a set of digital tools and ideas for teachers and parents during this COVID-19 period. Keeping our children learning is possible!


Adult Culture and Entertainment

Wine 101 course with Jessica Harnois (in French)
Check out the clips on her Facebook page every day, starting at 6 p.m.!

New York Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) 
The New York MET offers some of its operas and exhibitions online. Check it out!

Online Museums
See the following article for a list of different museums to visit in the comfort of your own home.

Audio Books (French only)
Plus on est de fous, plus on lit! Gives you access to a set of audio books by clicking here. It's free and many children's books are offered. Happy reading!

Rare and free movies

Access more than 700 rare and free films. The films, short or full-length, presented are some of the unforgettable masterpieces to discover or rediscover or even better, rare gems such as the first short films by directors like George Lucas, Wes Anderson, Stanley Kubrick, Jean Cocteau, Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Andrei Tarkovski or Christopher Nolan, David Lynch, Tim Burton, David Cronenberg, Sofia Coppola... in short, there is something for everyone. Click here.

OSM Concerts online and free of charge
The OSM will broadcast online 3 free concerts per week. Click here.

Paris Opera Shows
The Paris Opera puts its shows online free of charge during the confinement. Enjoy your viewing! Click here.

What to Watch, Listen to and Cook During Your Coronavirus Self-Quarantine 
Click here

Gouvernement du Québec: https://www.quebec.ca/sante/problemes-de-sante/a-z/coronavirus-2019/

Gouvernement du Canada: https://www.canada.ca/fr/sante-publique/services/maladies/2019-nouveau-coronavirus.html

Exo Public Transportation Service: https://exo.quebec/fr/covid19

COVID-19: A Self-Care Guide

The Quebec government has developed a self-care guide to help citizens make the best possible decisions for their health and their loved ones during the pandemic. This guide will help you find out the best ways to protect yourself, learn about the basic care to give to those around you, and find out who and when to consult. Download it now from the MSSS Web site. An English version is available. (https://publications.msss.gouv.qc.ca/msss/document-002491/)


**A new reporting form is now available on the Régie de police Thérèse-De Blainville's Web site.

A new reporting form is now available on the Régie de police Thérèse-De Blainville website. Citizens who witness behaviour that does not comply with the rules related to COVID-19 can use it for non-urgent cases. Click here to access the form.  

One of the objectives is to relieve congestion in the 911 service and to lighten the workload of the dispatchers who must respond to the many complaints. A police officer will receive the forms and a follow-up will be done according to priorities. It is possible that interventions will sometimes be done over the phone. Citizens are asked not to call 911 to report a gathering or other non-urgent situations in order to avoid clogging the telephone lines of the 911 emergency centres.

If you witness a serious situation on our territory that requires police intervention, you can go to the RIPTB web page and fill out the form or contact the police at 450 435-2421 ext. 0. 

Awareness and information are the approaches favoured by all police forces in Quebec at the present time. Police officers are present and will continue to intervene, while respecting the powers granted to them in the context of a health emergency.

For more information, visit the RIPTB website.





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