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.


Update of may 27, 2020

Administrative offices open
  • Town Hall's reception desk
  • Municipal court counter
  • Public works counter
  • Recreational activities counter
However, the Townstrongly suggests that residents make an appointment, as much as possible, before coming in person, and encourages them to continue to give priority to communications, payments and sending documents either electronically or by telephone in order to ensure a safe reopening for everyone. To prevent the risks associated with the spread of the virus, the Town has implemented a number of health and distancing measures to ensure the health and safety of employees and residents, while complying with government guidelines. For example, we have rearranged the common areas and work spaces in our buildings in order to abide by the 2-metre rule between employees and also between employees and residents.


Library

Starting May 29, the library will reopen gradually and safely. Hygiene and distancing measures are being put in place to minimize the risks associated with the spread of the virus. The Town encourages citizens to wear a face cover at the library.

Return of documents
The library will open its outside book drop on May 29 all times.
All return dates that were planned for March, April and May are postponed to July 1st.

Please do not clean the documents. They will be quarantined for 72 hours after their return from the book drop. Employees will ensure that the books are cleaned properly.

The return of the games will take place as of June 1st. A box will be placed in the library lobby during opening hours. Please do not put them in the book drop.


Pick-up service
As of June 1st, a contactless pick-up service will be set up for citizens.
Citizens will be able to start reserving documents on the library catalogue or by telephone from the same date. For the procedure, go to the Rosemère library catalogue in the Procedures tab at biblio.ville.rosemere.qc.ca.

Citizens will be contacted when their order is ready to arrange a pick up moment. They will have 48 hours to pick up the order.

A maximum of 16 items per person will be allowed.
The loan period will be extended to 6 weeks.
Ideally, only one person per residence will pick up the documents at the library.

Opening hours:
Monday and Tuesday: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday to Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Suggestions:
Need suggestions to guide you in your choice of books? A reference and suggestion service is available by appointment. Contact us to schedule a telephone meeting at 450 621-3500 ext.7221.


Recreations activities

Water play area are temporarily functional

Due to the oppressive heat and in agreement with public health authorities, the Town decided to make the water play area, located in Charbonneau Park only, accessible to citizens. They will therefore be functional until Friday, May 29.

Wednesday, May 27: now until 10:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 28: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday, May 29: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.


The Town asks adults to ensure that children respect the distance of two metres from the others.


 

Skatepark

Starting May 29 (instead of June 1), we will reopen the Charbonneau Park skatepark. However, due to the pandemic, a maximum of 10 people will be allowed in the skatepark at the same time. The Town is asking people to register online at a time that is convenient for them.Thank you for your usual collaboration! Register here: https://skateparkrosemere.eventbrite.ca


Day Camp Registration

Starting June 1 at 7 p.m. Day camp registration will be online here: https://loisirs.ville.rosemere.qc.ca/LudikIC2Prod_EnLigne/Pages/Anonyme/Recherche/Page.en.aspx?m=1. Exceptionally, this year, due to the COVID-19 health crisis, PLACES ARE LIMITED! Make sure your citizen's cards are valid for the full day camp period. All details here: https://www.ville.rosemere.qc.ca/day-camps/


Sports facilities

Since May 20, the tennis and pickleball courts for singles practice sessions have opened to residents.

Since May 22, the Bouthilier Marsh is reopen for hiking.


As for the other sports and recreational activities, we are still waiting for government guidelines. Consequently, the Town's other sports facilities, such as its soccer and baseball fields and playgrounds, remain closed until further notice.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Water play area are temporarily functional

Due to the oppressive heat and in agreement with public health authorities, the Town decided to make the water play area, located in Charbonneau Park only, accessible to citizens. They will therefore be functional until Friday, May 29.

Wednesday, May 27: now until 10:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 28: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday, May 29: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.


The Town asks adults to ensure that children respect the distance of two metres from the others.


Skatepark

Starting May 29 (instead of June 1), we will reopen the Charbonneau Park skatepark. However, due to the pandemic, a maximum of 10 people will be allowed in the skatepark at the same time. The Town is asking people to register online at a time that is convenient for them.Thank you for your usual collaboration! Register here: https://skateparkrosemere.eventbrite.ca 


Day Camp Registration

Starting June 1 at 7 p.m. Day camp registration will be online here: https://loisirs.ville.rosemere.qc.ca/LudikIC2Prod_EnLigne/Pages/Anonyme/Recherche/Page.en.aspx?m=1. Exceptionally, this year, due to the COVID-19 health crisis, PLACES ARE LIMITED! Make sure your citizen's cards are valid for the full day camp period. All details here: https://www.ville.rosemere.qc.ca/day-camps/ 


Sports facilities

Since May 20, the tennis and pickleball courts for singles practice sessions have opened to residents. 

Since May 22,  the Bouthilier Marsh is reopen for hiking.


As for the other sports and recreational activities, we are still waiting for government guidelines. Consequently, the Town's other sports facilities, such as its soccer and baseball fields and playgrounds, remain closed until further notice.

Administrative offices open
  • Town Hall's reception desk
  • Municipal court counter, 
  • Public works counter
  • Recreational activities counter 
However, the Town strongly suggests that residents make an appointment, as much as possible, before coming in person, and encourages them to continue to give priority to communications, payments and sending documents either electronically or by telephone in order to ensure a safe reopening for everyone. To prevent the risks associated with the spread of the virus, the Town has implemented a number of health and distancing measures to ensure the health and safety of employees and residents, while complying with government guidelines. For example, we have rearranged the common areas and work spaces in our buildings in order to abide by the 2-metre rule between employees and also between employees and residents.

Citizens who wish to communicate with the Town may continue to do so by phone at 450 621-3500 or by email (info@ville.rosemere.qc.ca). Rest assured that any urgent request or special situation will be dealt with appropriately.


Library

Starting May 29, the library will reopen gradually and safely. Hygiene and distancing measures are being put in place to minimize the risks associated with the spread of the virus. The Town encourages citizens to wear a face cover at the library. More details in the Library section.


Municipal Court – Files postponed

In order to meet the provincial government's requirements, we must postpone the files scheduled for hearings in March, April and May 2020 to a later date, at no cost.

A notice of hearing will be sent shortly to inform the persons concerned of their new hearing date. On this matter, if you change your address, you must without delay notify the Municipal Court of your new address by email at cour@ville.rosemere.qc.ca.

April 7, 2020 hearing

Starting May 29, the library will reopen gradually and safely. Hygiene and distancing measures are being put in place to minimize the risks associated with the spread of the virus. The Town encourages citizens to wear a face cover at the library.

Return of documents
The library will open its outside book drop on May 29 all times.
All return dates that were planned for March, April and May are postponed to July 1st.

Please do not clean the documents. They will be quarantined for 72 hours after their return from the book drop. Employees will ensure that the books are cleaned properly.

The return of the games will take place as of June 1st. A box will be placed in the library lobby during opening hours. Please do not put them in the book drop.


Pick-up service
As of June 1st, a contactless pick-up service will be set up for citizens.
Citizens will be able to start reserving documents on the library catalogue or by telephone from the same date. For the procedure, go to the Rosemère library catalogue in the Procedures tab at biblio.ville.rosemere.qc.ca.

Citizens will be contacted when their order is ready to arrange a pick up moment. They will have 48 hours to pick up the order.

A maximum of 16 items per person will be allowed.
The loan period will be extended to 6 weeks.
Ideally, only one person per residence will pick up the documents at the library.
 
Opening hours:
Monday and Tuesday: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
Wednesday to Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
Suggestions:
Need suggestions to guide you in your choice of books? A reference and suggestion service is available by appointment. Contact us to schedule a telephone meeting at 450 621-3500 ext.7221.


Citizen's card and online resources

The library gives you 24/7 access to its online resources, including digital loans! We have just acquired new documents to entertain the whole family.

You don't have a citizen's card yet, or your card has expired? No problem!

Simply email your information to biblio@ville.rosemere.qc.ca for each member of your family who would like to receive one:

  • Name and surname
  • Date of Birth
  • Full civic address
  • Email address
  • Phone number

We will contact you by email within 24 hours to provide you with your subscriber number and password.

Cards will be distributed following our reopening.

If you are having difficulty borrowing digital documents, a call service will be set up shortly.

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.

Designated clinic in the Laurentians :

The CISSS des Laurentides has announced the opening of a designated clinic for COVID-19 cases in the Laurentians. This clinic is accessible by appointment only. If you have any concerns about your health, please contact the general line at 1 877 644-4545. A nurse will assess your situation and make appropriate recommendations.

If a medical consultation is required, the nurse will refer you for an appointment.


Need support? Contact us!

Rosemerites of 70 years old and over and anyone else with special needs, we are here for you! Do not hesitate to contact us at 450 621-3500, ext. 7384. It will be our pleasure to offer you the necessary support or to direct you to the right resources.

You are feeling lonely? You need to talk? Get a friendly call from the Town!

The Town of Rosemère is offering a new "Friendly Call" service for people who feel isolated and need to talk. If you would like to benefit from this service, please contact us at 450 621-3500, ext. 7384 and specify that you would like to receive a friendly call. We will take your contact information and a member of our team will be happy to contact you to listen and exchange with you. The Town is there for you!

In this time of pandemic, I would like to contribute to my community!

Over the past few days, many citizens have expressed the desire to volunteer in order to do their part during this time of pandemic. If you would like to contribute to the well-being of the population by giving a little of your time, contact us at 450-621-3500, ext. 7384. We thank you in advance for your generosity!

Red Cross:

The Red Cross now offers certain services to people in isolation:

  • Friendly calls to break social isolation
  • Publicize the resources available to meet different needs: online grocery and pharmacy service with delivery, etc.

Note that these services are complementary and are not medical in nature.

Contact us: 1 800 863-6582

2-1-1 Services:

The Town reminds citizens that 211 service is available for seniors in the Greater Montréal area. This socio-community referral telephone line, available every day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., helps fight isolation, poverty and social exclusion by enabling citizens to find and learn about community and social services adapted to their needs. www.211qc.ca/

Centre d’action bénévole Solange-Beauchamp:

The Centre d'action bénévole Solange-Beauchamp will maintain its Meals on Wheels service during the pandemic. In order to help seniors aged 70 and over who are confined to their homes, she wishes to offer the service over a period of 5 days / week instead of 3 days / week. She is currently looking for volunteers. For more information, visit their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/cab.solange.beauchamp/).

Let's encourage our local merchants!

To learn more about the services offered by our local merchants and to promote local purchasing, especially during this crisis, we invite you to join the Facebook group: Achat local- Blainville/Boisbriand/BDF/Lorraine/Rosemère/SADP/Ste-Thérèse.

The government has set up the www.lepanierbleu.ca website to list Quebec retailers and their products by region. The mission of this non-transactional site is to support Quebec merchants by stimulating their sales through referencing, raising awareness of the importance of the local economy and promoting best health practises in this period of pandemic related to COVID-19.

The Chambre de commerce et d'industrie Thérèse-DeBlanville (CCITB) has also developed a daily newsletter to support and inform our merchants. To find out more, visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CCITB/.

Tools available to maintain the skills of our young people and adults in training

Since school perseverance and the educational success of young people and adults in training are at the heart of Partenaires pour la réussite éducative dans les Laurentides ' concerns, the organization has set up a pedago-leisure resource area for parents on its website.

Don't hesitate to consult it: https://prel.qc.ca/ressources-ecoles-fermees/

Appeal to your generosity: food banks need you!

In the current context, Moisson Laurentides is deploying all necessary measures to ensure food assistance to those in need. With the closing of several establishments as well as with people in isolation, requests for food aid are constantly increasing. If possible for you, Moisson Laurentides invites you to make a donation to www.moissonlaurentides.org/faire-un-don/

Food bank available

The Service d'aide St-Maurice informs you that, in line with the reality of COVID-19, the food bank is available for Rosemerites in need, every Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St-Maurice Church in Bois-des-Filion. Please note that you must first register by calling 450 621-5521, ext. 231.

Stay in touch, even in confinement!

This period of confinement can be difficult for many people, especially for people who live alone and may be feeling the effects of isolation. Why not give these people a call to simply check up on them? In addition, today's technology allows us to stay close to those around us with just one click. Several platforms exist to keep in touch, such as FaceTime, Zoom and Messenger. Don't hesitate to use them to communicate with the people around you who could benefit from a beautiful moment in real time with you!

The Centre Rayon de Femmes Supports Women

In this period of pandemic, a telephone help and support service has been set up by the Centre Rayon de Femmes to stay in touch with each of them, to talk to them, to exchange on their health, their needs or their fears.

If you need information or if you are worried, call their help and support line.

Monday to Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except on holidays:

To reach Danielle Bellange: 450 258-0345

To reach Mélanie Emond: 450 437-0890

For more information, visit https://crdf.ca/gardons-le-contact-gardons-nos-distances/.

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).

Wearing a face covering in public
Wearing a face covering in public is strongly recommended especially when physical distancing is not possible, such as when you go to the grocery store or take public transit. When you wear a face covering in public, you must also follow other safety measures, such as hygiene and physical distancing measures (2 meters).

If you are sick, stay home. If you have to go to a clinic or to hospital, wear your face covering until you are given a procedure mask.

Children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, has a disability or is unable to remove their face covering without assistance should not wear a face covering.

In this time of distancing that can be a challenge for many, the Recreation and Library team has listed a variety of activities for you and your family. Check out the webpage of the Library for a complete list of activities for young and for adults. Here's a resume of the activities you will find on these pages!

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/)


Given the many financial impacts of this pandemic on the revenues of Rosemerites, the Town has decided to cancel interest and penalties on unpaid tax accounts, for citizens and merchants, as of March 13 until June 1st. This decision will be reviewed according to the evolution of the situation.
**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.





What’s happening

  • Skatepark registration
  • Covid-19
  • Day Camp Registration
  • Roadwork-Info
  • Public consultations - February 19 and 22