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 March 27, 2020

Rosemerites of 70 years old and over, we are here for you!

The Town would like to reiterate the importance for seniors 70 years of age and older to stay at home to minimize any risk of infection. Please do not put your health at risk! Also, if you need support during the pandemic, do not hesitate to contact us at 450 621-3500, ext. 7384, and we will be pleased to provide you with the necessary support or direct you to the right resources. Is someone you know part of this group? Don't hesitate to give him or her this number.

Attention youth: spread the word, not the virus!

Maybe you think that by going to the skatepark you have no chance of getting the virus, or maybe you're under the mistaken impression that this virus doesn't affect young people? Think again! No matter how old you are, your immune system is not prepared to defend itself against Covid-19. It's important to be very vigilant and stay home. Avoid gatherings with your friends! For your well-being and of your loved ones, please follow government guidelines! Take advantage of this opportunity to be on your screens!

#propagelinfopaslevirus

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/

Do not flush your disinfectant wipes down the toilet!

Disposable disinfectant wipes are more popular than ever in this time of health crisis. Please don't flush them down the toilet! They create major problems in sewer systems by clogging sewers and causing sewer back-ups.

Transcontinental continues to distribute Publisac

The Town was recently informed that, at the government's request, Transcontinental will maintain its Publisac distribution service. It has implemented health and safety measures in their warehouses and with the distributors to limit contact and the spread of the virus. If you have any questions about their service, please do not hesitate to contact their consumer service department directly at 1 888 999-2272.

For more information on government guidelines or on Covid-19, visit the government website: https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/

 






All activities/gatherings organized by the Town have been cancelled until April 13, following the most recent recommendations of the Québec government. 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 spring session (watercolour, painting and fitness) is cancelled.

In addition, registrations scheduled for April 14 for the following activities are postponed (date to come): day camps, spring tennis, adult soccer and the May 9 yard sale.

Finally, more details will be communicated shortly on the actions to be taken for the winter session already underway.

Héma-Québec blood drive

Héma-Québec will be holding a blood drive next week on March 30, 31 and April 1, at Externat Sacré-Cœur from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Rest assured that Héma-Québec has always taken the lead on the recommendations of Public Health and Health Canada, and that it is taking the necessary measures to provide a safe environment for everyone.

Important - since the blood drive is by appointment only, please call Héma-Québec at 1 800 343-7264, option 3 to donate blood.


Please note that all municipal buildings (except for the ecocentre, which remains open) are closed, until further notice. 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.

Finally, more details will be communicated shortly on the actions to be taken for the winter session already underway.

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.


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 48 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.

This service is effective since Monday, March 23.

Late fees:

During this period when the library is closed, no late fees will be added. Citizens may therefore keep the documents until the library reopens.


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.


Support for Rosemerites of 70 and over

The Town of Rosemère has the well-being of its senior population at heart. Are you 70 years of age or older, or is someone you know part of this group? Do you need support during this time of pandemic? The Town is there for you! Contact us at 450-621-3500, ext. 7384, and it will be our pleasure to offer you the necessary support or direct you to the right resources.

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.

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/

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).


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

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.




What’s happening

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