As part of the gradual deconfinement of Rosemère and the rest of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM), as announced by the Government of Québec, the Town will start cautiously reopening its administrative offices as of May 25.
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.
"Since the beginning of this pandemic, we have been pursuing clear objectives to maintain essential services and virtual programming for residents, while looking after our employees' well-being. Over the past few months, all our employees have continued their work from home in order to offer a variety of services. With the partial opening of several areas of activity, we hope, as a first step, to reopen the administrative offices to residents so as to be in step with this economic recovery," stated Rosemère Mayor Eric Westram.
In this first phase, the reception, the municipal court, public works and also the recreational activities counter will reopen on May 25. For the time being, the library will remain closed to residents. We will keep you informed of the subsequent phases of reopening, as the situation develops.
Since May 20, the tennis and pickleball courts for singles practice sessions have opened to residents. As of today, we are reopening the Bouthilier Marsh for hiking. Starting June 1, we will reopen the Charbonneau Park skatepark according to a plan to be announced to residents shortly. And lastly, starting June 22, day camps will be able to welcome Rosemère children. Registration details will be made public as soon as possible.
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.
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