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COVID-19

Last updated : March 26, 2020 at 4:45 p.m.
Check this page regularly for updates and the latest municipal measures put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Thank you for your collaboration!

The World Health Organization has officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic.

In Quebec, for the moment, the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is under control, but the next few weeks will be critical. The government is therefore taking all necessary measures to slow down the spread of the disease as much as possible.

On March 13, 2020, the Quebec government issued an order declaring a health emergency throughout Quebec. This exceptional measure empowers the government to implement an array of measures to protect the health of the population.

Special attention must be paid to the elderly, especially individuals 70 years of age and over, since they are at greater risk of complications.

If you are worried about COVID‑19 or have symptoms such as a cough or fever, you can call the toll free number 1-877-644-4545.

Source : quebec.ca/coronavirus

Increased level of monitoring

The City’s alert level, which has been at code green since March 10, was raised to yellow on March 12, entailing the mobilization of the Emergency Measures Coordination Committee

The City of Saint-Lambert is therefore implementing the measures set out in its emergency preparedness plan to ensure the continuity of all municipal services, especially its essential services. 

The City is in regular contact with the cities of the Longueuil agglomeration, the Direction de la santé publique de la Montérégie, the Ministère de la Sécurité publique du Québec and the regional office of the Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l’Habitation to keep updated on the developing situation and to ensure the safety of its citizens and employees.

Regular reassessment of the situation

Should the Quebec government authorities revise the level of risk, the City of Saint-Lambert will revise its operational planning accordingly, while always prioritizing the health of its employees and of the population.

Closure of municipal facilities, maintenance of services and cancellation of activities

As a precautionary measure due to the COVID-19 situation, all municipal facilities have been closed since Friday, March 13, until further notice, including City Hall, the library, arena, recreation centre and multi-purpose centre.

Although municipal buildings are being closed, administrative activities (finance, environment, urban planning, etc.) and essential services (waste collection, snow removal, asphalt work, etc.) will be maintained.

Residents can still communicate with the various City departments by email or directly with the usual municipal personnel by contacting the reception desk at 450 672-4444 or info.citoyens@saint-lambert.ca.

All scheduled activities cancelled

The City of Saint-Lambert has decided to suspend all scheduled activities until May 15. We are monitoring the situation and will keep you informed of any developments.

Visit saint-lambert.ca/en/calendar for updates.

Spring session of activities cancelled

The City of Saint-Lambert has decided to cancel the spring session of all its Leisure à la carte program of activities. Online registration that was to start on March 17 is therefore also cancelled.

For questions specifically related to recreational activities, residents can contact the recreation staff at 450 466-3890 or at loisirs@saint-lambert.ca.

Library book returns

Due to the closure of the library, all loans and reservations are extended until the municipal buildings reopen. No late fees will be charged during the closure period. Even if a fee appears on file, the library will cancel it when the library reopens.

In addition, in order to limit the risk of spreading COVID-19, we have decided to close the book chute starting March 20 at 8:30 p.m.

City Council meetings closed to public attendance

To comply with the social distancing requirements ordered by the Public Health authorities, the next City Council meetings will not be open to public attendance, until further notice. The meetings will be recorded, as usual, and will be available on the City’s website the following day. 

To ensure that public question periods are maintained, Saint-Lambert residents may submit their questions to greffe@saint-lambert.ca no later than 4 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Questions may relate to items on the agenda, which is posted on the City’s website the Friday before the meeting, or be of a general nature. 

The City of Saint-Lambert closes access to its parks

In order to limit the spread of COVID-19, the City of Saint-Lambert is closing all its parks, including the dog parks, playgrounds, outdoor sports facilities and community gardens, until further notice.

Moreover, knowing that the COVID-19 virus can survive for up to 72 hours on plastic and steel surfaces, it is impossible to properly and safely disinfect playgrounds.

The City of Saint-Lambert is therefore asking residents not to use the parks, playgrounds or sports facilities. We are also reminding everyone to keep a distance of 2 metres between themselves and other people at all times.  

Temporary closure of the glass collection point

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the City of Saint-Lambert has decided to temporarily close the glass collection point located in the Saint-Denis Park parking lot.

This decision follows a recommendation issued by RECYC-QUÉBEC asking citizens to postpone their visits to various waste drop-off points, including this glass collection point.

We will keep you informed when the glass collection point reopens.

Next three municipal tax deadlines extended

To give its population a little breathing room during this period of COVID-19, the City of Saint-Lambert is extending each of the next three municipal tax deadlines by one month.

Accordingly, with the exception of payments made by a mortgage company, the next tax instalments will now be due on the following dates:

  • May 11, 2020 for the second instalment;
  • July 13, 2020 for the third instalment;
  • September 14, 2020 for the fourth instalment.

These extensions apply to both residential and commercial owners. The deadlines of April 14, June 15 and August 17 do not change for mortgage companies.

Suggestions for activities during self-isolation

To help residents cope with the self-isolation measures imposed by the government, the City of Saint-Lambert has created a web page containing a wide array of ideas for activities that you can follow directly online and enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

You’ll find activities for people of all ages offered by both small and larger organizations, grouped by theme, such as sports, arts and crafts, education, culture, cooking, and many more. The list will be updated regularly, so you are invited to check back in from time to time.

This web page is available now by clicking here

The City of Saint-Lambert issues an appeal for volunteers

During this period of self-isolation, the demand for volunteers has increased significantly. The City of Saint-Lambert has therefore launched an appeal for volunteers to help local organizations meet their many needs. For more information, click here.

For the well-being of employees

The City is also applying the measures put in place by the government by requiring all employees who have travelled abroad since February 28 to self-isolate at home for 14 days.

In addition, the City has asked its employees to reconsider taking vacations in the coming months and to cancel any out-of-country travel that would have a departure date prior to April 30.

It is now also mandatory for all employees who are able to do so to work from home. Strict hygiene and social distancing measures have been put in place for employees who must work on-site, as recommended by the Public Health authorities.

Information on municipal services

Residents can communicate with the various City departments by email or directly with the usual municipal personnel by contacting the reception desk at 450 672-4444 or info.citoyens@saint-lambert.ca.

Residents can also stay informed on the evolving situation by consulting the City’s website at www.saint-lambert.ca/en, Facebook page at facebook.com/VilleStLambert, or Twitter account at twitter.com/VilleStLambert.

B-CITI

Did you know? The B-CITI system allows the City of Saint-Lambert to send you news bulletins or emergency notifications. This system is used for various important alerts, including instructions issued by the City, water service interruptions, new services, unexpected cancellation of activities, etc. In emergency situations (boil water advisories, evacuation, etc.), you will also receive a phone call or text message.

In the context of the current COVID-19 situation, we invite you to register on the platform to ensure that you receive any notifications the City sends out.

To get connected to the system, simply log on to the B-CITI citizen portal and create an account. Then go to the "Notifications" tab under the "My Profile" menu. For more information : https://www.saint-lambert.ca/en/services-residents/public-safety-and-emergencies/emergency-alert-system

Support resources at your fingertips

Given the isolation measures asked of people by Santé publique du Québec due to COVID-19, the City of Saint-Lambert wishes to remind residents that the 211 Grand Montréal service is available to them, especially for seniors and people who are isolated and who may need help.

The mission of the 211 service is to refer citizens to the social and community resources best equipped to address their problem and located closest to them. The 211 team cannot respond to health emergencies related to COVID-19, but it can answer many non-urgent questions related to concerns about the spread of the virus.

Residents who are isolated or who need help from a social or community resource can contact 211 Grand Montréal:

  • by calling 211 or 1-844-387-3598; or
  • by visiting www.211qc.ca.

Support Moisson Rive-Sud

In the context of COVID-19, community organizations will increasingly lack resources to carry out their activities. This pressure will be felt all the more when it comes to the need for food aid. The mayor of Saint-Lambert is therefore inviting all residents to support Moisson Rive-Sud. This organization provides an essential service for food security organizations in the Montérégie.

Residents wishing to donate money can do so directly via their website at https://www.moissonrivesud.org/simpliquer/faire-un-don.

Social solidarity

Further to the provincial government’s announcement asking people ages 70 years and older, as well as those with precarious health, to stay at home, the City of Saint-Lambert is calling on everyone to lend their support and solidarity to their families and loved ones.

Remember that you can order and request home delivery of medications from many drugstores, and can do the same online for food deliveries from most grocery stores. Using these services or helping someone else to use them could be very helpful in the current situation.

Support available for local SMEs from DEL

DEL and its numerous financial partners are there to help you get through this period of economic slowdown. In order to minimize the impact of coronavirus on businesses, they have prepared a page to provide you with all content related to COVID-19 that is relevant to your business. Financial assistance is available, and several institutions have reviewed some of their policies to provide more flexible and personalized solutions. All the details at https://www.delagglo.ca/en/covid-19-support-for-businesses.

RECYC-QUÉBEC invites the population to take certain precautions

Because of the current COVID-19 situation, RECYC-QUÉBEC invites the population to take certain precautions in order to limit the risk of spreading the disease:

  • The directive to limit going out also applies to residual materials: citizens must keep their refundable containers at home and postpone trips to ecocentres and other drop-off points;
  • Soiled tissues, masks, wipes and gloves must be disposed of in closed waste receptacles.

These directives may change and be revised in the coming days. Stay informed by visiting the website of Recyc-Québec.

New releases issued by the City

Information on COVID-19

Anyone wanting information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) or who thinks they may be affected is invited to contact the official sources of information. 

COVID-19 | Quebec government