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Due to COVID-19, City Council meetings will temporarily be closed to public attendance

Wednesday 18 March 2020

Due to COVID-19 and in order to limit the spread of the virus, the City of Saint-Lambert is informing the population of Saint-Lambert that the upcoming City Council meetings will not be open to public attendance, until further notice.

 

“I want to reassure the community. As stated in the ministerial order issued by the Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l’Habitation, the application of this exceptional measure will be temporary. Its purpose is to comply with the social distancing requirements ordered by the Public Health authorities,” said Pro-Mayor France Désaulniers.

 

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.

 

“Despite this exceptional situation, it is very important for us that residents continue to be involved in municipal life. I therefore invite them to continue to raise their questions as usual,” continued Ms. Désaulniers.

 

During this pandemic, which is necessitating extraordinary measures, members of City Council are reaffirming their complete availability to the population.

 

“I would also like to remind the residents of Saint-Lambert that all essential services are being maintained despite the closure of the buildings to the public. Along with municipal employees, we, your elected officials, will remain available by telephone or email to answer your questions and discuss issues that concern you,” said the pro-mayor.

 

COVID-19

Anyone with questions about COVID-19 or the onset of symptoms, such as fever, a dry cough or difficulty breathing following travel outside the country, are invited to contact the Info-Santé 811 line.

 

The Direction de Santé publique du Québec is encouraging the public to take some simple precautions to reduce their chances of being infected:

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Dispose of tissues quickly after use
  • Cough into your elbow.