As a precautionary measure due to the COVID-19 situation, the City of Saint-Lambert closes its buildings to citizens until further notice
Starting tomorrow, Friday, March 13, and until further notice, the City of Saint-Lambert will close all its public buildings, including the library, arena, recreation centre and multi-purpose centre. All activities will also be cancelled.
These extraordinary measures are being taken as per the recommendations of the Government of Quebec and the Direction de la santé publique and as a precautionary measure due to the COVID-19 situation.
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 communicate directly with the usual municipal personnel in the various City departments by email or by phone, or by calling the reception desk at 450 672-4444 or email@example.com.
Residents can also stay informed on the developing situation by consulting the City's website at www.saint-lambert.ca, Facebook page at www.facebook.com/VilleStLambert/, or Twitter account at twitter.com/VilleStLambert.
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. Employees will be able to work from home in order to continue to provide essential services to residents.
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.
Increased level of monitoring
The City's alert level, which has been at code green since March 10, has been raised to yellow as of today, which entails 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.
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.