Published on: March 13, 2020

COVID-19 | March 13 Update

PRESS RELEASE
For immediate publication

As a precautionary measure, the Town of Brome Lake is closing its four community centres until further notice.

Brome Lake, March 13, 2020 –  In accordance with the recommendations of the Government of Quebec and the Direction de la santé publique and as a precautionary measure, the Town of Brome Lake is taking several exceptional measures. In order to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Centre Lac-Brome, as well as the three community centres (Ovide-Dagenais Hall, Salle du Club de la bonne humeur and Davis Hall) will therefore, be closed as of today, Friday, March 13, 2020, until further notice.

Community Activities and Services

All planned activities and courses are therefore cancelled or postponed. The public will be kept informed of developments as the situation evolves. The activities of the CLSC and the blood collection clinic are maintained. Doors will open at 8:00 a.m. and the Centre Lac-Brome will close at 4:30 p.m.

Town Hall Opening

Town Hall and municipal services run their normal course, according to regular business hours. We ask for the cooperation of the population to help stop the spread of the virus. This includes avoiding trips to City Hall, especially if you have flu or cold symptoms, and favouring phone calls or using online services (ville.lac-brome.qc.ca). Previously scheduled meetings with administration staff are maintained. We are grateful for everyones’ vigilance and understanding in maintaining the well-being of both citizens and employees.

General Preventive Measures

Whether you are suffering from a cold, the flu, COVID-19 or gastro, here are a few measures that we strongly encourage you to follow.

  • Wash your hands often with warm running water and soap for at least 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth without first washing your hands.
  • Regularly disinfect work surfaces and equipment, such as desks, landline and cell phones, computer mice, and computer, and laptop screens and keyboards, at the end of your workday to minimize the risk of spreading.
  • Observe recommended hygiene rules when coughing or sneezing.

Government Recommendations

At this time, the risk to Canadians remains low. However, the government has made and will make special recommendations for the current situation. For details, consult the following websites for reliable sources of information:

www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus

www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

www.santeestrie.qc.ca/en/care-services/health-advice/infectious-and-communicable-diseases/coronavirus-covid-19/

People with symptoms

People who are in doubt about their health should call 1-877-644-4545 toll free. A nurse will assess the situation and give the appropriate instructions.

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