Published on: March 16, 2020

COVID-19 | March 16 Update

PRESS RELEASE
For immediate publication

COVID-19: Town Hall closed to the public as of Tuesday March 17

Brome Lake, March 16, 2020 — In response to the directives issued by the Direction de la santé publique in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Brome Lake announces the closure of its Town Hall as of Tuesday, March 17, for an undetermined period of time. This means that all in-person meetings scheduled from that date with any of the Town’s employees are cancelled. 

As an alternative, citizens are invited to use the phone (450 243-6111), email or online services (ville.lac-brome.qc.ca) to communicate with municipal employees. This measure is in addition to those announced on Friday, which include the closure of the Centre Lac-Brome and the three community centres on the territory, as well as the interruption of all courses and activities. It should be noted, however, that the CLSC and the blood collection clinic remain accessible.    

“Brome Lake is one of the communities with the highest average age in Quebec,” said Mayor Richard Burcombe. “We can’t sit and watch, we have to do everything we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19. I am now asking my fellow citizens to stay home and restrict their outings to the strict minimum.”

The municipal administration is also in early warning mode following a meeting last Friday of the Brome Lake Municipal Civil Security Organization. It is important to know that the civil protection plan covers all risks, including those associated with a pandemic, as well as the measures to deal with it.

The Town of Brome Lake continues to closely monitor the evolution of the situation. Measures to support vulnerable people and people aged 70 and over are currently being studied and may be announced in the near future. Daily updates will also be made on our various platforms. 

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Members of the Brome Lake Municipal Civil Security Organization at work during last Friday’s meeting.

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