Published on: March 17, 2020

COVID-19 | March 17 Update

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Increase in cases of COVID-19 in the Eastern Townships: it is vital to follow the measures in place

Brome Lake, March 17, 2020 — While the Eastern Townships is currently experiencing one of the highest increases in COVID-19 cases with the confirmation of six new infected individuals, the Town of Brome Lake is asking its citizens to step up their efforts to avoid accelerating the spread of the virus. TBL is once again appealing for collaboration, inviting people to limit their travel and stay home.

Despite the deployment of these measures, local businesses and companies must not be forgotten. In order to facilitate the acquisition of essential goods, medication and food, several of them have taken the initiative to offer a home delivery service. Citizens are asked to check with their merchant before considering going there.

“Our merchants are also going through a tough time. Let’s try to encourage them as best we can, while respecting the instructions. They need us,” said Brome Lake Mayor Richard Burcombe.   

The spirit of mutual aid and solidarity between family members and neighbours who are elderly or in a vulnerable situation is encouraged. “Do your part by helping with shopping, for example, always in accordance with the measures in place,” says Mayor Burcombe. 

The Town of Brome Lake also reiterates the government’s appeal to young people through the campaign “Propage l’info, pas le virus”: avoid gatherings to prevent from becoming a source of contagion. 

It should also be noted that according to a government measure, first responders in Brome Lake will no longer be asked to travel for a priority 3 intervention (problems deemed non-urgent). This measure will limit their outings and prevent them from being placed in a risky situation. Nothing changes for the other aspects of their work. 

In closing, as is the case for the Town’ s municipal buildings, the offices of the MRC Brome-Missisquoi remain inaccessible to the public. However, activities continue; citizens are invited to call 450 266-4900 or to go to mrcbm.qc.ca for any questions.   

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