Published on: March 18, 2020

COVID-19 | March 18 Update

STATEMENT


Respect for existing measures: “Don’t just think about yourself, think about your loved ones and neighbours”

Brome Lake, March 18, 2020 — The Town of Brome Lake is calling for the collaboration of ALL age groups to address the COVID-19 crisis. It strongly invites its citizens to respect the voluntary isolation measures put in place over the past few days. Applying the appropriate measures will not only reduce the risk of being infected, but will also prevent the transmission of the virus to people at higher risk of complications. 

“Unfortunately, too many people designated as vulnerable are still wandering around downtown and frequent our various businesses,” said Brome Lake Mayor Richard Burcombe. “It is imperative that we follow government guidelines for voluntary isolation to minimize the spread of the virus. Don’t just think of yourself; think of your loved ones and neighbours.”    

Merchants are also urged to be vigilant about the customers they serve. Through their ability to raise awareness, merchants are important actors in the success of this information campaign.

“Our ability to get out of the current situation will depend on the quality of the collective effort. In the regions, the cities that follow the measures to the letter are those that will fare best,” Mayor Burcombe summarizes. 

Have you signed up for our public alert system? 

The Town of Brome Lake intends to use its mass alert and notification system for the first time in the near future. If you haven’t already done so, register or make sure you are registered by calling 1 844 642-3540.

Ecocentres closed in April   

On Tuesday evening, the Council of Mayors of the MRC Brome-Missisquoi took the decision to close the five regional ecocentres (Brome Lake, Bromont, Bedford, Farnham and Sutton) for the month of April.  

The Cowansville regional ecocentre (at the Régie) will be opened with an improved service as of April 1st. It will then be open Monday to Saturday year-round and closed on Sundays and statutory holidays. Brome-Missisquoi residents will be able to access it free of charge.

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