In these uncertain times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we must all show courage, personal sacrifice and above all community solidarity. We must work as a team and that depends on the involvement of each of us. Public health authorities are asking us to stay at home to limit the spread of the virus. We all have to follow the guidelines provided to make sure that we flatten the curve and win this battle.

Our citizens aged 70 and over are among the most vulnerable to coronavirus and must therefore stay at home. If you know elderly people who live alone, try to communicate with them to find out how they’re coping and offer support to get them through this difficult period.

We must thank all those who are on the front lines, and who make enormous sacrifices for us. Not only the health services sector, but also businesses and their employees who provide us with essential services.

The next few weeks will be difficult and anxiety levels are very high, but we must remain positive. Let us enjoy the small things and the little moments like spring, blue skies, family dinners and our pets looking at us like there were no worries in the world.

Your municipality and your elected officials are here for you and rest assured that the City continues to provide essential services to the population.

If you have any questions or worries, don’t hesitate to get in touch with any of your city councillors.

Together, we will get through this!

 

*This statement is not an official statement of the town of Saint-Lazare but rather my own views as a municipal councillor.

 

 

Resources:

**This information can change at any time. Please consult proper authorities for up to date information.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Québec

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

If you are worried about COVID‑19 or display symptoms such as a cough, fever or sudden loss of sense of smell and taste without nasal congestion, you can call 514-644-4545, 450-644-4545, and 1-877-644-4545 (toll free) elsewhere in Québec.

If you have symptoms such as a cough, fever or sudden loss of sense of smell and taste without nasal congestion:

  • Do not go to a medical clinic unless you have first obtained an appointment.
  • If your condition allows you to do so, call 1-877-644-4545. If you are a traveller who has returned within less than 14 days, mention it.
  • Visit the emergency room only if you have difficulty breathing (you have difficulty breathing when resting or are unable to breathe when lying down). 

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Government of Canada Public Health

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

 

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) will open soon. To ensure you can access the money quickly:

  • sign up for CRA My Account
  • register for direct deposit now
  • visit the CRA website regularly

Click here for more: https://www.canada.ca/fr/agence-revenu/services/services-electroniques/services-electroniques-particuliers/dossier-particuliers.html

 

CISSS de la Montérégie-Ouest Screening clinic – drive-thru service (Vaudreuil-Dorion)

You must have an appointment to access this service. To do this, call 1-877-644-4545.

 

Community Alert System Town of Saint-Lazare

To register to Saint-Lazare Community Alert System in order to receive important or urgent information from the city click here https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/alertealacommunaute?

 

Town of Saint-Lazare

Website town of Saint-Lazare https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/bienvenue

Facebook Page town of Saint-Lazare https://www.facebook.com/villesaintlazare/

E-newsletter subscription town of Saint-Lazare https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/abonnement

 

La Source d’Entraide Saint-Lazare

Food bank (450) 455-8000 ext 104 or by email: aalavigne@sourcedentraide.org

Website : https://www.sourcedentraide.org/

 

Centre d’action bénévole L’Actuel

Food bank, calls to seniors and safety calls, Pairing program, etc.

(450) 455-3331

Website : https://www.lactuel.org/en/

 

Maison de la Famille Vaudreuil-Soulanges

Listening, advice and support for families thanks to the new remote psychosocial support service.

450-218-0561 #1 (Vaudreuil)

450-217-2177 #1 (Soulanges)

Website: http://www.maisondelafamillevs.ca/