Updated: May 27th, 2020
This page presents a summary of the main page stbruno.ca/coronavirus. Recent changes and additions are identified by this pictogram:
Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville is one of the 82 municipalities of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM). As such, Saint-Bruno is subject to the directives applicable to the Greater Montreal Area.
Your Cooperation is Essential
The Town is asking residents to comply with the hygiene and isolation measures recommended by public authorities, especially:
- Not using playground equipment and sports facilities.
- Avoiding gatherings.
- Maintaining a distance of 2 metres between you and others.
- Washing your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
- Covering your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
- Complying with confinement directives.
- See official COVID-19 website.
Inform yourselves about the instructions and directives in force, as well the healthcare resources available to you, on the Quebec government website.
Watch out for fraud and disinformation. It is recommended that you not click on any attachments or links contained in emails or unsolicited text messages and to never disclose any of your personal or financial information without verifying the authenticity of the requestor. See more information on the website of the Canadian Antifraud Centre.
How to keep up on the latest news from the Municipality?
Residents are encouraged to stay informed of the evolution of the situation by consulting this page, signing up for the newsletter and following the municipality’s social media pages (Facebook and Twitter).
The Direction de santé publique de la Montérégie encourages people who have COVID-19 symptoms or who have been in contact with a sick person to get tested. Tests are free and no appointment is needed.
Reminder of basic hygiene measures
- Wash your hands often with running warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds.
- Use an alcohol-based disinfectant when you don’t have access to soap and water.
- Observe the rules of hygiene when you cough or sneeze by covering your mouth and nose.
Activities held in municipal buildings (meetings, courses, workshops, etc.) and courses offered by the municipality in Saint-Bruno schools are cancelled until further notice.
Town Hall service counter open as of May 25, during regular hours.
The town will continue to prioritize online service. You can contact the town at 450 653-2443 or email@example.com.
Residents coming in person to Town Hall must follow certain rules. See rules.
Service counter of the technical building open as of May 25, during regular hours.
The town will continue to prioritize online service. Residents coming in person must follow certain rules. See rules.
- Permits Department– Opening of building to public on May 25.
Also see How to apply without coming in person to our offices (preferred method).
- Engineering Department– The Department asks residents not to come in person to the technical building. Details.
The other municipal buildings are closed to the public but municipal employees are still working and handling your requests.
Library – Starting May 29, the Saint-Bruno municipal library will proceed with a partial opening of its services. The book drop will be open and loans can be done online. Book can be picked up starting June 1. Details.
Ecocentre – Back to regular schedule. Check opening hours
The March 24 council meeting was held by telephone conference and broadcast directly on the Town’s YouTube channel, where it can still be viewed. This method did not enable the citizen question period. Residents are asked to submit their questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. These will be answered at the April council meeting.
Tennis courts in Saint-Bruno will open on May 25. You can register on Espace loisir starting May 20.
New rules and measures will be in force. Details.
- Tailhandier park
- Dog park
- Tennis courts
- Pickleball courts
- BMX track
- Running track at parc Rabastalière
- Skate park (Rabastalière Park)
- Pétanque ground (open for free practice only)activity is maintained
Facilities closed :
- Play modules in all parks
- Water fountains
- Athletics track (Rabastalière Park)
- Book sharing
- Soccer fields
- Outdoor ping pong tables (near community centre and Lac du Village)
- Baseball fields (hardball and softball)
- Basketball courts
- Benchfit and Treckfit outdoor training circuits (Ruisseau Park) and Bootcamp (Marie-Victorin Park)
Where Can You Walk?
Residents can walk and run in parks as long as they comply with the rules of the Direction de la santé publique du Québec, namely to avoid gatherings and to keep a distance of 2 metres between you and others.
Services Maintained and Suspended
Administrative services – While municipal buildings are closed to the public, municipal employees are continuing to work and handle your requests during regular hours, Monday to Thursday, 8:15 a.m. to 12:00 noon, and 1:00 to 4:30 p.m., and Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 noon. You can contact the municipality at 450 653-2443 or email@example.com
Permits Division – It is still possible to contact this department at 450 645-2930 or at firstname.lastname@example.org during regular opening hours. Alternative solutions are being offered to resident for handling their requests for as long as the building remains closed. More details.
Life certificates are processed at Town Hall, but with an appointment only. Call 450 645-2999 to receive instructions on the procedure to follow.
The tree-care consulting service is now back in operation. Remember that physical distancing must be observed between residents and the forest engineer when evaluating trees.
The municipality’s essential services for residents are maintained and operating normally.
Garage and yard sales are suspended until further notice.
Mulch and compost distribution is suspended until further notice.
Municipal Tax Bill – Payment Extension
To lighten the tax load on residents and businesses, each of next three deadlines for the 2020 municipal tax installments is extended by one month. New dates: May 6, July 6, September 8.
The municipality will deposit post-dated cheques one month later than the deadline. The same extension also applies to preauthorized bank debits. More information on the Evaluation and taxation page.
The deadline for removing temporary shelters is extended to May 15.
Tree Donation Program
The registration period is postponed. See details on the program page.
Telephone Helpline and Resources Guide
You’re looking for resources? You need food assistance? You feel isolated? Call the Helpline at 450 441-8399, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can also consult a resources guide prepared by the Centre d’action bénévoles Les p’tits bonheurs. Note that the guide is not exhaustive and may change without notice, due to the quickly evolving situation. See the Resources Guide.
A Call for Solidarity to Help Those Less Fortunate
Saint-Bruno encourages all its residents to act in solidarity during this difficult period and to support the Centre d’action bénévole (CAB) Les p’tits bonheurs which is focusing all its efforts on maintaining the Meals on Wheels and food assistance services for residents in need. What you can do:
- Make a money donation by placing an envelope containing a cheque in the CAB mailbox at 1665 Montarville Street. Include your contact information (full name, address, telephone number) so the CAB can provide you with a receipt (donations of $20 and over). It’s also possible to donate online at www.cabstbruno.org, under the “Dons” (donations) tab.
- Make a food donation by placing non-perishable foods in the two boxes located in the lobby of the community centre (entrance on children’s pool side), during the week from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The 3A Program: Appels Aide Aînés (assistance calls to seniors)
Municipal employees contact residents 70 and over by phone to ensure they are safe and refer them to the right resources according to their needs.
Conjugal and Family Violence is Everyone’s Business
Our present confinement makes violence even harder to detect. However, it is more prevalent than ever in the lives of many women and children. If you hear or see any signs of conjugal or family violence call 911.
Emergency : 911
Help and referral 24 / 7 :
– SOS Violence Conjugale : 1 800 363-9010
– Suicide Prevention : 1 866 277-3553
– Tel-jeunes : 1 800 263-2266
More info : ‘L’Alliance des maisons d’hébergement de 2e étape pour femmes et enfants victimes de violence conjugale
Clinic for Saint-Bruno Residents – No Appointment Required
Starting April 6, 2020, the Le Sentier Clinic is offering a consultation service exclusively to Saint-Bruno residents and no appointment required. The service is intended for emergencies, other than anything involving the flu or gastroenteritis (stomach flu) or anything associated with the COVID-19 virus. Details on the clinic website.
DEL is Here for Saint-Bruno Businesses
Développement économique Longueuil (DEL) is offering accompaniment free of charge to businesses affected by the coronavirus, as well as financing and tools. The situation is evolving, so you should visit their website regularly at www.delagglo.ca.
I Buy Local! Saint-Bruno Guide
The Municipality encourages resident to buy locally to help support the local economy and workers. See the list of businesses and restaurants that are active during the pandemic at stbruno.ca/j-achete-local.
Spring branch collection resumes in May
Collection in sectors A, B and C will be as planned in the 2020 calendar, while collection in sector D will be delayed. See dates and instructions on the branch collection page.
A reminder about disposable wipes
We remind you not to throw disposable wipes down the toilet. They can accumulate and cause blockage in the pipes in your home or in the city’s pumping facilities. You must put these wipes in the trash. They also do not go into the recycling bin or the organic material bin.
Do not put handkerchiefs (tissues) in with organic matter. They must be put in closed containers or garbage bags, and placed in a garbage can, the same as masks, wipes and soiled gloves.
Glass Recycling Deposit Bin
Users are asked to use gloves when depositing their glass pots and bottles, to maintain a distance of at least 2 metres between them and others and to wash their hands as soon as possible.
RECYC-QUÉBEC invites the population to postpone visits to the ecocentre or other deposit points until later, in order to limit movement, and to avoid materials or products ending up in the garbage in the meantime. See all RECYC-QUÉBEC recommendations.
The municipality is cancelling all activities on its summer program, in compliance with the government directives issued last April 10 ordering the cancellation of all public and sports events in Québec until August 31, 2020.
- Public market – MAINTAINED
- Fête nationale 2020 – CANCELLED
- 2frères show postponed to June 24, 2021
- Other summer activities: Canada Day, summer shows, Fête des parcs and others (cultural agenda): CANCELLED
- OSM concert, in context of the 175th – postponed to summer 2021
- Activities planned for the Québec family week – CANCELLED
- Fête des voisins – CANCELLED
- A new child, a tree! – MAINTAINED
Recreation and Culture Program
The Town is cancelling the spring session for its Recreation and culture program. The summer session is maintained for now.
For specific questions about recreational activities, citizens can contact the employees responsible at 450 645-2940 or email@example.com.
Activity is maintained. See details.
Shows at Centre Marcel-Dulude
The Town has cancelled Michel Louvain show and postponed the Trois Accords and Sam Breton shows . Tickets will be honoured on the new dates. Tickets can also be refunded according to the payment method when purchased from Productions du 16. New information will be provided concerning shows taking place at later dates. See details on the shows page.
Submissions from Artists
Submissions for the Vieux Presbytère 2020-2021 program are now being accepted by email only. The deadline has been postponed to May 3, 2020. More details.
Visual Arts Contest (local artists)
The 2020 visual arts contest is postponed to 2021. All contest details will be announced in 2021
Rental of rooms from the municipality is suspended until further notice, whether at the Chalet Marie-Victorin, the community centre, Centre Marcel-Dulude, the Vieux Presbytère or the old train station.
The dog park has been closed since March 23 and will stay closed until further notice.
Refuge Proanima (formerly Les services animaliers de la Rive-Sud) closed on March 24. Visit the organization’s website for the latest news: www.proanima.com
The Ville de Saint-Bruno is closely monitoring the situation
The Town continues to be in constant contact with the Direction de la santé publique de la Montérégie, the Ministère de la Sécurité publique du Québec and the regional directorate of the Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l’Habitation to monitor the evolution of the situation and ensure the safety of our population.
The Town is continuing to implement the measures provided for in its civil security plan including the mobilization of its emergency measures coordinating committee, in order to ensure the ongoing provision of essential services.