Updated: August 10, 2020
This page presents a summary of the main page stbruno.ca/coronavirus. Recent changes and additions are identified by this pictogram:
There have been no specific communications over the last few weeks. The Town is working to prepare programming for activities and events adapted to the current context for both the summer and the fall. Please consult the events calendar to find out about future activities. As the situation is evolving day by day, and it is essential that the government’s directives concerning hygiene and social distancing are respected, it is not possible to announce all events in advance.
We invite you to take full advantage of the summer season in Saint-Bruno and to participate in our L’été c’est ici! campaign.
Your Cooperation is Essential
The Town is asking residents to comply with the hygiene and isolation measures recommended by public authorities.
Inform yourselves about the instructions and directives in force, as well the healthcare resources available to you, on the Quebec government website.
See also the Government of Canada website: canada.ca/le-coronavirus
Watch out for fraud and disinformation. More info 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).
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.
Wearing a mask now mandatory in municipal buildings including the library for everyone age 12 and older. Following the announcement by the Québec government on July 13, a mask or face covering must be worn in closed or partially closed public places starting Saturday, July 18.
Town Hall service counter is open.
The town will continue to prioritize online service. You can contact the town at 450 653-2443 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residents coming in person to Town Hall must follow certain rules.
Service counter of the technical building is open. The town will continue to prioritize online service.
- Permits Department – 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.
Library – Open. Starting July 18, wearing a mask is mandatory for everyone age 12 and older. Check opening hours and rules
Ecocentre – Regular schedule. Check opening hours and rules
Other buildings – See Horaire et coordonnées des services municipaux
Services Maintained and Suspended
Administrative services – While municipal buildings are open to the public, the town continues to prioritize online service. Municipal employees 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
Life certificates are processed at Town Hall, no appointment required.
The tree-care consulting service is 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 – Distribution is again underway. To reduce overcrowding on weekends at the ecocentre, it is strongly recommended to pick up mulch during the week.
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.
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.
You can 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.
Note: Food donations are no longer accepted.
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
If you hear or see any signs of conjugal or family violence call 911. More info and resources
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.
Blood tests and other tests performed at the test centre and the CLSC are by appointment with the CISSS de la Montérégie-Est. You can make an appointment online. It is also possible to make an appointment by phone at 1 844 448-6826, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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.
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.
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
Recreation and Culture Program
For specific questions about recreational activities, citizens can contact the employees responsible at 450 645-2940 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some activities are available this summer. Détails
Recreational parks – Activity is maintained. Details
Shows at Centre Marcel-Dulude
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 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.