12 mars 2020 COVID-19: Situation in Saint-Bruno
Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, March 10, 2020 – For a number of weeks, the Ville de Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville has been closely monitoring the evolution of COVID-19 and today launched a dedicated Web page at stbruno.ca/coronavirus to continue monitoring the situation and provide reminders for the preventive hygiene measures recommended by the Québec government.
Our municipality is in constant contact with the Direction de la santé publique de la Montérégie (Montérégie public health department), the Ministère de la Sécurité publique du Québec and the regional directorate of the Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l’Habitation, and Saint-Bruno has put in place a special intervention plan specifically adapted to COVID-19.
In addition, for prevention purposes, Saint-Bruno has reminded all municipal personnel and the residents using its facilities of the preventive hygiene measures recognized and recommended by the Québec government.
A confirmed case of COVID-19 in Longueuil after travel abroad
Following a press conference by the public health department on March 10 concerning a confirmed case of COVID-19 in a person in the Longueuil area who had travelled abroad, the Ville de Saint-Bruno is advising residents to check whether they have taken the Montréal metro or bus line 88 in the same time period as the person affected, namely February 24 and March 6, 2020. You can see details of the route taken by this person (the 4th case in Québec) at quebec.ca/coronavirus in the “Targeted surveillance” section. Anyone who may have used those routes during those times should watch for symptoms (fever, cough or difficulty breathing) for a 14-day period following potential contact.
It is important to note that as of March 10, 2020, the risk level is still considered low by the Public Health Agency of Canada. As a result, at this time, municipal activities will take place as planned.
Any residents with questions about the coronavirus or symptoms such as a fever, cough or difficulty breathing following a trip outside Canada are advised to call Info-Santé 811.
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