In accordance with the recommendations issued by the Québec government and the Direction de la santé publique, and as a precaution, starting tomorrow, Friday, March 13 and until further notice, all public facilities in Longueuil will be closed to citizens, including libraries, arenas, pools, and community centres.
Citizen Service Centre
Despite the closure of municipal buildings, citizens can still contact the city's various departments via the Citizen Service Centre, by calling 311 or 450-463-7311 (outside of Longueuil), by visiting Mon portail citoyen, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Citizens can also consult the city's website and social media accounts for the latest developments on the situation.
Longueuil wishes to inform its suppliers that its administrative and procurement activities are unaffected by the closures.
“We have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely for the past several weeks, and we're taking it extremely seriously. Our priority is to ensure the safety of our population, maintain services to citizens—especially essential services—and protect the health of our staff,” stated Longueuil Mayor Sylvie Parent. “Therefore, effective immediately, we are implementing the full set of measures ordered by the government and the Direction de la santé publique.”
Frequent reassessment of municipal activities
In the event the Québec government revises the risk level, the city will review its response, while continuing to prioritize the health of the population.
The city's alert level, which has been at code green since March 10, is now at code yellow. As such, Longueuil is implementing the measures set out in its emergency preparedness plan to ensure that all municipal services, in particular essential services, continue uninterrupted. As a result, the Comité de coordination des mesures d'urgence (emergency measures coordination committee) has been mobilized.
The city remains in frequent 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 in order to track the situation and ensure the safety of its citizens.