COVID-19: Longueuil steps up prevention measures

The City of Longueuil has provided an update on the measures being taken to protect the public and municipal employees from COVID-19.

“I would like to acknowledge the outstanding cooperation and commitment shown by our residents and staff,” said Longueuil Mayor Sylvie Parent. “This spirit of solidarity is vital during critical situations like this one. I urge everyone in Longueuil to be civic-minded and heed the provincial government's recommendations in order to serve the public interest and the common good.”

The City of Longueuil had already implemented a series of measures in recent days to safeguard the health of the community and its staff members, in accordance with government guidelines. The City is committed to upholding all instructions issued by the government and the Direction de la santé publique, including those related to hygiene and self-isolation among high-risk groups.

Community resources for people in isolation
In the context of COVID-19, many residents, especially the elderly and socially isolated, may require assistance. The City would therefore like to remind the public that the 211 Greater Montreal service is available to them.

The purpose of 211 Greater Montreal is to refer callers to social and community resources that best suit their needs and that are closest to their home. The 211 team does not respond to health emergencies related to COVID-19, but they can answer a wide range of non-urgent questions linked to people's concerns about the spread of the virus.

If you are an isolated senior citizen or if you need help from social or community resources, contact 211 Greater Montreal:

  • by calling 211 or 1-844-387-3598, or
  • by visiting the website at www.211qc.ca/en.

City, borough and agglomeration council meetings closed to the public
Upcoming meetings of the borough, city and agglomeration councils will be closed to the public until further notice. Residents are nevertheless invited to live stream the meetings via the City's Twitter and YouTube accounts.

For the public question period, residents will be given special permission to submit their questions by email to greffe@longueuil.quebec on the day of the meeting, no later than 15 minutes prior to the start of a borough council meeting and no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of a city or agglomeration council meeting.

Stay informed
For further details and to stay informed of the latest measures being taken by the City, residents are encouraged to visit www.longueuil.quebec/en/covid19.

About Longueuil
Modern and forward-facing, Longueuil is the central city of the Agglomération de Longueuil, home to more than 430,000 residents. Longueuil is renowned for the quality of its essential public services, its rich and varied cultural programming, and its strong potential for economic development. With a history dating back 360 years, Longueuil is also a vibrant and welcoming city with a remarkable quality of life where families can thrive, surrounded by expansive green spaces, peaceful residential and urban neighbourhoods, and a booming business sector.