COVID-19

Latest update: June 2, 2020

 

The City of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue wishes to assure its population that it is closely monitoring the evolution of the situation with the various government stakeholders.

Taking into account all the information and recommendations, specific measures are being implemented for the coming weeks.

 

Montréal Agglomeration Declares State of Emergency

On Friday, March 27, 2020, the urban agglomeration of Montréal declared the state of emergency, as requested by the national director of public health of Québec. The local state of emergency grants exceptional powers to the urban agglomeration, enabling it to mobilize the necessary resources and workforce and conveys the latitude required to respond efficiently to ensure the wellbeing of its population.

 

City Essential and Non-essential Services

The gouvernement du Québec has ordered the closing of all non-essential stores and services as of Wednesday, March 25th at 00:01 until May 4th, 2020.

Following this announcement, municipal organizations must determine which essential resources must be maintained in order to be able to provide priority services to citizens. To this end, the services deemed essential by the Ville de Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue are:

- Public works
- Municipal patrol (public security)
- Administrative services (General management, communication, reception, treasury, taxation, registry and IT support)

Non-essential services are:
- Recreation service;
- Library
- Engineering
- Urbanism, permits and inspections

Please note that all administrative and non-essential services are currently operational at City Hall or by telework, Monday to Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m and Friday, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

For more information on the business sectors that have been deemed essential by the Government of Quebec, see the official list of priority services and activities.

 

City Hall

City Hall will be open to the public again from Tuesday, May 26.
It will be open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., by appointment only.

The reception can accommodate only one person at a time inside. If there is already a person inside, we ask you to wait outside, respecting the 2 meters distance between each person. A waiting area will be identified.

Upon your arrival
You will find at your disposal a hydroalcoholic solution to disinfect your hands. Please note that this procedure is mandatory to allow you access to City Hall services. In addition, the receptionist will ask questions regarding the state of health to anyone visiting City Hall.

Read the procedure for visitors ->

To make an appointment or contact the reception, please call 514-457-5500 or write to us at info@sadb.qc.ca

 

OTHER MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS:
The library, the Centre Harpell and the park chalets are closed at all times. All activities that were to take place in any of these buildings are canceled.

 

 

SPVM and 24 hour Municipal Patrol

The SPVM has the mandate to closely monitor public places and stores to ensure that the guidelines related to governmental preventive measures are respected.

At the Council Meeting of May 11th, the Municipal Council adopted a resolution requesting to the Agglomeration of Montreal and the SPVM that the citizens of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue be provided with an equal level of public security service to that received by the citizens of the City of Montreal and its boroughs. Read the Press Release and the resolution.

To report a non-urgent situation to SPVM: You can now go to the SPVM website to complete a report. Once completed and submitted, this online report will be processed according to emergency priorities.

For all emergencies (ambulance, police, firefighter), please dial 911.

The municipal patrol is also on duty 24 hours a day.

Please note that the municipal patrol does not have the authority to enforce social distancing measures, but only municipal by-laws.

To contact the municipal patrol, dial 514 457-1001.

 

Public Works Service

The public works department will resume some of its spring activities, such as:

  • Street cleaning;
  • Pick up of branches starting on Monday, April 20;
  • Cleaning of parks and flowerbeds;
  • Dismantling of outdoor skating rinks;
  • Spring cleaning, week of May 18 (South sector) and May 25 (North sector)

Collection of bulky waste (furniture, construction materials, etc.) will return to regular schedule after the Spring cleaning collection (May 18 for South sector, May 25 for North sector).


To contact the Public Works department, please use one of these means, in order of priority:

1. VOILÀ app on your mobile devices
2. Online request system
3. 514-457-5500: Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
4. 514-457-1001: outside office hours

 

Waste Collection

Regular waste collection continues on the usual schedule.

Collection of large pieces or bulk materials will be back as usual from May 19 (South Sector) and May 25 (North Sector).

SPRING CLEANING: 
The spring cleaning will take place the weeks of May 18 and 25.

SOUTHERN SECTOR: Tuesday, May 19 (Monday being a public holiday, we will start on Tuesday)
NORTHERN SECTOR: Monday, May 25

Drop all your waste (bulky, electronic, building materials, metal, etc.) at the curb before 7 a.m. the morning of the start of collection in your sector and the Public Works department will pick them up for FREE. Note that the collection can take place over several days.

** We will not pick up hazardous household waste (HHW)

 

Hazardous Waste
The collection of household hazardous waste that was to take place in April is canceled. Note, however, that the ecocentres are open. To find the closest ecocentre and opening hours, visit montreal.ca or contact 311.

Do not throw your cleaning wipes in the toilet
Whether to disinfect surfaces, clean your hands or to replace toilet paper, note that despite what the packaging indicates, no wipe is disposable in the toilet. These wipes block the mechanisms of wastewater treatment plants and cause problems. Read more

 

Parks, sports playgrounds and Promenade du canal

REOPENING OF PARKS AND TENNIS COURTS
Following the announcement of the Government of Quebec and Tennis Quebec, the city of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue will open its tennis courts starting May 21, at 2 p.m. 
The parks will also now be open to the public.

Please note that the park chalets, play modules, all other sports fields and the Promenade du Canal remain closed until further notice.

 
Tennis Courts - Several Measures to Respect
Although the tennis courts are reopened, several rules and measures must be followed to ensure a safe environment.

Sinks and soap will be made available to players near the tennis courts.

Please read the measures recommended by Tennis Quebec.
Posters reminding you of these measures will also be installed at the entrance of the courts.


Dog parks
Dog parks are also now open.

There is a limit of 5 people at a time at Parc Saint-Pierre, and 10 people at Parc Claude-Robillard. Please respect the hygiene and distancing measures.

Find out more about dog parks in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue


Parks Canada 
Parks Canada has also announced that all of its facilities, including the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal National Historic Site, will remain closed until further notice.

 

The SPVM will closely monitor parks, the Promenade du canal, public places and businesses to ensure that the prevention measures imposed by the gouvernement du Quebec are respected. It is also authorized to issue tickets if necessary.

 

Parking

Modification of regulation for rue Sainte-Anne 

Parking on rue Sainte-Anne, between rue Saint-Pierre and the Pont Galipeault is limited to 30 minutes maximum, throughout the period of declaration of a state of health emergency. New temporary signs have been installed.

This measure aims to reduce visits on the main artery, to enforce preventive measures related to COVID-19, such as the closings of parks and the Promenade du canal, as well as social distancing.

 
Parking - general regulations

The parking regulations for the other sectors of the City of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue remain in force, but will not be applied until May 31, 2020, that is to say that we will not issue a statement of offense by this date.

HOWEVER, note that we will still issue tickets or tow any parked vehicle that:

  • does not comply with the road safety code;
  • does not comply with municipal regulations stipulating that parking is prohibited at this location;
  • is dangerously parked;
  • does not respect the limit of 30 minutes maximum on rue Sainte-Anne, between rue Saint-Pierre and pont Galipeault, as indicated on temporary municipal signs.
 

Deadlines extended

- Second Tax Payment Postponed - New due date: July 3rd

Given the exceptional circumstances associated with COVID-19, the City Council wishes to delay and reduce the tax burden for its taxpayers.

Therefore, it was decided to postpone the 2nd payment of taxes to July 3, 2020. This payment was originaly scheduled for May 21.

In addition, the City lowers the interest rate  to 0% for unpaid municipal taxes between April 14 and July 3rd, 2020. After July 3rd, 2020, the rate will be the same as that set out in Regulation number 818.

 

- Removal of Temporary Car Shelters

Initially authorized until April 15, temporary car shelters are now tolerated until May 15, inclusively.

 

DAY CAMPS

The City of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue regrets to announce that all activities related to day camps, including regular and specialized camps, have been withdrawn from the city’s leisure programming for summer 2020.

Read the complete notice

 

Registrations, events, activities and hall rentals

The municipal council has decided to cancel all events and activities planned by the City, that were to take place before September 4, 2020. The situation will be reassessed for the events and activities planned after this date.

Postponed or canceled events:

  • Registration for day camps, April 1 and 2 - CANCELED
  • Easter at the Library, April 4 and 5 - CANCELED
  • Registration for the Babysitting Course, April 9 - POSTPONED - date to come
  • Mayor's Blood Donor Clinic, May 5 - CANCELED
  • Garage sales, May 9th AND August 15 - CANCELED
  • Sainte-Anne Singers Aqu'apella, May 9 - POSTPONED - date to come 
  • Battle of the Bands, May 23 - CANCELED
  • Yoga for NOVA, May 30 - POSTPONED - date to come
  • Registrations for activities at the pool - 1st session, June 4, 5 and 6 - POSTPONED - date to come
  • Fête des voisins, June 6 - CANCELED
  • Cruisin at the Bordwalk, June 13 - CANCELED
  • Fête nationale du Québec, June 23 - CANCELED
  • Wednesday concerts on the boardwalk, 2020 season - CANCELED
  • Family Thusdays, 2020 season - CANCELED
  • Line dancing evenings, 2020 season - CANCELED
  • Salsa on the boardwalk, 2020 season - CANCELED
  • Buskers on the boardwalk, 2020 season - CANCELED
  • Block Party Program, 2020 season - CANCELED

In addition, hall rental is suspended until further notice.

 

Resumption of infrastructure work

The government announced the authorization to resume infrastructure work as of May 11th. The City will therefore resume certain works after this date, including the paving of rue Legault and rue Pacifique.

Several other works are in progress or will start soon. For all the details, visit the Info-Work section.

 

Information on COVID-19 and preventive measures

Citizens who have questions about the COVID-19 are invited to consult official sources of information:

West Island IUHSSC
514-630-2123
 
(8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7/7) For questions concerning the care offered in the IUHSSC facilities during the pandemic period or to be redirected to other services or resources in the area (conserning COVID-19, other medical care, psychological support, etc.)

Government of Quebec
quebec.ca/coronavirus
Information line (Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.): 1 877-644 4545

Regional Public Health Department:
santemontreal.qc.ca/en/public/coronavirus-covid-19/

Government of Canada
www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19
Government of Canada Information Line on COVID-19: 1 833 784 4397

 

If you think you have symptoms resembling those of the coronavirus, that is to say, cough, fever, breathing difficulties or sudden loss of sense of smell and taste without nasal congestion, contact 1-877-644-4545 before consulting a doctor or visit the emergency room.

People most at risk of complications are those:

  • with a weak immune system;
  • with a chronic disease such as heart, lung and kidney disease;
  • age 70 and older.

 

We also remind you of the recommended preventive hygiene measures:

  • Wash your hands often with warm running water and soap for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based disinfectant if you do not have access to soap and water.
  • When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with your arm to reduce the spread of germs. If you use a tissue, throw it away as soon as possible and wash your hands afterwards.
  • Avoid direct contact for greetings, such as handshakes and hugs.
  • Keep a distance of at least 2 meters (6 feet) between you and other people in public areas.
  • Wear a mask when impossible to respect a distance of 2 meters (6 feet)

 

 

Essential stores opened

UNIPRIX:
The Uniprix pharmacy is still open according to its regular hours.

Uniprix encourages its customers to renew prescriptions online or by phone at 514-457- 5681 and to use the delivery service in order to limit trips in the store.

MARCHÉ RICHELIEU:
The Marché Richelieu is also open Monday to Saturday, according to its regular hours. CLOSED ON SUNDAY.
Its delivery team has been increased and the owner invites its customers to use the delivery option for their purchases (Monday to Saturday). Contact 514-457-5731.

**Payment by bank card or credit card is preferred.


Since May 25, 2020, all types of retail stores situated in the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal have reopened, provided that there is an exterior customer entrance leading to a street, a parking lot or a public road.

 

Public Transit

Some frequencies on EXO trains and buses, as well as STM buses have been reduced .

EXO and the STM have implemented additional cleaning measures and invite people to follow the recommended health guidelines.

Visit the EXO and STM websites for more information.

 

Available Help and Support Resources

The Montréal West Island IUHSSC has launched a new phone line for the public.

You can now call 514-630-2123, 7 days a week from 8 am to 8 pm.  

This line is staffed by professionals from our MWI IUHSSC and is intended both to answer questions regarding the health care and social services available during the pandemic and to answer all questions about the coronavirus. This number does not replace the government phone line (1-877-644-4545) for information on COVID-19.

 

211 is an information and social referral service, which allows anyone with social needs (i.e. help for people suffering from anxiety or mental disorders, access to legal aid or any other need for care or support) to find free or low-cost services. 

The service is free, confidential and anonymous. It is available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., 7 days a week, 365 days a year, including holidays.

Also visit www.211qc.ca, which lists more than 5,000 public, parapublic and community social organizations located in the Greater Montreal area, whose mission is to directly help citizens grappling with different difficult life situations.

 

The Canadian Red Cross offers support and comfort to repatriated Canadians who are quarantined for a period of 14 days. Among the services offered, the Red Cross is providing information, meal delivery, safety and well-being support, wellness checks and referrals for mental health needs.

To have access to these services, call 1 800-863-6582.

Developed by the gouvernement du Québec, this guide is designed to enable Quebecers to make the best possible decisions to protect their health and the health of their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Consult the guide, or visit quebec.ca/en/coronavirus for more information on COVID-19.

The Ministère de l'Éducation launched the ecoleouverte.ca website in order to offer parents and children many ideas for activities adapted to the educational level of each child, from preschool to high school.


You will find thousands of resources to learn, create, have fun and move, just like at school.

Caregiver Support is a free and confidential phone consultation, information and referral service for the caregivers of older adults, as well as friends and family, practitioners and health care professionals.

This toll-free number is available Monday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Professional bilingual counsellors are available: By phone: 1 855 852-7784 / By email: info-aidant@lappui.org

In addition, caregivers can find useful information on the website, which lists the organizations involved in supporting caregivers and organized activities.

Finally, the Caregiver Newsletter offers many practical tips for caregivers.

If you are a private or social economy enterprise, a self-employed worker or a NPO, there are several assistance measures implemented by the Agglomeration of Montreal, the Government of Quebec, the Government of Canada as well as various partners.

Among others, the Emergency Assistance Program for Small and Medium-sized Businesses of the Gouvernement du Québec, managed by PME MTL for the Montreal area, offers assistance in the form of loans up to a maximum of $ 50,000, at an interest rate of 3%. 

Learn more

 

Information for owners and residents of multi-units residential buildings