⚠ COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Update on March 26, 2020 ⚠

As stated by the World Health Organization, and as confirmed by the provincial and federal governments, we are currently facing a pandemic, COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Herein, you will find important information:

PREVENTIVES MEASURES BY CITIZENS

We ask you to strictly follow these preventives measures:

  • Stay at home, except when necessary, no matter your age, but keep in contact with others by phone or internet.
  • If you are going to the grocery store or the pharmacy; do it alone, and follow the business owner’s instructions.
  • Do not make mass purchases (panic buying) at the grocery store or the pharmacy; the Government assures us that the food distribution networks will be maintained and it does not anticipate shortages.
  • Close your business if you are not an essential service or if you are not teleworking (https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/essential-services-commercial-activities-covid19/).
  • Shut down your tourist accommodation, including all Airbnb rentals, as required by the Ministère du Tourisme and the CITQ (https://citq.qc.ca/bulletin/avis_26mars2020/index.html in french only).
  • Reduce all non-essential contacts with others.
  • Maintain a distance of 2 meters with others.
  • Apply an obligatory quarantine for 14 days after returning from a trip.
  • Apply a preventive quarantine for 14 days if you or a member of your entourage have flu or cold symptoms.
  • Do not go to the grocery store, pharmacy or any other business if you should be in preventive quarantine.
  • Wash your hands
  • Always cough or sneeze into the crook of your arm.
  • Be patient with fellow citizens during theses extraordinary times.

For more information, call Government of Québec at 450 644-4545 or 1 877 644-4545, or go to https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/. For information from Government of Canada, please go to https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html.

Be advised that Sûreté du Québec will patrol to ensure the respect of these measures by citizens.

PREVENTIVES MEASURES BY TOWN

In accordance with governments orders, be advised that we are taking necessary and preventive measures in order to limit the spread of COVID-19. We are putting forward the following preventives measures:

  • We have posted notices around Town asking citizen to stay at home.
  • We try to reach as many citizens as possible with notices, web site information (sutton.ca), thru Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VilleDeSutton/), our Mass Alert App – CITAM (https://massalert.citam.ca/city/subscription/8ee7ee4d-68c5-4bfb-a51c-3a4a565a32a2) and a postal letter.
  • In collaboration with Sutton Volunteer Centre (CAB), IGA of Sutton and Brunet Pharmacy of Sutton, we have set up a home delivery service.
  • The Town Hall is closed; any deposit or payment can be made in the deposit box located near the front door.
  • For urgent cases only, you can contact our employees by email or by phone.
  • We are ensuring that essential municipal services are maintained, including pick up of different wastes and recyclables.
  • The following sites and activities are canceled or closed:
    • Playgrounds in Town parks.
    • All Town related activities in the gymnasium of the elementary school.
    • All Town related activities in the community rooms of the Town Hall.
    • Bibliothèque municipale et scolaire de Sutton and Bibliothèque Sutton Library, except for online resources via the crsbp.qc.ca catalog.
    • Activities of Sutton Volunteer Centre (CAB), except for the Food Bank, “Meals on Wheels” and home deliveries.
    • Saint-André Parish Family Counter.
    • Elementary School of Sutton and CPE/daycares services.

The park trails provided by Parc d’environnement naturel de Sutton (PENS) and Ski Mont Sutton Inc. are closed. We ask you not to walk on those trails so as not to put at risk your safety or First Responders health, in the event of injury.

Following the actual pandemic COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the recommendations of the SOPFEU and the Fire Chiefs of the County, the issuance of burning permits is suspended from March 29, 2020, until further notice. Outdoor fires are therefore forbidden as of March 29, 2020. This decision is in effect throughout the MRC Brome-Missisquoi.

HOME DELIVERY SERVICES

Home deliveries are now available for all those who should stay at home and avoid public places:

  • People 70 years of age and older.
  • People suffering from chronic diseases.
  • People suffering from flu or cold symptom, or if you have been in contact with such people.
  • People in self-isolation or coming back from a trip.

For delivery, contact these businesses:

Anyone interested in volunteering, fill out the form on the CAB website: https://cabsutton.com/en/volunteer_deliveries/. To become a volunteer, you must:

  • Be healthy.
  • Be under 70 years old.
  • Not returning from a trip.
  • Have no flu or cold symptoms.
  • Have a valid driver’s licence and access to a car.

Necessary measures are put in place to protect volunteers and the people receiving deliveries.

NEED TO TALK?

For psychological support, call 1 844 721-6094 or visit https://www.santeestrie.qc.ca/en/care-services/health-advice/infectious-and-communicable-diseases/coronavirus-covid-19/. For elders, call 1 877 658-8509 or visit http://ecoutemonteregie.org/.

ESSENTIAL LOCAL BUSINESSES

To help our essential local businesses who are still open, MRC Brome-Missisquoi, in collaboration with the Town and Corporation de développement économique de Sutton (CDES), has published a list of those businesses at https://www.brome-missisquoi.ca/services-alimentaires/.

TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

Please be advised that public access will be denied at the Town council meeting of April 6, 2020, in accordance to the directives of the authorities. We are currently looking into the possibility of broadcasting this session live. The agenda will be published as soon as possible, i.e. as soon as it is determined and final. In the meantime, you can send your questions by email to [email protected] before April 6, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.

 

BY WORKING TOGETHER, WE WILL MAKE THE DIFFERENCE.

SPREAD THE WORD, NOT THE VIRUS.

STAY AT HOME.