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COVID-19 – Rawdon in a red zone

Rawdon, October 28th 2020  |  The Quebec government has confirmed that the Municipality of Rawdon will move to the red level of the COVID-19 alert system as of this Saturday, October 31st at12:01am (the night of October 30th to the 31st).  In addition to the measures imposed by a maximum alert level, the Municipality of Rawdon announces the return of services to help support vulnerable citizens as well as certain adjustments to municipal services.

 

Community Support
To ensure the breakdown of isolation and in collaboration with local organizations, the Municipality will resume its telephone calls to seniors via the support networks currently in place.  To stay close to the population and to keep it informed of the situation’s developments, Mayor Bruno Guilbault will continue the weekly, bilingual information video clips that will be posted on Rawdon’s website homepage and Facebook page.  Citizens are invited to consult these official communication channels, including the website’s regularly updated COVID-19 section.

Also, as it had done this past spring, Rawdon will soon be relaunching grocery delivery service for people aged 70 and over, a service that was greatly appreciated and popular during the first wave of the pandemic.

 

Municipal Services At The Red Alert Level
Although the Rawdon Town Hall remains open, residents are invited to use remote services as much as possible, by telephone, email, online services or by scheduling an appointment. In pursuit of its services, the Municipality of Rawdon will make a point of continuing to apply all of the Public Health recommendations, including teleworking by the administrative staff, remote inspections, fire prevention via the Web and the rotation of small work teams in the field.

Municipal Council meetings will be held according to the regular schedule but will be, once again, closed to the public.  Meeting draft agendas will be available on the website and Facebook page.  Citizens who wish to submit questions to the council are requested to send them by email prior to the opening of the meeting, to greffe@rawdon.ca.

 

Recreation and Library
In accordance with government guidelines, the Recreation Department’s fall program classes have been cancelled. Those registered will be contacted personally: depending on their situation, different cancellation provisions will be offered to them.  To keep you entertained, a virtual program is being prepared, including a return to the famous ‘’Jeudis Apéro’’, broadcast live on the Facebook page beginning on November 12th.

Finally, as of Saturday October 31st, the Alice-Quintal Library will no longer be open to public.  Members (70 years and over) will still be able to take advantage of the home delivery service by calling 450 834-2596, ext. 7162.  It will also be possible to borrow digital books via the library portal.  Contactless loans will also resume in the coming days.

To follow the situation’s developments, Rawdon citizens are invited to check the COVID-19 section. The current measures are likely to be modified in order to comply with government issued guidelines.