COVID-19 | March 18th News

Brome Lake announced on March 18th, 2020 – The Town of Brome Lake is pleading for the collaboration of ALL age groups, not only the at risk populations, to address the COVID-19 crisis. The town strongly advices citizens to respect the voluntary isolation measure that have been put in place over the past few days. By taking the appropriate precautions and measures we will be able to not only reduce our personal risk of being infected, but the transmission of the virus to other citizens.

“Unfortunately, too many people designated as vulnerable are still wandering around downtown and frequent or various businesses,” said Brome Lake Mayor Richard Burcombe. “It is imperative that we follow government guidelines for voluntary isolation to minimize the spread of the virus. Don’t just think of yourself; think of your loved ones and neighbours.”

Merchants, shop owners, and restaurant personnel are also urged to remain vigilant about the customers they are serving. Merchants, and the other personnel listed above, are important actors in raising awareness and the success of this information campaign.

“Our ability to get out of the current situation will depend on the quality of the collective effort. In the regions, the cities that follow the measures to the letter are those that will fare best,” Mayor Burcombe summarizes.

As of Tuesday evening, the council of Mayors of the MRC Brome-Missisquoi made the decision to close all five ecocentres in the region: Brome Lake, Bromont, Bedford, Farnham, and Sutton. This closure will remain in effect for the month of April.

The Cowansville regional ecocentre (at the Regie) is proposed to reopen on April 1st with an improved service. All Brome-Missisquoi residents will have access to this centre free of charge.

Finally, have you signed up for the public alert system? The Town of Brome Lake intends to use its mass alert and notification system, for the first time, in the near future. You can register for this alert system by calling 1-844-642-3540.