COVID-19 / Coronavirus – Information

The Town of Dunham provides regular updates to citizens regarding the coronavirus.

CLICK HERE to read the information bulletin Quoi de neuf? @ Dunham – spécial COVID-19 – 29 mai 2020.

MAY 22, 2020

CLICK HERE to read the information bulletin Quoi de neuf? @ Dunham – spécial COVID-19 – 22 mai 2020.

Information regarding the regional status:

CLICK HERE for the statistical tables of the CIUSSS de l’Estrie. You can also search by a municipality.
CLICK HERE to consult the explanatory document on COVID-19, translated in several languages.

MAY 15, 2020

CLICK HERE to read the information bulletin Quoi de neuf? @ Dunham – spécial COVID-19 – 15 mai 2020.

MAY 8, 2020

CLICK HERE to read the information bulletin Quoi de neuf? @ Dunham – spécial COVID-19  – 8 mai 2020.

A word from the Mayor of Dunham :

“Dear citizens of Dunham, 

This week, I have a special thought for people who are alone, our seniors who haven’t seen their loved ones for a few weeks now and for those of you who are going through difficult times. In these times of crisis, we need to support each other. It is important to remain attentive to your feelings, emotions and reactions. Give yourself permission to express them to someone you trust. Take advantage of Mental Health Week to take care of yourself and others, both physically and mentally.

Next week will also see the return of several children to school and early childhood education. I hope that everything will go smoothly and respectfully. It is time to set a good example for our children. I would like to congratulate the team at the Clé-des-Champs school in Dunham for preparing a safe return to school (CLICK HERE to see the video). It is this kind of initiative that will make a difference.

Sunday will be Mother’s Day. I invite you to be original in marking this day. This is not the time to hold family gatherings in your homes, but I am sure that you can find ways to mark the day through small gestures, a telephone call, a virtual family day; all ideas are good ones. There will be other opportunities to get together. Gatherings are only postponed! I wish all mothers a wonderful day filled with happiness!

As of May 7, 2020, the CIUSSS de l’Estrie indicated 884 confirmed cases for the Estrie region, 148 cases in the municipalities of the MRC Brome-Missisquoi, including 5 (or less) in Dunham. No new deaths have been recorded in the Estrie in the last 12 days. The Quebec government has begun to carefully loosen some restrictions. Even though the situation in Estrie has been very stable for the past few weeks, we must continue to be vigilant so that this health crisis can be resolved and we can return to a sense of normality in the coming months.

Do not hesitate to contact the Town Hall personnel to report your needs or if you know of someone in distress. We are here to help you find the right resources.

Let’s continue to be vigilant, mobilized and, above all, supportive!

Everything will be all right.”

- Pierre Janecek, Mayor

DUNHAM HAS PROLONGED THE SUSPENSION OF INTEREST ON MUNICIPAL TAX ACCOUNTS

Due to the financial difficulties of certain taxpayers caused by the current COVID-19 pandemic, the interest rate on unpaid accounts for the payment due on March 25, 2020 has been adjusted to 0% until June 25, 2020, i.e. the date of the 2nd municipal tax payment.

MAY 1, 2020

The Town of Dunham provides regular updates to citizens regarding the coronavirus. CLICK HERE to read the information bulletin Quoi de neuf? @ Dunham – spécial COVID-19 – 1er mai 2020.

APRIL 24, 2020

The Town of Dunham provides regular updates to citizens regarding the coronavirus. CLICK HERE to read the information bulletin Quoi de neuf? @ Dunham – spécial COVID-19 – 24 avril 2020.

Please note:  Dunham’s website, available in French and English, is updated with important information on a regular basis. However, our weekly bulletin, the Quoi de neuf? @ Dunham is available in French only. The information summarized in this bulletin is a compilation of relevant information already available on our website in both languages. 

APRIL 17, 2020

The Town of Dunham provides timely updates to citizens regarding the coronavirus. CLICK HERE to read the information bulletin Quoi de neuf? @ Dunham – spécial COVID-19 – 17 avril 2020. 

SITUATION REPORT FOR OUR REGION

Case data is now public.

CLICK HERE for the CIUSSS Estrie chart.  CLICK HERE for cases by municipality.

NOTICE TO OWNERS OF A SECONDARY RESIDENCE IN DUNHAM

In the wake of the voluntary confinement measures advocated by the government to contain the spread of COVID-19, Québekers are being asked to isolate themselves and avoid inter-regional travel.  Consequently, the Town of Dunham appeals to the civic sense and the collaboration of the owners of short-term rental cottages in order to suspend these activities on its territory and this, until a healthy, approved situation is re-established.

Owners of a second home from another region are asked to avoid unnecessary travel to the property. If they must, they should avoid going to local businesses and instead bring their groceries for the duration of their stay in Dunham.

Feel free to call 310-4141 or *4141 (cell) if you witness any unusual activity in this regard.

COVID-19 EVALUATION CLINIC IN COWANSVILLE

A designated COVID-19 assessment clinic has opened in Cowansville.

It has been active since April 3rd and is the second clinic to be opened on the ICSUSS of the Estrie‑CHUS territory.

The objective of these services is to provide a medical evaluation to any individual presenting with flu-like symptoms, gastroenteritis or coronavirus.

The Cowansville clinic is located at 101 Albert Street. It is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and is accessible BY APPOINTMENT ONLY via 1 877 644-4545.

Please note that as of April 16, 2020, the Granby Hospital testing tent is no longer accessible.

BAN ON OPEN-AIR FIRES IN DUNHAM

The Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks has decided to impose a ban on open-air fires in or near forests in order to preserve the operational capacity of the Société de protection des forêts contre le feu (SOPFEU) and the various municipal fire departments during the pandemic period.

This decision, taken in collaboration with SOPFEU, therefore entails a ban effective April 16, 2020, in the MONTÉRÉGIE and ESTRIE regions.

CLICK HERE for further details.

 

THE MUNICIPALITY’S OFFICES ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

The Town of Dunham is continually updating the available information regarding the coronavirus for all its citizens.  Please CLICK HERE to read the information bulletin Quoi de neuf? @ Dunham – spécial COVID-19 – 3 avril 2020.

The 1 844 721-6094 phone line for l’Estrie is for:

  • scheduling and criteria of test centers;
  • rules regarding visits to our service points;
  • postponing or cancelling appointments.

The 1 877 644-4545 toll-free Québec government line is specifically for questions regarding COVID-19.

The 811 line, option 2 for l’Estrie is a helpline for listening and psychological distress.

To follow the evolution of the COVID-19 situation and to get detailed information, please consult the following site:

https://www.santeestrie.qc.ca/en/care-services/health-advice/infectious-and-communicable-diseases/coronavirus-covid-19/

For healthcare purposes, Dunham is part of the Estrie region.

OTHER USEFUL LINKS:

A word from the Mayor of Dunham:

“As mayor of Dunham, it is my duty to ensure the safety of our people. To do that, I need your cooperation.  By working together, we can get through this pandemic period faster.

THE VIRUS IS ON OUR DOORSTEP, PLEASE BE VIGILANT!!!

Think of others, your neighbours, of the elderly, etc. Help each other, as much as possible, while respecting health and safety instructions.  Follow government’s instructions.

Do not hesitate to contact the town hall’s personnel to advise us of your needs or if you know of someone in distress. We are here for you, to help you find the right resources.

And above all, please stay home. You are important to us!”

Pierre Janecek, Mayor

 

MARCH 27, 2020

COVID-19 / Coronavirus
THE MUNICIPAL OFFICES ARE CLOSED INDEFINETLY.

The Town of Dunham is updating its citizens on a regular basis regarding the coronavirus.  CLICK HERE to read the most recent bulletin  Quoi de neuf? @ Dunham – spécial COVID-19.

For further information on the COVID-19 situation in Québec please refer to: COVID-19

If you suspect you have contracted COVID-19 or if you want more information on the subject, please call 450 644-4545.

MARCH 17, 2020

COVID-19 / Coronavirus
THE MUNICIPAL OFFICES ARE CLOSED

The Town of Dunham has closed its offices to the public, effective March 17th, in order to continue its operations in as safe a work environment as possible.  The closure is in effect until further notice.

The Municipal Library and the Art Center are both closed until further notice.  All digital platforms remain available.

All interior evening sports activities scheduled at the Clé-des-Champs school gymnasium are cancelled for the remainder of the season.

Essential services and emergency services continue to be available.

Our employees remain committed to taking care of Dunham’s citizens.  You may call 450 295-2418 during regular business hours or send an e-mail to:  info@ville.dunham.qc.ca

The Town of Dunham’s administration has adopted several measures conforming to the directives of authorities, as well as to protect its personnel.  Teleworking, a reduction of meetings, teleconferencing/telephone meetings, as well as rigorous health standards have all been implemented.

Pierre Janecek, mayor of Dunham, is taking all the necessary steps within his means to adapt to the new rules of security, ensuring the municipality continues to operate smoothly.

By being proactive and unified, we will come through these challenging times.  I would like to thank the population for respecting Premier François Legault guidelines.  Please take care of yourself and your family.” – Pierre Janecek, mayor

Any individual who thinks they may have contracted COVID-19 or who wishes to have further information on the subject can call 1 877 644-4545.

Municipal taxes:

Your municipal tax payment may be made online via bank transfer or directly through your financial institution’s website.  A mail chute is available near the main entrance of the Town Hall.  Alternatively, you can mail us your cheques or post‑dated cheques written with the due dates of March 25th, June 25th and September 25th.

You can also make an Interac transfer using the following e-mail:  tresorier@ville.dunham.qc.ca

We must be advised in advance if you wish to make such a transfer of funds.

Covid 19 - Coronavirus

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