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INFO – COVID-19: Measures taken by Kirkland

Last update: June 18, 2020

Mayor's Message

The Town of Kirkland is closely monitoring the evolution of the COVID-19 situation. Our teams assess all developments daily to act in a quick and appropriate manner in order to limit the spread of the virus and to protect our most precious asset, the health of our citizens and employees.

To overcome this unprecedented crisis, we quickly put in place several precautionary measures such as closing our municipal facilities to the public as well as establishing the regular disinfection of all surfaces in municipal vehicles and buildings. In these extraordinary circumstances, I wish to remind everyone of the importance of respecting health recommendations issued by the government such as avoiding public gatherings.

Finally, I would like to acknowledge the outstanding work done by our municipal employees who have, since the beginning of this crisis, spared no effort to ensure a continuity of services despite the situation that prevails. On behalf of Town Council, I commend and thank them for their excellent work.

Michel Gibson

Mayor of the Town of Kirkland

Closure of Municipal Facilities

Due to the continued risk associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please note that the following municipal installations remain closed to the public, until further notice:

  • the Library - except for the contactless loan service
  • the Sports Complex (Arena and gymnasium)
  • the Municipal Garage
  • all Park Chalets
  • the Benito Rossi Social Centre
  • the 55+ Club

Kirkland residents are asked to contact us by phone at 514-694-4100. We continue to monitor the situation and will update our residents as the situation changes. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Summer Day Camp Programs Cancelled for 2020

After much discussion and deliberations, the Town of Kirkland has made the difficult decision to cancel its Day Camp Programs for the 2020 summer season.

The Town has at heart to ensure the safety and security of young and old alike who participate in the recreational programs and activities it provides in its municipal facilities. It became evident that in the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic, that goal was unachievable.  Our municipal facilities simply do not lend themselves well to the required preventative and social distancing measures.

The COVID-19 crisis has affected everyone large and small and while we are disappointed that we cannot offer the summer camp experience this year, we hope to be able to engage in different ways throughout the summer.

Hotline for Kirkland Seniors 70 years old +

Are you 70 years old or older? Are you in self-isolation?

The Town of Kirkland has set up a special hotline for seniors during the coronavirus crisis. If you need information, simply call this helpline:

514 630-2700

Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Postponement of the due date for payment of the 2nd installment of municipal taxes

To help citizens get through these difficult times, the Town of Kirkland postponed from June 1 to July 2, 2020 the due date for the 2nd installment of municipal taxes.  

An amendment enacting this change was made to the Town’s Taxation By-law.

Continuation of Residual Waste Collection Services 

Please note that collection services of organic waste, recyclable materials and household garbage will continue as regularly scheduled.  We ask you to please follow the measures below recommended by Recyc-Québec:

  • Soiled tissues, masks, wipes and gloves must be disposed of in closed garbage containers. They must not be placed in the recycling bin or the organic waste bin.
  • Keep your returnable containers at home and postpone trips to the ecocentres or other drop-off locations.
  • Household waste must be placed in hermetically sealed bags.  It is not permitted to dispose of household waste directly  in the garbage can or garbage bin.
  • Inasmuch as possible, we ask that organic waste be placed in tightly closed paper bags or be well wrapped in newspaper, cardboard boxes, etc., so as not to be discarded directly in the brown bin.

Since the coronavirus can survive for a certain period of time on different surfaces, taking out your bins one day in advance could reduce the risk of spreading the virus to employees who provide the collection service.  We therefore recommend that waste bins be placed at the curb as of 6 p.m. the day before collection day.

Any concerns about your health?  1 877 644-4545

If you think you have COVID-19 infection, call 1 877 644-4545 (toll free) first. A nurse will assess your situation and recommend what to do next. If a medical consultation in a specialized COVID-19 clinic is required, the nurse will book an appointment for you.

Questions or concerns ?