SQ officers have set up road blocks on the Grenville side of the Long Sault Bridge between Hawkesbury and Grenville to control the spread of COVID-19.
Police are ensuring that visitors from Ontario are entering the province for an essential reason.
In order to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Québec adopted Ministerial Order 2020-013 today aimed at limiting travel to and from four new regions of Québec, including the MRC d’Argenteuil. As of noon today, checkpoints have been set up around and within the MRC d’Argenteuil.
According to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux and the Sûreté du Québec, travel should be limited to trips for medical reasons and work when teleworking is not possible. Roadside checkpoints will reduce travel into and out of certain regions and territories that are more vulnerable and help contain the spread of the virus.
In the case of the MRC d’Argenteuil, these control measures are aimed at preserving the low infection rates currently found in the region. To keep these rates as low as possible, the MRC d’Argenteuil reminds the population that it is more important than ever to follow self-isolation and social distancing measures and to apply government directives to the letter. This is not the time to relax our efforts!
The MRC d’Argenteuil Council applauds this decision by the Government of Québec to set up checkpoints along the roads leading to its territory. “We are aware that these are restrictive measures, but in the current context, we must redouble our efforts to protect the public. Everyone’s cooperation is essential,” said MRC warden Scott Pearce.