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This is Mayor Mitchell Brownstein with an update on Covid-19 and the vaccine passport. The percentage of people age 12 and older who have been double-vaccinated is 72.3 percent. I thank everyone who has done so. Our vaccination rate is good, but it could be better still. The number of new COVID cases in Côte Saint-Luc is the past two weeks is 36. That’s higher than the previous two weeks. COVID is still around.

As you may have heard, Quebec is implementing a vaccine passport for everyone age 13 and older. Starting September 1, you will need to show your vaccine passport in Côte Saint-Luc our recreation facilities, at the library, or to participate in our programs. There will be grace period until September 15.

You’ll also need a vaccine passport to attend events like hockey games, outdoor concerts, indoor movie theatres, eating at indoor or outdoor restaurant and so on.

So how do you get a vaccine passport? There’s a link on the front page of CoteSaintLuc.org that explains how to download your QR code or the app.

But if you are not able to do that, there is another way to get a copy of your vaccine passport. Get a pencil because I am going to give you the telephone number to call. Here’s the number: 1-877-644-4545. Again that number is 1-877-644-4545. By the way, you’ll have to press some additional numbers to get through the prompts. Here are the buttons to press: 9… *… 1… 1… 1… 1… 2. Ask the operator to mail you a copy of your proof of vaccination.

By the way, our staff at the library and at the Aquatic and Community Centre can help you, too. All you need to do is to bring your medicare card and to know the date of your first vaccination.

When you visit our facilities in the coming months, it will take a bit longer to get in. Our staff are required to check the vaccine passport and IDs. So, please be kind.
I’d also like to take this time to wish all those celebrating the Jewish New Year Shana Tova, good health, and to all, please remember that the public health authorities are still advising everyone to wear masks and wash your hands. Stay safe everyone.