The following message was sent by phone to subscribers of the CSL emergency alert system on Sunday, April 19, 2020, at 3pm.

This is Mayor Mitchel Brownstein with an update on the situation in Côte Saint-Luc. Our street sweepers began work this week to clean up our sidewalks and roads. Line painting will begin next week. Construction sites are allowed to re-open. Gardeners can begin work on lawns. These are small steps, but they are important ones.

As the weather gets warmer, those who can will go out for walks. We want people to keep their distance, so we’re asking pedestrians to walk in the same direction as cars. This will minimize the chance of people crossing paths with each other. We’ll be putting up signs next week to help spread the word. I would also recommend the wearing of masks or face coverings in order to protect others. This adds more protection for others should you unknowingly be a carrier and cough.

Before ending this call, I want to remind you about the programming being offered by our staff at Recreation and the Library. Staff are delivering content through YouTube, Zoom, Facebook Live, and regular home phones. There are too many programs to mention here. You can see the full list at CoteSaintLuc.org and click the Events button. Or check next week’s Suburban newspaper.

I also want to remind you that there are organizations that can help you do your grocery shopping and more. There are also organizations who need volunteers. Find the names and numbers of their organizations on our website or call city hall at 514-485-6800.

As a global  community, we are living through the most challenging time in several generations. As Queen Elizabeth II said recently, the disruptions we are living through have “brought grief to some, financial difficulties to many, and enormous changes to the daily lives of us all. I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge.”

On behalf of our city council and staff, be well and stay safe.