The World Health Organization has officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic.
If you are worried about COVID-19 or if you have flu-like symptoms or gastroenteritis symptoms or similar to COVID-19, you can call, from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m, 450-644-4545 in the Montérégie region or 1 877-644-4545 (no fees)
If you have these symptoms:
- Do not go to a medical clinic unless you have first obtained an appointment.
- Do the symptom self-assessment as soon as possible and follow the instructions.
- Visit the emergency room only if you have difficulty breathing (you have difficulty breathing when resting or are unable to breathe when lying down).
- It will no longer be mandatory to wear a mask in enclosed or partially enclosed public places as of May 14, 2022.
- As of March 12, 2022, the vaccination passport is no longer required for recreational and cultural activities and to access our recreational facilities (pool, arena, Maison Félix-Leclerc, Harwood Nature Park)
- Municipal Business Assistance Fund (Fonds d’aide municipale pour les entreprises - F.A.M.E.) :On February 1st 2021, the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion is pleased to announce its participation to an aid fund to support businesses on its territory. Management of this Fund will be entrusted to Développement (DEV) Vaudreuil-Soulanges. Interested businesses may submit their application for assistance for review by DEV. Then, all of DEV’s recommendations will be endorsed through the adoption of a resolution by the Municipal Council. All terms and conditions of the F.A.M.E. can be found at developpementvs.com/covid-19/ under Economic Measures.
Vaccination in Québec
In Québec, vaccination against COVID‑19 began upon receipt of the first doses.
The COVID‑19 vaccine is free for anyone who wants it. The vaccines are distributed by the Québec Immunization Program. Doses are not available on the private market.
Any electronic communication or call offering to get vaccinated for a fee is fraudulent. You never have to provide your social insurance number (SIN) to get vaccinated. If you believe you have been the victim of a fraudulent communication, please notify the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.
How to get vaccinated
People aged 5 years and older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination.
Appointments for vaccinations can be made online or by phone at 1-877-644-4545.
Consult the government of Québec's Web site for more details.
As of March 12, 2022, the vaccination passport is no longer required for recreational and cultural activities and to access our recreational facilities (pool, arena, Maison Félix-Leclerc, Harwood Nature Park).
Visit this section regularly as changes can be made at any time.
The measures in force in Québec are adopted by Orders in Council and Ministerial Orders signed by the government.
Consult the Government's website to see the measures in force by areas of activity.
Développement (DEV) Vaudreuil-Soulanges and the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Vaudreuil-Soulanges (CCIVS) are once again joining forces to support local purchasing. The offensive takes into consideration the extraordinary context of the COVID-19 in which households and businesses find themselves. Under the theme "Achat local dans Vaudreuil-Soulanges", the initiative puts forward the offers of local merchants through a set of complementary tools. Visit the Facebook page and the Vaudreuil-Soulanges georeferenced business platform put online to help citizens locate businesses in their community.
Considering that special attention must be paid to the elderly during the coronavirus pandemic, the Quebec government recently asked citizens 70 years of age or older to stay at home.
In order to help you, we would like to bring your attention to various services that are available to you. The following Vaudreuil-Dorion grocery stores and pharmacies offer delivery, many free of charge. Simply call to place your order.
- IGA Déziel, formerly Patry, (585 Avenue Saint-Charles): 450 424-3549
- IGA Viau (249 Boul. Harwood): 450 455-1230
- Métro Plus (3000 Boul. de la Gare): 450 424-6516 (credit card only)
- Brunet (3051 Boul. de la Gare): 450 424-9229
- Familiprix (2905 Boul. de la Gare): 450 424-7474
- Jean Coutu (253 Boul. Harwood): 450 455-6141
- Jean Coutu (475 Avenue Saint-Charles): 450 455-4424
- Pharmacie Walmart (3050 Boul. de la Gare): 450 510-3325
- Pharmaprix (585 Avenue Saint-Charles): 450 455-5568
- Uniprix (65 Boul. de la Cité-des-Jeunes): 450 424-9160
- Uniprix (600 Boul. Harwood): 450 455-5535
Local organizations are also there to help you. The Centre communautaire des aînés de Vaudreuil-Soulanges offers delivery of low-cost meals. You can reach them at 1 855 510-3548. GRAVES offers support services to help break isolation. The organization's telephone number is 450 424-0111. The Centre de bénévoles L’Actuel continues to offer essential services including food banks as well as the safety calls and medication reminders provided through the PAIR program. You can reach the organization at 450 455-3331.
We would also like to remind you that 211 is an information and reference service that is easy to access thanks to a three-digit telephone number (2-1-1) and is available 7 days a week, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Those working the line are able to answer your questions about community services, some of which are specifically intended for seniors, such as home help services and safety calls.
Please note that if you are currently isolated and unable to count on friends, family, neighbours, etc. during the pandemic, we invite you to provide us with your complete contact information (name, address and phone number) by calling 450 455-3371, extension 2950. As such, we will be able to remain in contact with you and provide information as required.
To respond to that crisis situation, community organizations need volunteers more than ever. If you have time to offer, register on the Je Bénévole platform. An increase in the number of volunteers will make it possible to maintain essential services, which are often offered to vulnerable clienteles.
If you have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, or if you have one of the symptoms of COVID-19, you can be tested in one of the following ways:
- At a designated assessment centre. Get an appointment quickly at a designated assessment centre by calling 450-644-4545 or 1-877-644-4545.
- At a mobile testing unit (without an appointment). The mobile unit provides testing for people who live or work in the areas of the Montérégie hardest hit by COVID-19, in order to act quickly to prevent the spread of the disease. Consult the Montérégie-Ouest CISSS website for all the details.
Despite the need to stay at home, Premier Legault reminds everyone that the need for blood remains high in Quebec. You are therefore invited to visit Héma-Québec's website to find out about blood donor clinics nearby.
On march 13, 2020, the Gouvernement du Québec adopted an Order in Council that declares a health emergency throughout Québec’s territory. This exceptional measure empowers the government to implement an array of measures to protect the health of the population. There is now community transmission of the virus in all regions of Quebec and these weeks will be critical.
Consult the government of Québec's website for all the details about Coronavirus and the actual situation in Québec.
Based on documentation provided by the Institut national de santé publique du Québec, the Société d'habitation du Québec has prepared a guide to advise you if you are forced to move during this pandemic period. You will find several very useful instructions to apply before, during and after your move. To find out more, see the document (In French) developed for this purpose.
Consult the Coronavirus section of the government of Canada website for all the details reagarding the current situation in Canada.
Do your children have questions about the coronavirus (COVID-19)? Here are some answers for them:
It's not easy to keep children occupied during coronavirus time! Fortunately for parents, online activity initiatives are multiplying to help families. Here are a few ideas to inspire you!
- The L'école ouverte platform, produced by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement du Québec, is designed for students of all grade levels. You will find thousands of resources for learning, creating, having fun and moving. Stay tuned, new activities will be added every week.
- Many museums offer museum tours from the comfort of your home.
- La fée bouclette offers live yoga sessions (in French) for children.
- The Les Débrouillards website (in French) offers a host of suggestions for scientific experiments to do at home.
- The very popular Naître et grandir site (in French) offers a variety of activities to keep your children busy during this time of containment.
Maison de la famille Vaudreuil-Soulanges has reviewed its range of services and is launching its psychosocial support service for families in the region. This offer of services will mainly translate into psychosocial support for families. Caregivers will be available to families in the region to offer them listening and advice or to accompany them and refer them to the right services according to their needs. This service is completely free and is available Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Families are invited to leave a message and a counsellor will call them back within 24 hours. For psychosocial support: 450 217-2177, option 1 (Soulanges) or 450 218-0561, option 1 (Vaudreuil).
- The CISSS de la Montérégie-Ouest, in collaboration with several other teams within the organization, has given itself the mandate to coordinate the maintenance and increase of essential services for seniors. Discover their directory (in French) of community services for the entire territory. You can also consult the Pharmacies directory (in French) and the Markets directory (in French).
- Thanks to the support of Centraide du Grand Montréal et de l’Institut Nazareth-et-Louis-Braille (INLB), the Regroupement des aveugles et amblyopes du Montréal métropolitain (RAAMM) is setting up an emergency breakdown service to help blind and visually impaired people who currently have difficulty going shopping for food or hygiene products.
Women and children who are victims of spousal and family violence are currently trapped at home and have little or no means to seek help. The Alliance des maisons d'hébergement de 2e étape pour les femmes et enfants victimes de violence conjugale is launching the "Voisinage" campaign to raise awareness among the Quebec population of the increase in violence during the period of confinement caused by the pandemic. The virus encourages us to be vigilant but also to show solidarity!
- Montérégie West Community Network proposes a list of helplines and other services.