Beginning this week, the City of Laval is handing out 250,000 protective face masks to some of its most vulnerable residents in an ongoing campaign to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
According to the city, the distribution is being done primarily through community organizations, including food banks and mental health supporters, as well as organizations that assist victims of conjugal violence, the homeless and families living in low rental housing buildings.
The city says special attention is being paid to COVID-19 “hot zones” on Laval’s territory. Earlier this week, the city was coordinating the delivery of 5,000 boxes with 50 masks each to the non-profit organizations. The masks were donated by the provincial government.
At the same time, the City of Laval is announcing the re-opening of select municipal facilities following the two-month COVID-19 lockdown. As of May 26, dog parks and skateboard parks are once again open, although provincial distancing rules still apply while using these facilities.
Additional information (in French) on the COVID-19 pandemic can be obtained at this web site: pandemie.laval.ca. And a video on the subject by Mayor Marc Demers can be viewed at this web address: https://youtu.be/3AkJqArJRwI