Since Monday, Lévis has been providing only essential services. In addition, the executive committee is granting new powers to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Monday’s new announcement takes prevention measures put forward by the Lehouillier administration to the next level. Friday, the mayor announced the cancellation of all leisure activities and the closure of municipal facilities such as libraries and swimming pools.
“We have returned to essential services, indeed. We are keeping up with the pace of government and public health, ”says Gille Lehouillier to put into context the new restrictions imposed on the population and employees of the City.
Certain services are kept to a minimum, such as access to municipal buildings, the granting of permits and collection at the municipal court. All municipal court criminal cases are postponed while criminal cases continue behind closed doors.
Other examples: all non-emergency inspection and assessment visits to residences, businesses and businesses scheduled by March 30 are canceled. The City also postpones the registration period for day camp and recreational activities. Finally, the leisure session of the winter session is canceled. Subscribers will be reimbursed.
Mayor Gilles Lehouillier announced at the same time a meeting of his executive committee on Monday to vote on new powers granted to general manager Simon Rousseau and his team.
Primarily, this is to allow “a faster execution of decision-making to limit the spread of COVID-19,” said Mr. Lehouillier.
Management will be able to better adapt the working conditions of employees (telework), acquire equipment and authorize exceptions to the contract management regulations up to a maximum of $ 100,000 to adapt the work at home.
Monday, it was impossible to quantify a percentage of employees who will be able to benefit from teleworking on the 1500 that counts the City.
The City has also set up an information service for citizens to guide them during this crisis. More information is available on the City’s website at ville.levis.qc.ca