Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The City of Westmount and the Montreal agglomeration, in conjunction with the Centre de sécurité civile, are closely monitoring the evolution of the situation of COVID-19 in collaboration with Montreal’s regional public health agency.

General Prevention Measures

Hygiene steps recommended for everyone:

  • Wash hands frequently with warm running water and soap for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Observe good hygiene when coughing or sneezing and cover your mouth and nose with your arm to reduce the spread of germs.
  • If you use a tissue, dispose of it as soon as possible and wash your hands afterwards.

Information for people returning from abroad

The level of risk for Canadians travelling abroad varies depending on the destination. Please consult for recommendations for each country.

Border measures

At Canadian airports

  • All passengers arriving from countries affected by COVID-19 will receive a leaflet detailing the recommendations to be followed.
  • Passengers going to the automated kiosks are also asked specific questions about their health and travel history.

People experiencing symptoms

  • Individuals who report experiencing symptoms at the airport are assessed by a quarantine officer.
  • The Quarantine Act allows the Quarantine Officer to take appropriate action in the presence of a potential public health risk, such as ordering that the traveller be transported to hospital for a medical examination.

People returning home with no symptoms

  • It is important for people to monitor their health after their return home. They may have come into contact with the new coronavirus while abroad.
  • The Public Health Agency of Canada asks that you monitor for fever, cough and difficulty breathing for 14 days from the date you return to Canada.
  • Anyone showing these symptoms should isolate themselves at home as soon as possible and call 1 877 644 4545 immediately.

Specific recommendations

Anyone who has travelled to areas of the world at risk of contagion in recent months should:

  • Limit contact with others for 14 days from the day they began their journey to Canada; this means self-isolation and staying home.
  • Contact Santé Montréal within 24 hours of arriving in Canada.

For more information on the status of COVID-19, visit or contact 1 877 644 4545 at any time to speak with a health professional.