COVID-19 | March 23, 2020
Effective today, all facilities within the City’s 500+ parks are closed to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 including:
“In an effort to reduce the further spread of this virus and encourage physical distancing, we have made the decision to close all facilities within parks such as playgrounds, sport pads, leash-free areas, and courts,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “I have seen and heard far too many instances of people socializing with friends and families at playgrounds and in our parks and not maintaining safe distances of 2 metres or more. Enough is enough. This week is absolutely critical in our efforts to contain the virus and flatten the curve in Mississauga. These additional measures are necessary and will help reduce the risk of transmission to those most vulnerable in our community.”
Signage at all City parks indicating these closures will be installed by the end of the week.
These closures are aligned with Peel Public Health’s strong direction to residents to practice social distancing and avoid gatherings in public settings.
According to Peel Public Health, the best way to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses such as COVID-19 is to:
To learn about the latest updates on actions taken by the City of Mississauga visit mississauga.ca/coronavirus.
For further COVID-19 information, please visit Region of Peel Public Health.
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