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Update: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 | March 6, 2020

Peel Public Health is the lead agency for information to Mississauga residents on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

For the most up-to-date information on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) visit Peel Public Health at peelregion.ca/coronavirus.

According to Peel Public Health, the risk to the community remains low.

The City is working with Peel Public Health in cooperation with the Public Health Agency of Canada, Ministry of Health, Public Health Ontario and other local health care providers to monitor the risk and take protective actions as needed.The City is taking all necessary steps to ensure both the safety of our employees and the public in accordance with Peel Public Health protocols.

Prevention

According to Peel Public Health, the best way to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses such as COVID-19 is to:

  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with your sleeve.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water or with alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Symptoms

Common signs include fever and respiratory symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia and acute respiratory distress.

As with other illnesses, you should connect with a health care provider if you experience:

  • a high fever
  • shortness of breath
  • trouble breathing

Peel Public Health has advised that if you develop symptoms of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), please self-isolate and contact Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700 and if you require immediate medical attention, please call 911 and advise the operator of your symptoms.

More Information

Peel Public Health

Province of Ontario – Ministry of Health

Public Health Ontario

Government of Canada

Media Contact:
Catherine Monast
Senior Advisor Media and Public Information
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200, ext. 5046
catherine.monast@mississauga.ca
TTY: 905-896-5151

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