City of Mississauga Declares a State of Emergency
March 23, 2020 – Mayor Bonnie Crombie has declared a State of Emergency in the City of Mississauga in consultation with Mississauga City Council and the Office of Emergency Management. The declaration supports the Province of Ontario’s and Region of Peel’s efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19.
COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall
The City of Mississauga held a Tele Town Hall session on Friday, March 20 at 6:45 p.m. to address concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus and inform the public about what the City is doing to protect their health and safety.
You can listen to the audio from the Tele Town session below:
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- Closures and cancellations
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.
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.
Closures and cancellations
All facilities, including those listed below and public counters, are closed to the public until further notice.
- Active living centres
- Arenas (including Vic Johnston Arena)
- City Hall
- Community centres
- Fitness centres
- Indoor pools
- Living Arts Centre
- Meadowvale Theatre
- Mississauga Provincial Offences Courthouse
- Mississauga Seniors’ Centre
- Museums (Benares and Bradley)
- Outdoor rinks (Burnhamthorpe, Celebration Square, Woodhurst)
- Paramount Fine Foods Centre
- Playgrounds and other facilities within City parks
- Riverwood Conservancy
- Small Arms Inspection Building
The City will continue to deliver essential services including Fire, Transit, Works Operations & Maintenance, Animal Services, Regulatory Services, Building Permits/Inspections, Site Plan Applications, OPAs & Rezoning Planning Applications, Security Services as well as Administrative/Technical functions related to preserving safety and public trust.
All scheduled volunteer shifts have been cancelled until further notice and no new volunteer opportunities are available at this time.
Information for businesses
COVID-19 is impacting Canadian businesses. The City’s Economic Development Office (EDO) has a list of resources including employee and financial support available to Mississauga businesses.
Ontario Business Information Line
On March 23, 2020, the Province of Ontario issued an emergency order to close at-risk workplaces.
If you have questions about how these emergency measures will impact your business, call the province’s Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659.
COVID-19 Notice to Vendors
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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.
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.