City of Mississauga COVID-19 Response: Council Meeting April 8 – Managing the Impact of COVID-19
Last week, Mississauga City Council took further actions in response to COVID-19 to help mitigate impacts on residents and businesses and plan for the future beyond the pandemic.

For information on the what the City plans to do to manage the Financial Impact of COVID-19 please click here .

Late Licence Renewal Fees for Pet and Mobile Business Licences Waived
Late renewal fees for pet and mobile licences will be waived until further notice.

Municipal Accommodation Tax Deferred
Municipal Accommodation Tax remittances due on March 31, April 30 and May 31, 2020 are deferred to June 30, July 31 and August 31, 2020.

Grant Funding Continued
Community and cultural groups receiving approved grant funding will continue to receive them, as this will assist with business continuity and to move forward post COVID-19. Organizations will be required to confirm the impact that COVID-19 is having on their organization and actions that will be taken. The City will also work with event organizers to mitigate the impact of event and program cancellations and determine future event dates, if possible.

The City will continue to reassess the situation and determine if cancellations will go beyond the July 3 date, based on consultations with Peel Public Health and the Province’s ban of social gatherings.

For more information please click here .

To learn about the latest updates on actions taken by the City of Mississauga visit  mississauga.ca/coronavirus  or follow  @CityMississauga  on Twitter.

For health information, please visit  peelregion.ca/c oronavirus .  
New Guidelines for Garbage Disposal Across Peel during the COVID-19 outbreak
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, residents are advised of the latest temporary changes to waste services in Peel. The Region continues to review and update services in order to protect the health of essential workers and support the needs of the community.  
Allowance of two extra garbage bags for collection:
 
Starting Monday, April 20, every household can place up to two extra garbage bags at the curb on their scheduled garbage collection day, without requiring bag tags. Please note that collection staff will only pick up a maximum of two additional bags. Residents who have purchased bag tags are advised to hold on to them until further notice.
 
Excess garbage must be placed in bags. Containers or cans will not be collected.
 
Each bag must be:
  • Strong enough to securely hold its contents.
  • No larger than 66 cm (26 in) wide and 90 cm (35 in) high.
  • No smaller than 30 cm (12 in) wide and 30 cm (12 in) high.
  • No more than 20 kg (44 lbs).
  • Closed or tied at the top.
  • Placed next to your garbage cart, leaving 1 m (3 ft.) of space between the excess garbage and the bin.
 
Please expect collection delays as a result of these latest changes. Collectors might also collect your bin and excess garbage bags at different times during the day. Leave your garbage bin and excess garbage bags at the curb until 8 p.m. If neither are collected by 8 p.m., report a missed collection . We appreciate your patience during this time.
 
  At Peel Community Recycling Centres (CRC):
 
To protect ourselves and the community, we encourage all residents to stay home as much as possible. However, if it is absolutely necessary that residents must leave their home to dispose of items immediately, waste can be dropped off at CRCs, where there will be no disposal fees starting Wednesday, April 15.
 
For the safety of the community and staff, services remain limited at the CRCs and residents should expect longer than normal wait times.
 
Residents are encouraged to visit p eelregion.ca/waste/communityrecyclingcentres for the most up-to-date information on operating hours and acceptable items.
 
 Avoid ‘spring cleaning’
 
The Region urges residents to refrain from ‘spring cleaning’ and to only dispose of items that are necessary, as the Region's priority is to maintain waste collection services for the long term.
 
Hold on to bulky items that do not fit into a bin or bag, as they are difficult for a single person to collect and require multiple touch points. As such, a temporary suspension on these items will continue in order to avoid unnecessary manual collection and protect the health of our essential workers.
 
Please do your part in helping us keep our communities clean.
 
 Waste management will regularly monitor the situation and advise residents on changes. For the latest updates on waste service changes and other services and facilities temporarily affected in Peel, please visit peelregion.ca/coronavirus/affected-services  
City of Mississauga Cancels All Events and Spring Programs Up to July 3 Due to COVID-19 Impact
The City of Mississauga is taking additional precautionary measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic by  cancelling all events  and  spring programs  (registered and drop-in) up to July 3. Learn more

The City will continue to reassess the situation and determine if cancellations will go beyond the July 3 date, based on consultations with Peel Public Health and the Province’s ban of social gatherings.

To learn about the latest updates on actions taken by the City of Mississauga, visit  mississauga.ca/coronavirus   or follow @ CityMississauga   on Twitter.

For health information, visit Peel Public Health at  peelregion.ca/coronavirus .
COVID-19 Response: New Mississauga Web Page a One-Stop Resource for Older Adults
In these challenging times, the City of Mississauga is focused on supporting our older adult community. The City has launched a new web page that provides guidance for older residents and their caregivers to help meet their needs.
Residents can find information on symptoms and prevention, health and wellness and key emergency contacts. The web page also provides links to online Library services and free online videos, workouts and other resources to help older adults stay healthy while practicing physical distancing.
 
A printable information sheet is also available on the web page.
Anyone who may not be able to access the web page is advised to ask a friend or family member to assist.
 
For updates on actions the City is taking to help residents, visit mississauga.ca/coronavirus or follow us on Twitter , Facebook and LinkedIn .
 
You Can Help
 
The Mississauga Food Bank is accepting donations to help support older adults and others who are relying on food banks during this time.
 
Trillium Health Centre Partners are accepting donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) as they continue to provide care for older adults and other patients in response to COVID-19.
COVID-19 Case Counts - Region of Peel
Missed the second Tele Town Hall?
The City has held two Tele Town Halls to address resident concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and to update the public about what the City is doing to protect their health and safety.

Residents were able to ask COVID-19 related questions to a group of panelists from the City of Mississauga, Peel Region Public Health, Trillium Health Partners and Peel Region Police. City Councillors and senior staff were also available to answer questions.

If you weren't able to participate in our Tele Town Halls, you can list to the online recordings here .
Province Connecting Volunteers to Community Organizations Supporting Seniors and People with Disabilities During COVID-19

The Government of Ontario is partnering with SPARK Ontario to help seniors and the most vulnerable stay connected and healthy as they self isolate during the COVID-19 outbreak.
SPARK Ontario is the province's first bilingual volunteer hub designed to direct volunteers to where they are needed most. The needs of each community vary, but groups across the province are looking for volunteers to help deliver food or medicines, run errands or check-up on seniors and the most vulnerable by phone or email while they self-isolate.

Volunteer organizations can visit www.sparkontario.ca to post volunteer opportunities available in their communities. Ontarians interested in volunteering are encouraged to check the website for opportunities to make a difference where they live.

Seniors, people with disabilities, and others in need of assistance can also be connected to essential services in their community at any time by visiting www.211ontario.ca or by dialing 211 or 1-877-330-3212 (toll free). TTY service is also available by dialing 1-888-340-1001.

Ontario is taking action to protect the health and safety of seniors and people with disabilities during this outbreak. That includes an additional $20 million investment over two years to better protect seniors and staff at retirement homes, and an investment that will support the delivery of foods and medicines to seniors and people with disabilities to ensure they can stay home and stay healthy.

 
QUICK FACTS
  • Ontario is investing $100,000 as part of a government-wide initiative to help connect community organizations to the volunteers Ontario needs through www.sparkontario.ca
  • Ontario recently announced $200 million in social services relief funding to help the province’s most vulnerable during COVID-19. The funding will help municipalities and social service providers such as shelters, food banks, emergency services, charities and non-profits continue to deliver their critical services and find ways to promote social distancing and self-isolation to keep Ontarians safe and healthy.
  • Visit Ontario's website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19

For more information, please click here .
Helpful Resources
The City is working with Peel Public Health and recommend you visit the    Region of Peel Health    site for the most up-to-date details.
 
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    but please do not call 911 unless it is an emergency.
 
Below are links you may find useful:



Important Phone Numbers

  • Mississauga 3-1-1 or 905-615-4311 (outside City Limits) available 7am - 7pm
  • Peel Public Health  905-799-7700 Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Peel Regional Police Non Emergency Line: 905-453-3311
  • Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000 Toll-free TTY:1-866-797-0007

The   City of Mississauga   and   Region of Peel       websites will be updating their information on a regular basis and will be the best place for the most recent updates for all residents.
 
As always, my office is available to assist residents on municipal or regional matters by e-mail at    karen.ras@mississauga.ca  .
If you want to make a an online donation please visit thecompass.ca.

Thank you!