COVID - 19 UPDATE #2
City of Mississauga to Hold COVID-19 Tele Town Hall
 
The City of Mississauga will hold a Tele Town Hall session on Friday, March 20 at 6:45 p.m. to address concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and inform the public about what the City is doing to protect their health and safety.
 
Residents are invited to participate and ask questions they may have about COVID-19 to a group of panelists from the City of Mississauga, Peel Region Public Health and Trillium Health Partners. City Councillors and senior staff will also be available to answer questions.
 
Main panelists will include:
  • Mayor Bonnie Crombie, City of Mississauga
  • Janice Baker, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer, City of Mississauga
  • Tim Beckett, Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Management, City of Mississauga
  • Nancy Polsinelli, Interim Chief Administrative Officer, Region of Peel
  • Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health, Peel Region Public Health and;
  • A representative from Trillium Health Partners 
A random selection of residents will receive a telephone call in advance, with an invitation to participate in the Tele Town Hall session. Anyone who receives a call and does not wish to participate can simply hang up.
 
Residents can also dial 1-877-229-8493 ID 115911 on the day of the session to participate.
 
In addition, the session will be available to listen-in live online at  mississauga.ca/livestreamevent
 
What: Tele Town Hall to address concerns about COVID-19
 
When:   Friday, March 20, 2020   /   6:45 to 7:45 p.m.
 
How to participate:   Dial in : 1-877-229-8493      ID: 115911
 
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/coronavirus.
 
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Property Taxes

Today at City Council, Council deferred property tax due dates.  Residents have the option to defer property tax payments for the next three months.  # COVID19

As further details become available, I will provide them to our residents.

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MiWay reduces transit service in response to COVID-19
Effective  Monday, March 23 , MiWay will implement service reductions on several routes due to reduced customer demand in response to COVID-19.
These reductions are in addition to daily service adjustments that will continue based on transit operator availability and ongoing customer demand.
 
In addition, starting Saturday, March 21, the following changes will take effect:
  • No fare payment will be required.
  • Monthly PRESTO pass holders will be notified of the status of their March and April pass in the coming weeks.
  • Customers will board from the rear doors only until further notice.
  • Customers with accessibility needs requiring the use of the ramp may continue to use the front doors.
In addition, the following changes are in effect:
  • MiWay transit operators are permitted to wear personally-supplied face masks while on duty. This is a personal choice by the individual and does not assume the operator wearing the mask is sick. 
  • City Centre Transit Terminal (CCTT) remains open to the public. Construction at the terminal will continue at the discretion of the contractors.
MiWay remains committed to providing city-wide transit service and supporting the social distancing efforts recommended by Peel Public Health and the provincial and federal governments.
 
Visit miway.ca for the latest updates on how the City is managing transit service, and miway.ca/planatrip for real-time trip schedules.
 

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Public Messages

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.
 
For the most up-to-date information on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) visit  
 

 

Thank you.

Matt

Councillor Matt Mahoney
City of Mississauga / Region of Peel


Matt.Mahoney@mississauga.ca
905-896-5800