COVID - 19 UPDATE #11


To learn about the latest updates on actions taken 
by the City of Mississauga, visit 

@CityMississauga  on Twitter

Residents can report  non-compliant businesses and gatherings of more that 5 people not from the same household by dialling 3-1-1.

 To read all recent Councillor Updates please visit  www.mattmahoney.ca

For health information, please visit Peel Health.




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You're Invited Tele Town Hall
 
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
 
6:00 pm -7:30 pm
 
The City of Mississauga will host a 3rd Tele Town Hall session to address concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and to update the public and local businesses about what the City is doing to protect their health and safety.
 
Residents will be able to ask COVID-19 related questions to a group of panelists from the City, Peel Region Public Health, Trillium Health Partners and Peel Regional Police and Paramedic Services. City Councillors and senior staff will also be available to answer questions.

Residents who wish to participate in the session can do so in the following three ways:
  1. Pre-register: residents who wish to participate in the session are encouraged to register their telephone number in advance at the following link: mississauga.ca/townhall
  2. Participate online: to participate live online, simply click the following link: mississauga.ca/livestreamevent
  3. Join by telephone: a random selection of residents will receive a telephone call to participate. If you don't wish to participate, simply hang up. If you don't receive a call and would like to participate, dial 1-877-229-8493 and enter ID number: 115911.

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Construction projects within the City's Roads and Stormwater Capital Programs involve repair and maintenance of critical infrastructure, including roads,bridges and stormwater management ponds. With pot hole filling, sidewalk and curb repair and spring clean-up efforts already underway, the City is now moving forward with its busy road construction season.
 
"The health and safety of our workers and contractors is our top priority," said Geoff Wright, Commissioner, Transportation and Works. "We will be closely monitoring and working with our contractors to ensure that all projects operate according to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations as well as the on-site best practices recommended by public health officials." 
 
Ongoing work is also being done to maintain the City's 5,600 kilometres of roads. This includes monitoring road conditions year-round and repairing pot holes when the weather is appropriate.

"While road improvements are underway, residents are asked to be patient and are encouraged to plan ahead and consider alternate routes to avoid traffic delays," said Helen Noehammer, Director, Infrastructure Planning and Engineering Services. "If out walking or cycling, residents are reminded to use extra caution around construction sites, not to enter work sites which have been closed to the public, respect all work site barricades and signage and practice physical distancing around workers and others at all times."

For more information and to use the construction map to see where projects are happening in Mississauga, visit mississauga.ca/construction .

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MiWay will be adding temporary biohazard barriers on buses to provide additional protection for operators in advance of a return to front door customer boarding. The barriers are expected to be installed by end of June. MiWay transit operators, maintenance and administration staff are receiving reusable face coverings and disposable gloves to use where physical distancing is not feasible. The use of face coverings and gloves is a personal choice by the employee.
The barriers and face coverings are in addition to the following protection measures which have been in place since March on all MiWay buses:
  • rear-door boarding only, unless use of the ramp is required
  • restricted access to the front of the bus
  • no fare payment
  • select seats on MiWay buses taped off to encourage physical distancing
MiWay patrons are being asked to continue to practice physical distancing at bus stops and on the bus. For more information visit MiWay.

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Cherry Blossoms Viewing

As one of Mississauga's most popular parks, Kariya Park attracts many visitors this time of year to see the blossoms in bloom. The park features 65 beautiful cherry blossom trees of different varieties and colours, and were a gift from Kariya, Japan. To view them bloom live, visit cherry blossom webcam.
 

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Closed Until further Notice

  • Playgrounds
  • Soccer pitches
  • Basketball courts
  • Baseball Diamonds
  • Off-Leash parks
  • Parking lots at City parks and at some community centres adjacent to parks.
  • Green spaces and park trails remain open for walking as long as physical distancing is maintained.

City Enforcement Measures

  • City By-law Enforcement and Security Officers are enforcing provincial orders related to non-essential business closures and gatherings of more than 5 people (unless members of a single household), in partnership with Peel Regional Police.
  • Residents can call 3-1-1 to report non-compliance
  • Set fines for non-compliance range from $750 to $1000
Residents in Mississauga wishing to report a non-compliant food establishment such as a bar or restaurant, should call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700.
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Looking for Ways To Help

If you're looking for other ways to help during this difficult time, please consider:
  • Reaching out to seniors and other vulnerable people in your life, who are most at risk of social isolation. 
  • Shopping in a measured way. It's OK to stock up a bit so that you won't have to go to the grocery store as frequently as you usually would. But please make sure that you're not buying more than you will need, as others in our community will need access to these supplies as well.
  • Donate to a Food Bank if you can, to help families that are struggling at this difficult time. 
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P ublic Messages

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


  • 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
  • A complete list of essential services is available on the Government of Ontario's website.


It is important that we all do our part to get ahead of this pandemic. Please stay home unless you need essential items.

We must continue to practice social distancing so we can flatten the curve.

Thank you to everyone that is working during this pandemic - you are true heroes.


Matt

Councillor Matt Mahoney
City of Mississauga / Region of Peel


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