COVID - 19 UPDATE #4

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

Or Call 3-1-1
 
For health information, please visit Peel Health.




Province of Ontario
  • Province is automatically providing residents, small businesses and farms with all day off-peak, reduced utility rates beginning March 24 for the next 6 weeks
  • Crews are inspecting Construction sites to ensure they are adhering to social distancing protocols and providing staff with appropriate safety measures
  • The province has launched a toll-free line 1-888-444-3659 to provide support to Ontario businesses who have questions about the province's recent emergency order to close at-risk workplaces following recommendations by Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health.
  •  City's enforcement team is working with Peel Regional Police on how to enforce provincial orders.
  • A complete list of essential services is available on the Government of Ontario's website.

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Tax Questions Update

We have added a question related to rebate application deadlines as discussed at this morning's Council meeting.  For ease of reference, below are a few key messages related to the most common questions. 
 
The deadline for submitting an application under the Tax Rebate for Low-Income Seniors and Low-Income Persons with Disabilities Program remains December 31, 2020 and automatically includes application for the Stormwater Charge Subsidy.  The Outdoor Maintenance Subsidy application deadline has been extended to December 31, 2020. 

Payments may still be made at financial institutions, through online banking or dropped off at the drop box located on the north side of the Civic Centre. Payments received through these channels will continue to be processed. 
 
Taxpayers who are either on a pre-authorized payment plan or have submitted post-dated cheques and want to continue to pay their taxes in April, May and June can do so as follows:
 
Payment Type
Process to Pay as Originally Billed
Post-dated cheques
-  Email tax@mississauga.ca or call 3-1-1 advising they want their post-dated cheque cashed as originally dated
-  Cheque will be processed as originally dated or within 5 business days of the request
Preauthorized Payment Withdrawal
- Pay at financial institution, through online banking or by cheque through the City's drop box located on the north side of the Civic Centre
- If payment is received prior to their revised withdrawal date then the scheduled withdrawal will not occur
 
 
For a list of  FAQ  -  or please


call 3-1-1. 

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  • Parking enforcement for the following is suspended:
    • 5 hour on-street parking
    • 15 hour on-street parking
    • Overnight (2:00 - 6:00 a.m.) parking
    • Complaints for these violations are not being accepted
    • These parking offences may be enforced in exceptional circumstances
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City parks and trails are open for public use; however, people out getting fresh air are being reminded and advised of the need and importance to practice physical distancing. That means remaining approximately 2 metres (6 feet) apart and only gathering in small groups with immediate family.
 
The City has closed facilities within parks such as playgrounds, sports courts, leash-free zones, picnic shelters, skateboard parks etc.
 
We are working extremely hard to get this message out to parents, families and all residents. We are asking for their safety, and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, that they abide by these closures.
 
We are also putting up signage in our parks to reinforce this message and locking facilities where we can.  Signs will be installed by the end of the week.
 
The City will do what we can to ensure residents comply with these closures through our Security and Parks teams, but with reduced staffing levels and over 500 parks, it is difficult to be everywhere at once.
 
We are really asking and relying on residents to listen to what the City is asking, what the Province is asking and what the Federal Government is asking them to do.

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    • No fare payment will be required until further notice.
    • 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.

    • MiWay will implement service reductions on several routes due to reduced customer demand in response to COVID-19.
    • Planned Service Adjustment
    • These reductions are in addition to daily service adjustments that will continue based on transit operator availability and ongoing customer demand.
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Region of Peel Information

  • Let's all do our part to keep one another safe and healthy #COVID19. If you notice any businesses that are non-compliant under the Province's state of emergency order, please report to the Peel Regional Police non-emergency line at 905-453-3311

  • Please be aware of any potential door-to-door or phone call fraud in the Region of Peel. Peel Public Health does not ask for credit card or health card information in communicating test results related to #COVID19.
 
  • When going outside to get some fresh air at your local park, we encourage residents to practice physical distancing, keep to small groups & avoid frequently-touched surfaces like playgrounds & outdoor fitness equipment .
 
  • While we encourage getting fresh air, be sure to practice physical distancing. Region of Peel Public Health strongly recommends avoiding gatherings in public settings, such as malls, stores, playgrounds & park play structures.

 
Assessment Centres in Peel:

Mississauga - Trillium Health Partners Assessment Centres:

 

Mississauga Hospital
Clinical Administrative Building
15 Bronte College Court
Mississauga, ON J4Y 0K7
 
Credit Valley Hospital
Valley House
2200 Erin Mills Parkway
Mississauga, ON L5M 7S4

Questions about getting tested for COVID-19:
Call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700
 
Guidance for workplaces, and other businesses related to COVID-19 : http://www.peelregion.ca/coronavirus/business/ 
 
Province of Ontario's Stop the Spread Business Information Line: 1-888-444-3659
 
Email address for Community Partners who would like to link with the Regional Community Response table for supports: covid19commresponse@peelregion.ca
 
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City Launches Online COVID-19 Resources for Mississauga Businesses

The City of Mississauga's Economic Development Office has launched a new dedicated online resource for the business community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The web portal will be a one-stop site for businesses to get the latest information on government updates, relief packages and services offered by the City.
COVID-19 Business Relief Portal
The page also includes a COVID-19 Business Relief Portal. The Business Relief Portal is a self-selection tool that helps identify relief programs and incentives that best apply to specific business needs and links to the government source of support. It also includes information on employee support, financial assistance and upcoming webinars and training sessions, offered by the City, that include topics such as building online/ecommerce to help Mississauga businesses mitigate the economic impacts as a result of COVID-19. 
"We understand the impact that COVID-19 is having on local businesses. Many are concerned about how they will weather this economic storm. Our City has taken measures where possible, such as deferring taxes to reduce financial stress during this challenging time. Our Economic Development Office is equipped and ready to support our businesses, small and large, with one-on-one support. We will continue to consult with our Economic Development Advisory Board as this situation unfolds and support local manufacturers interested in retooling their operations to produce essential medical supplies needed to battle this virus," said Mayor Bonnie Crombie.  Mayor Bonnie Crombie and City Councillors continue to meet virtually with members of Mississauga's Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB) to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the local economy, as well as possible solutions to this economic challenge.
"This is a difficult time for many businesses and employees here in Mississauga and our Economic Development Office is committed to ensuring business operators and employees have the information they need to make informed decisions," said Bonnie Brown, Director of Economic Development. "We continue to work closely with all levels of government and regional partners to provide the most up-to-date information for companies to learn how they can gain access to the programs and relief opportunities available to them."
The Economic Development Office remains virtually operational offering:

Business hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday at 905-896-5016

Business Advisors ready to provide guidance and support with the emerging and immediate needs of the business community

Webinars and online training to entrepreneurs and small businesses replacing previously scheduled in person seminars

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P ublic Messages

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 ill.
  • Practice social distancing: reduce physical contact with others (of at least 2 metres apart) to break the pathways COVID-19 uses to move between people, such as shaking hands and direct contact.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose as much as possible.
  • Avoid contact with people who are ill and their items.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands. Wash hands after coughing and sneezing.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle, including a healthy diet, exercise and enough sleep, to enhance your body's immune system.
  • Get a flu shot. You are more likely to contract influenza than COVID-19 and being sick lowers your immunity to other germs.
 
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


In order to curve this pandemic, please stay home.  

If you have been out of the Country, stay home and self-isolate for 14 days.

Thank you.

Matt

Councillor Matt Mahoney
City of Mississauga / Region of Peel


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