COVID - 19 UPDATE #5
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To learn about the latest updates on actions taken 
by the City of Mississauga, visit 
@CityMississauga  on Twitter.
Or Call 3-1-1
 
For health information, please visit Peel Health.


THANK YOU TO ALL FIRST RESPONDERS, MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS, FRONT LINE WORKERS AND ALL THOSE THAT ARE WORKING HARD EACH DAY DURING THIS PANDEMIC. 
WE APPRECIATE YOU!





Enforcement of the Provincial Emergency Orders

Effective Tuesday, March 31 st, Peel Police will redirect all complaints related to public gatherings and non-essential businesses to City 3-1-1 and City Enforcement staff will commence enforcement operations. 
 
The following Emergency Orders will be enforced by Enforcement staff:
  • Closure of non-essential workplaces
  • Closure of public places and establishments
  • Prohibiting events and gatherings of more than five (5) people
Residents will be advised to  Call 3-1-1 if you wish to report:
  • Open non-essential businesses (excluding: bars, restaurants and other food premises)                 
    • Open theatres, cinemas or concert venues.
    • Organized public events and social gatherings of more than five (5) people, including parades, religious services, rites or ceremonies
      • funeral services may be attended by not more than 10 persons
If you wish to report a
 non-compliant bar, restaurant or food premise, please 
c ontact Peel Health directly at 905-799-7700.

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Region of Peel Waste Update

Residents in Mississauga are advised of waste service changes due to COVID-19. The Region's priority is to maintain waste collection services for the long term, while taking extra precautions to protect the health of essential workers and the needs of the community.
 
The following changes reflect the current situation. Waste management will regularly monitor the situation and advise on changes, if necessary.
 
At curbside:
  • Certain non-essential services will be suspended for physical distancing and to avoid manual collection for the safety of collection workers.
    • Cart exchange requests will only be accepted up to April 3.
    • Spring battery collection will be suspended (originally scheduled to start April 13). Batteries that are set out will be left behind to avoid unnecessary manual collection.
    • In-person garbage bag tag sales are suspended at all municipal facilities in Peel. You can still pay for bag tags online.
    • Hold on to all oversized items (e.g. furniture, mattress) and avoid 'spring cleaning' during this time. These items will not be picked up to avoid unnecessary manual collection.
  • Protect your collector. Only set out what you absolutely need to. Practice physical distancing by not approaching the vehicle or operator. This will help maintain timely and effective service, while keeping our operators safe.
  • Take extra precaution when disposing of certain items.
    • If you suspect or confirmed to have COVID-19 or are self-isolating, place used tissues, paper napkins and paper towels in a bag and dispose of them in the garbage.
    • Place face masks, protective gloves and other home healthcare waste in a bag before disposing them in the garbage.
    • Continue to dispose of food waste in your green bin and recyclables in your blue bin.
    • Tissues, masks, gloves and other medical waste such as dialysis tubing, should never be placed in the blue box.
These simple but important changes and steps will help protect the health of our staff as well as help slow the spread of COVID-19.
 
At apartment and condominium buildings:
  • Residents must continue to follow the instructions and guidelines provided by their building's property management.
  • Only throw out what you absolutely need to.
  • If you suspect or confirmed to have COVID-19 or are self-isolating, place used tissues, paper napkins and paper towels in a bag and dispose of them in the garbage.
    • Place face masks, protective gloves and other home healthcare waste in a bag before disposing them in the garbage.
    • Hold on to oversized items (e.g. furniture, mattress). These items will not be picked up to avoid unnecessary manual collection.
W e urge all residents to do their part, sort their waste properly and help make a difference.
 
For latest updates on waste service changes and other services and facilities temporarily affected in Peel, please visit peelregion.ca/coronavirus/affected-services .
 
The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. 

For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca 


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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.   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 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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Water Bill Updates

Regional Council approved the deferral of late payment charges for water bills due between April 1 - June 30, 2020.   This deferral also applies to the stormwater charge for Mississauga residents.
The Regional Water and Wastewater rate increase has also been deferred to July 1, 2020.
 
If you need to reschedule your pre-authorized payments (PAD), call 905-791-8711 or email ZZGPaymentsNew@peelregion.ca

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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


Call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700 with any questions about getting tested
 
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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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. Whether they're in their own home or a long-term care or assisted living facility, check in by phone or email with the people in our community who aren't able to have visitors at this time.
  • 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. Items in particular demand are:
    • protein (fish, meat, beans, peanut butter),
    • fruit and vegetables (canned, applesauce, pasta sauce, healthy soup/stew),
    • rice, and
    • personal care items (menstrual products, deodorant, shampoo, diapers, etc.).
Residents and businesses in Peel are doing their part to help stop the spread of COVID-19. If you or your business would like to donate  unused, unopened and unexpired  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to help, we'll arrange a courier to pick it up, or you can drop it off at one of our drop-off locations. Courier services are for large donations only.
We're accepting:
  • N95 masks
  • Surgical masks
  • Surgical gowns
  • Surgical gloves
  • Eye protection (face shields and protective medical goggles)
We'll collect the supplies and distribute them to our service partners throughout the Region, including frontline health care workers at hospitals and long-term care facilities, public health workers, community service workers and shelters.
Donations can be made Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For large scale donations, contact us at  COVIDdonations@peelregion.ca to arrange a courier pickup.

Drop Off Locations

Drop off at the storage site in the receiving area
Ring doorbell at 7120 for access
Contact security guard at the front door

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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.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle, including a healthy diet, exercise and enough sleep, to enhance your body's immune system. 


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, you must stay home and self-isolate for 14 days.

We can't predict our curve, but our actions can flatten it.  We won't know what the peak of our curve will be until we look back.

Thank you.

Matt

Councillor Matt Mahoney
City of Mississauga / Region of Peel


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