COVID - 19 UPDATE #6


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!


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City Undertaking Weekend Blitz to Target Public Gatherings in our Parks

Parks and Parking Lots Closed for Your Safety
Do Your Part to Keep all Safe

City of Mississauga Security Officers will be actively patrolling parks in our City to enforce emergency orders to limit gatherings and promote physical distancing. This will include issuing fines of at least $750 where applicable, and barricading the entrances to our park parking lots where possible. Vehicles in parked in lots will be ticketed and towed.
The City of Mississauga reminds residents that park playgrounds, outdoor fitness equipment, courts, leash-free zones, picnic shelters, skateboard parks and parking lots are closed. These outdoor facilities and structures have been closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
"We are in the midst of a health emergency and we need everyone to do their part. While it is exciting that spring has arrived and we all want to enjoy the beautiful weekend weather, we cannot enjoy parks and outdoor spaces like we have in the past," said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. "I have received countless e-mails, tweets and messages about people not respecting physical distancing and reports of vandalism in our parks. We have enforcement in place to protect people - we aren't doing this because we want to, we are doing this because we have to. We are asking people to listen and please follow the rules. Fighting this will be a marathon, not a sprint. I ask residents to please stay patient and stay home where possible."
City parks and trails are accessible for public use; however, people out getting fresh air in small groups of household members are being reminded and advised of the need and importance to practice physical distancing. That means remaining approximately 2 metres (6 feet) apart.
Signs have been installed in these areas and facilities, playgrounds and parking lots are being locked or barricaded where possible. In addition, basketball backboards have been removed.
The City is asking and relying on residents to help protect themselves by following what the Region of Peel Public Health, the Province and Federal Government is asking us all to do.

Closed Until further Notice

  • Playgrounds
  • Soccer pitches
  • Basketball courts
  • 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
Failure to comply with an order made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act may result in a set fine (ticket) of $750 or $1,000 for obstructing any person in exercising a power or performing a duty under the order.  If the charge is laid by issuing a summons, a failure to comply with an emergency order could result in a fine up to $100,000 and up to one year imprisonment for an individual, $500,000 for a director or officer of a corporation or $10,000,000 for a corporation upon conviction.

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.

Mayor Bonnie Crombie Video Statement


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You're Invited Tele-Town Hall

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

T he City of Mississauga will host a second 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. Register in advance: residents who wish to participate in the session are encouraged to register their telephone number in advance at the following link TO REGISTER
  2. Participate online: to participate live online, simply click the following link: LIVE STREAM
  3. Join by telephone: a random selection of residents will receive a telephone call to participate on April 8. If you don't wish to participate, simply hang up. If you don't receive an automated call and would like to participate, please dial 1-877-229-8493 and enter ID number: 115911.

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Free 
one-on-one business advisory services
are available to businesses.  

Best way of accessing these services is here at the  FUTURE IS UNLIMITED   


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Services Available to Residents in Need
T he Region's website now has a dedicated  social supports page, covering seniors, caregivers, income support, food, child care, housing and community response.  In addition, t he Region is also promoting the f ederal and provincial resources available in the  Financial Help and Ontario Works  section of "services and facilities temporarily affected in Peel."
 
Community Response Table and Emergency Funding
  The Community Response Table is now publicly promoting its information and services. You can read more in the news release and the Community Response Table website. This is a valuable source of comprehensive information on Peel-wide services that will assist us in our work and help in responding to requests for information from the public.
 
The COVID-19 Emergency Funding Application is now live on the Region's  WEBSITE.
 
Housing and Homelessness Update
The Region issued a press release on how Peel is mobilizing to prevent and manage the spread of COVID-19 among homeless residents. The Region's website also has a page dedicated to COVID-19 housing and homelessness.

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COVID-19 is spread from person-to-person through close contact.
Peel Public Health recommends everyone stay at home when possible and reduce their interactions with others.

You can practice physical distancing by:
  • Avoiding physical contact, including handshakes
  • Staying a safe distance of two metres away from other people
  • Working from home when possible
  • Avoiding crowds and other places where people are close together, including playgrounds and other park facilities
  • Cancelling group gatherings

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The Government of Ontario has released an online COVID-19 Test Result Viewer and Self-Assessment tool, visit Ontario Results for more information.
Call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700 with any questions about getting tested
 
Guidance for workplaces, and other businesses related to COVID-19 : Business 
 
Province of Ontario's Stop the Spread Business Information Line: 1-888-444-3659
 
Email  f or Community Partners who would like to link with the 
Regional Community Response table for supports
 
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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. 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.).

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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


Please respect the barricades City staff have put in place.  It is important that we all do our part to get ahead of this pandemic.  In order to flatten this curve, please stay at home and only go out for essentials to be safe.

If you have been out of the Country or been with someone who has, 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