COVID - 19 UPDATE #7


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

@CityMississauga  on Twitter

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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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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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 convictio n.
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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Donation Bins are Not Dumping Grounds

It has been observed throughout the City of Mississauga that donation bins are overflowing, and some are becoming garbage dumps.  Removing the items or even the bins is a challenge as charities have had to lay off their staff and therefore no one can pick up the items.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and crucial physical distancing orders by governments that non-essential services be stopped, the pick-up of all textile donations from homes and donation bins across Canada stopped on March 23. 

Sadly, residents continue to drop off donations at bins even though they cannot be emptied; and some individuals are using the donation bins to dump garbage and more. This is posing a serious health and safety issue.  We understand residents are 'Spring Cleaning' as they are at home, however; for safety reason, please hold onto your donations until there is an opportunity to drop off items safely. 


**If you see a site in Mississauga, Dial 3-1-1 between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, to speak to a Customer Service Advisor who will assist with your call. OR 905-615-4311 outside city limits.**

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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