MARCH 13, 2020
Dear Resident:

This is a special edition to provide you with the most up to date information I have on the COVID-19 virus. Please read and visit the Region of Peel Health site for details.

We made the following decisions based on advice from the Peel Medical Officer of Health. I urge you to avoid busy public places especially during the next few weeks, self isolate at home if you feel ill and contact your family doctor by phone if you feel ill. If you travel outside Canada please self isolate for 14 days in return, Schools are closed until April 5 so this covers March break vacations.

Consider helping a neighbour who may require help with daycare or shopping. Take advantage of closures to have your children play outdoors. Ride your bike, use the trials, visit playgrounds but keep social distance from others.

The next 3 weeks will be difficult for everyone so I ask for your patience and cooperation. The risk in Peel is low and these measures will hopefully prevent the virus from spreading. Remember to wash your hands. Information can change quickly so check the City website for ongoing information.

As always you can contact me for assistance on any city or region issue at pat.saito@mississauga,ca, by phone to 905-896-5900 at any time and my staff and I will be pleased to help you.

Pat
COVID-19 Update
With guidance from Peel Public Health and in an abundance of caution for both our residents and staff around the COVID-19 pandemic, the City is Mississauga is making the following cancellations and closures:

  • The City of Mississauga will be closing all recreation, library, and cultural facilities starting Saturday, March 14 through to April 5 to the public. This includes the Living Arts Centre, Meadowvale Theatre, Paramount Fine Foods Centre and the Mississauga Seniors’ Centre. Programming at these facilities will be cancelled.
  • Please note all memberships will be extended. Call 905-615-4100. Rental contract fees will be refunded.
  • City Hall and the Provincial Offences Court remain open.
  • MiWay continues to provide regular service.

 Program and Service Updates
  • All City of Mississauga programs and activities will be cancelled from March 14 to April 5. This includes March break programs and activities.
  • The City of Mississauga will be offering full refunds without any administration charge. Please be patient as we work through the process.
  • The majority of Mississauga sports teams/leagues have suspended all activities. Check in directly with your sports organization for further details.

 City Events and Meetings
  • There are no Council or Committee meetings scheduled next week due to March Break. We will determine cancellations of other committee and Council meetings in the coming week. Check the City website for updates.

City of Mississauga Response Activities
  • The City’s Emergency Operations Centre has been activated and staff are meeting regularly to monitor, develop and implement response measures as the situation evolves.
  • Increased cleaning and disinfecting of common contact points in City facilities and transit buses. If an infected individual is or was known to be at a City facility, the City would contact Peel Public Health and follow directions on containment.
  • Wiping down daily with disinfectant, counters and other touch points, washrooms, door handles, elevator buttons, automatic door operator plates, toilet flush handles, faucets, etc. at City facilities.

The following Regional facilities will be closed as of Saturday, March 14, 2020 until further notice. We will update residents of any changes.
  • Early On Centres – community based early learning centres
  • 2020 Income Tax Preparation clinics
  • PAMA
  • Brampton, Bolton, Meadowvale, Malton, Hope 24/7 Public Health Clinics

IMPORTANT INFO
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 sick.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with your sleeve.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water or with alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean frequently touched objects and surfaces.

For the most up-to-date information on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) visit Peel Public Health at  peelregion.ca/coronavirus .
Councillor Pat Saito | City of Mississauga | 905-896-5900 | pat.saito@mississauga.ca | ward9.ca