City of Mississauga Provides Update on New COVID-19 Measures Taking Effect January 5

The Government of Ontario announced new measures in response to the rapid spread of Omicron in Ontario. Effective January 5, at 12:01 a.m., Ontario will return to the Modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen.

The City of Mississauga is adjusting its programs and services accordingly, including closing all fitness and gym facilities, cancelling ticketed events, and operating libraries by curb-side pick-up only.

“I know Mississauga residents are tired, frustrated and anxious and these measures are not how we wanted to start the New Year,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “The Omicron variant is very transmissible and case counts are the highest we have seen thus far in the pandemic. We need to work together to limit the spread and protect our hospital capacity. We must focus on solutions and supporting our businesses most impacted. Please continue to do your part to limit the spread by booking your first, second or booster doses and limiting indoor, unmasked contact with those outside your household.”

City of Mississauga Service Updates:

Community Centres and Cultural Facilities:

  • All City-owned indoor recreational amenities, fitness centres, courts, pools, and arenas will be closed and associated programming paused as of the end of day on January 4, 2022 until new direction is given by the province (including all registered programs, drop-ins, leagues and memberships).
  • Community Centres, Living Arts Centre and Port Credit Arena will remain open for general building access such as washrooms, access to leased/retail space, warming, and shower access.
  • Daycare and childcare operations in community centres will remain open.
  • Virtual programming will continue.

Meeting and Event Spaces:

  • All indoor meetings and events booked at City facilities will be cancelled unless the venue is used for a religious service, social services, film and television production or health and safety training. These gatherings will be subject to provincial capacity limits.

Libraries:

  • Will operate with curb-side pick up only. Current hours will remain unchanged.

Entertainment and sporting events:

  • All ticketed events at recreational and cultural venues, including the Paramount Fine Foods Centre and the Living Arts Centre. are cancelled and ticket holders will be contacted with further information.
  • The box office at the Living Arts Centre will remain open for refunds only.
  • Theatre rentals are available for rehearsals and recording or broadcasting of a performance only.
  • The City is talking with the Mississauga Steelheads and Raptors905 about whether scheduled games without spectators will continue. More information will be provided when available.

Food Services:

  • All food services operations in City facilities will remain closed.

Museums:

  • Mississauga’s museums will remain closed.

Outdoor Sports and Recreational Fitness:

  • The outdoor skating rinks at Celebration Square and Woodhurst Heights Park as well as community operated outdoor rinks will remain open.
  • Washrooms and outdoor recreational amenities open during the winter will remain open.

For more information regarding City service impacts, please visit mississauga.ca/covid19.

Vaccination Update

Residents are reminded that Peel Public Health (PPH) is offering booster shots as quickly as possible through various clinics across the region. In addition to PPH clinics, many pharmacies and primary care providers are offering vaccinations. To book your first, second or booster shot, please visit the Ontario COVID-19 Vaccination Portal.

In addition, on December 30, 2021 the province provided updated guidance on COVID-19 isolation requirements and testing.

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