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City of Mississauga to Hold Live COVID-19 Tele Town Hall May 5, 2021

Join us for a live Tele Town Hall on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 6 p.m. for updates on COVID-19 as the City remains under the Government of Ontario’s Stay-at-Home-Order.

You can listen and ask questions to an expert group of panelists from the City, Peel Public Health, and public health and safety community partners.

Panelists will include:

  • Mayor Bonnie Crombie, City of Mississauga
  • Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel – Public Health
  • Brian Laundry, Director Strategic Policy and Performance Health Services, Region of Peel

Residents who wish to participate in the Tele Town Hall can do so in one of the following two ways:

  1. Join by Telephone: A random selection of residents will receive a telephone call to participate based on a list provided by an online town hall service. If you don’t receive a call and would like to participate, dial 1-877-229-8493 and enter ID number: 115911 followed by the # key. To ensure you receive a telephone call to participate you can pre-register your telephone number in advance: https://vekeo.com/mississauga/#
  2. Participate Online: To listen to and ask questions at the Tele Town Hall you can join online on Wednesday, May 5, 2021

As many residents as possible are reached out to by a telephone call to participate in the Tele Town Hall in advance, based on a list provided by an online town hall service. The callout is done to make sure as many residents as possible have an opportunity to participate. If you don’t wish to participate, simply hang up or press the number 9 on your keypad.

Mississauga Provincial Offences Court is Rescheduling In-person Screening & Hearing Appointments

The City is asking residents not attend any in-person screening or hearing appointments booked at the Mississauga Provincial Offences Court. Due to the Stay-at-Home Order announced by the Government of Ontario, all in-person screening and hearing appointments (parking, pet, business and mobile licensing matters) scheduled from Monday, April 12 to Friday, April 30, 2021 will be rescheduled.

A new date and time will be sent by email or a mailed letter will be sent to those that need to have their screening and appointments rescheduled (please ensure you check your junk or spam mailbox).

Please ensure that the Court Administration Office has up-to-date information – including current email and home address. To contact the Court Administration Office, email court.admin@mississauga.ca.

New Public Health Measures Implemented Provincewide to Keep Ontarians Safe

Government Reinforcing the Importance of Following Public Health Advice to Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19

In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, and other health experts, the Ontario government has amended order O. Reg 364/20: Rules for Areas in Stage 3 under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020, to tighten public health measures in response to the recent rise in cases of COVID-19.

Over the past five weeks, Ontario has experienced an increase in the rate of new COVID-19 cases. Private social gatherings continue to be a significant source of transmission in many local communities, along with outbreak clusters in restaurants, bars, and other food and drink establishments, including strip clubs, with most cases in the 20-39 age group. To ensure the continued health and safety of Ontarians, reduce the risk of transmission, and limit future outbreaks of COVID-19, the amended order will apply province-wide effective 12:01 a.m. on Saturday September 26 and will:

  • Apply additional measures and restrictions to restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments (including nightclubs) by prohibiting the sale of alcohol after 11 p.m., and prohibiting the consumption of alcohol on the premises after 12:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. (including employees), and requiring establishments to close by 12:00 a.m. and remain closed until 5:00 a.m. except for takeout or delivery;
  • Close all strip clubs across the province; and
  • Require businesses or organizations to comply with any advice, recommendations, and instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health on screening for COVID-19.

“Last week our government took immediate action to respond to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, by setting new limits for certain social gatherings and organized public events across Ontario. As the number of cases have continued to rise, it is evident that despite the tremendous efforts of Ontarians further action is required to prevent the spread of the virus. On the advice of Ontario’s public health officials, we are moving forward with these measures to help keep Ontarians safe by limiting the potential for exposure in locations where the current risk of transmission is higher, and to avoid future lockdowns. Protecting the health and wellbeing of Ontarians will always remain our top priority.”

Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health
Lower Limits for Unmonitored and Private Social Gatherings in Ottawa, Peel and Toronto Regions (September 17, 2020)

In addition, the province will work with the municipal sector and other partners to encourage increased enforcement of existing businesses, facilities, workplaces, etc. to comply with all public health and workplace safety measures and restrictions in the Stage 3 regulation. The Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts continue to closely monitor the evolving situation to advise if public health measures need to be further tightened.

COVID-19 Response: Reduction in Social Gathering Limits to 10 Indoors and 25 Outdoors

The City of Mississauga will be enforcing the reduction in social gathering limits to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors as announced by the Government of Ontario, in effect as of today. The amended provincial orders under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 include:

  • Functions
  • Parties
  • Dinners
  • Gatherings
  • BBQs
  • wedding receptions held in private residences
  • backyards
  • social gatherings in parks.

The new limits will not apply to events or gatherings held at facilities operated by businesses and organizations, such as:

  • Bars/restaurants
  • Cinemas
  • Convention centres or banquet halls
  • Gyms, and recreational sporting or performing art venues.

Existing rules, including public health and workplace safety measures, for these businesses and facilities continue to be in effect.

The City of Mississauga is continuing to review the impacts on services and programs and will be sharing updates through City channels.

“We are prepared and ready to enforce the province’s new limits on social gatherings and thank residents and businesses for continuing to work with us to reduce the severity of a second wave this fall,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Addressing the unique challenges Peel Region faces is the right thing to do. Exposure through social interactions and large social gatherings continues to be the driver with 80 per cent of all new cases in Peel being acquired in community or household settings. When interacting outside of your bubble of 10, it’s important to remember that the Core 4 still applies – stay apart, lather up, mask up and get tested. While I do not want to see Mississauga regress, it’s important that we work together across the Region to keep cases down, reduce the spread and keep Mississauga healthy and safe.”

A new offence for hosting or organizing a gathering that exceeds social gathering limits will come with a minimum fine of $10,000 and anyone attending the event may be fined a minimum of $750.

City Enforcement Measures

  • City By-law Enforcement and Security Officers will be enforcing the amended provincial orders under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020, in partnership with Peel Regional Police
  • Residents can call 3-1-1 to report non-compliance

Visit COVID-19 for the latest updates on the City’s response and service impacts

Peel takes first step toward mandatory non-medical masks

Brampton, ON (June 30, 2020) – Today, Peel’s Medical Officer of Health and Mayors of Brampton, Mississauga and the Town of Caledon announced plans to explore measures, such as a temporary by-law, that would require residents to wear a non-medical mask inside public spaces to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

“Peel Public Health already strongly supports the use of non-medical masks where distancing is not possible and on transit. A time-limited, broader bylaw mandating when and where non-medical masks must be used further strengthens these recommendations and protects Peel residents. Together with the other Core Four behaviours of physical distancing, handwashing, getting tested and staying home if sick, more consistent use of non-medical masks by all residents in public spaces will help drive down cases and bring this first wave to a close in our community.”

Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel

Peel and its area municipalities in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga join several other municipalities across Ontario weighing the issue of mandatory non-medical masks. They will continue to work together to develop the best approach to regulate masks in enclosed public areas across the region. Measures will be considered at upcoming Council meetings in July

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