• City of Mississauga COVID-19 Response: Enhanced Measures to Protect our Community

    COVID-19 | April 1, 2020

    At its April 1, 2020 Council meeting,  Mississauga City Council took further actions in response to COVID-19 to further improve safety and help mitigate impacts on residents and businesses.
    “Council and staff continue to monitor this pandemic as it unfolds and take action to provide relief for both residents and businesses,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Today, we announced additional relief measures which includes 3 month rent deferral for tenants in our City facilities. We are also stepping up enforcement of physical distancing in our parks and public spaces, by issuing fines of $750 or more. We encourage people to stay home as much as possible and stay apart. We will only get through this if we all work together.”
    Rent Deferral for City Facility Tenants
    ·          The City of Mississauga is landlord to 42 tenants in its buildings
    ·          Today Council approved  offering deferral of rent payments for tenants in City owned buildings for three months (April – June) until (July-Sept)
    ·          This will allow short term cash flow until it becomes clear what relief the Federal and Provincial governments are offering
    ·          Council asked landlords to work with their tenants (residential and non- residential) to provide relief where feasible and necessary to allow for short term cash flow relief
    Parking Lots for City Parks Closed Until further Notice
    ·          Parking lots will be closed to vehicles 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.
    City Facility Closures and Program Cancellations
    All City facilities and public counters remain closed until further notice including but not limited to:
    ·          City Hall
    ·          Community centres
    ·          Libraries
    ·          Recreation facilities
    ·          Playgrounds
    ·          Soccer pitches
    ·          Basketball courts
    ·          Off-Leash parks
    COVID-19 Information
    To learn about the latest updates on actions taken by the City of Mississauga visit mississauga.ca/coronavirus or follow @CityMississauga on Twitter.
    For health information, please visit peelregion.ca/coronavirus
  • Councillor Stephen Dasko’s u-tube message to the Residents of Ward 1’s community

  • Region of Peel Services Information

    The Region is continuing to promote clear and useful information so that during this crisis, residents can find the supports they need. As you know, these always important services now have a very direct impact on Peel’s collective efforts to protect our community.

    Services Available to Residents in Need

    The Region’s website now has a dedicated social supports page, covering seniors, caregivers, income support, food, child care, housing and community response.  In addition, the Region is also promoting the federal 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 at: http://peelregion.ca/community-investments/. 

    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.

  • Region of Peel Additional Services – Information

    March 31, 220

    The Region is continuing to promote clear and useful information so that during this crisis, residents can find the supports they need. As you know, these always important services now have a very direct impact on Peel’s collective efforts to protect our community.

    Services Available to Residents in Need

    The Region’s website now has a dedicated social supports page, covering seniors, caregivers, income support, food, child care, housing and community response.  In addition, the Region is also promoting the federal 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 at: http://peelregion.ca/community-investments/. 

    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.

  • Ontario Extends Emergency Declaration to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

    March 30, 2020

    All Outdoor Recreational Amenities across Province Now Closed

    TORONTO — In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people home, the Government of Ontario has extended the Declaration of Emergency and associated emergency measures, including the closure of non-essential workplaces and restrictions on social gatherings. In addition, Ontario is issuing a new emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to close all outdoor recreational amenities, such as sports fields and playgrounds, effective immediately. These actions are based on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

    “I made a commitment to be open and upfront about what we need to do as a province to beat this virus,” said Premier Ford. “Based on the best medical advice available, we are taking further steps today to protect the health and safety of all Ontarians by closing outdoor recreational amenities, like sports fields and playgrounds, and extending our emergency orders to save lives. We all need to work together and do our part to stop COVID-19 by staying home, practising physical distancing, and avoiding social gatherings.”

    This new order would close all communal or shared, public or private, outdoor recreational amenities everywhere in Ontario, including but not limited to playgrounds, sports fields, basketball and tennis courts, off-leash dog parks, beaches, skateboard and BMX parks, picnic areas, outdoor community gardens, park shelters, outdoor exercise equipment, condo parks and gardens, and other outdoor recreational amenities. Green spaces in parks, trails, ravines and conservation areas that aren’t otherwise closed would remain open for walkthrough access, but individuals must maintain the safe physical distance of at least two metres apart from others. Ontario’s provincial parks and conservation reserves remain closed.

    “We are acting on the best advice of our Chief Medical Officer of Health and other leading public health officials across the province” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “We will continue to take decisive action to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect Ontarians’ health and wellbeing.”

    “The health and well-being of Ontarians is a top priority of our government as we navigate through the COVID-19 health crisis. I know our municipal partners are already taking action locally to protect their residents,” said Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “This order makes the rules around closing shared outdoor recreational amenities consistent across the province.”

    To ensure the province is able to continue its extensive efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, Ontario will also extend the March 17, 2020 declaration of emergency and subsequent emergency orders, regulations and amendments issued under s.7.0.1 and 7.0.2(4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.

    The following declaration and orders have been extended and will be in effect until April 13, 2020:

     

    QUICK FACTS

    • Ontarians should stay home except for essential reasons, and to limit the number of these essential trips. Essential reasons include accessing health care services and medication, grocery shopping, walking pets when required and supporting vulnerable community members to meet the above needs. It is strongly recommended that people over 70 years old or who have compromised immune systems and/or underlying medical conditions self-isolate and get help with essential errands.
    • Ontarians must strictly practice physical distancing to reduce their exposure to other people and keep at least two metres away from people outside of their household.
    • On March 25, 2020, the federal government announced an Emergency Order under the Quarantine Act that requires any person entering Canada by air, sea or land to self-isolate for 14 days whether or not they have symptoms of COVID-19. They must not go to work, grocery stores or on walks. They should monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days and contact their primary care providers or Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000) if they experience symptoms.
    • Take everyday steps to reduce exposure to COVID-19 and protect your health : wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer; sneeze and cough into your sleeve; avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth; avoid contact with people who are sick; stay home if you are sick.

     

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

    • Visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.
    • For public inquiries, call ServiceOntario, INFOline at 1-866-532-3161 (toll-free in Ontario only).
  • COVID-19 Questions and Answers

    Businesses with questions:

    The Province of Ontario has ordered the mandatory closure of all non-essential workplaces effective Tuesday, March 24 at 11:59 p.m. This closure will be in effect for 14 days with possible extension as the situation evolves. Businesses who have questions about closures of at-risk workplaces or how emergency measures impact their business or employment can call the Province of Ontario’s Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659 or visit the Stop the Spread webpage.

     

    Businesses not adhering to by-laws:

    The Province of Ontario has ordered the mandatory closure of all non-essential workplaces effective Tuesday, March 24 at 11:59 p.m. Peel Regional Police will assist in enforcing this legislation. If residents in our region wish to report a non-compliant business, we would ask the community to report via their non-emergency line at 905-453-3311.

     

    What is the City doing to help businesses:

    The City will be deferring the April, May and June interim property tax due dates for 90 days for residential and commercial property. The City’s Economic Development Office (EDO) has a list of resources, including employee and financial support available to Mississauga businesses. Further, businesses in Peel and across Ontario can get information on how emergency measures during COVID-19 impact them by calling 1-888-444-3659. For more information, visit mississauga.ca/coronavirus.

     

    What is the City doing to help residents:             

    The City will be deferring the April, May and June interim property tax due dates and deferring stormwater charge due dates for 90 days. In addition, the City has implementing free transit and rear-only boarding for added safety. Finally, the City has suspended enforcement of on-street parking limits and overnight parking restrictions.

     

    Complaints of residents using park equipment and congregating in parks:

    City parks and trails are open for public use; however, people out getting fresh air are being reminded and advised of the need and importance to practice physical distancing. That means remaining approximately 2 metres (6 feet) apart. The City has closed facilities within parks such as playgrounds, sports courts, leash-free zones, picnic shelters, skateboard parks etc. We are working extremely hard to get this message out to parents, families and all residents. Signs have been installed in these areas and facilities have been locked where possible. We are asking for their safety, and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, that they abide by these closures. The City will do what we can to ensure residents comply with these closures through our Security and Parks teams, but with reduced staffing levels and over 500 parks, it is difficult to be everywhere at once. We are really asking and relying on residents to listen to what the City is asking, what the Province is asking and what the Federal Government is asking them to do.

     

    Mississauga Transit:

    Transit remains an essential service in Mississauga. City Centre Transit Terminal will remain open to the public and the information booth will remain open, and relocate inside the terminal at the fares booth. The fares booth will close on Monday, March 23 until further notice. Our Call Centre remains open to support our on-street operations and passengers. For more information regarding bus operations and service updates, please visit miway.ca/coronavirus.

     

    Building Permits:

    The City will continue to deliver essential services including Building Permits/Inspections. For more information on the City’s essential services, visit mississauga.ca/coronavirus.

     

    Public Meetings:

    Please be advised that all public meetings have been cancelled. Meetings will be rescheduled at a future date and you will be notified. For more information, please visit mississauga.ca/coronavirus.

     

    Seniors who do not use internet, what are key numbers:

    Peel Public Health – 905-799-7700

    Tele Health Ontario – 1-866-797-0000

    Public Health Ontario – 416-235-6556

    Government of Canada – 1-833-784-4397

    Mississauga Customer Service – 3-1-1 – Outside City Limits – 905-615-4311

     

    Residents worried about newspaper, mail and touching delivered items:

    It is not yet known how long the virus causing COVID-19 lives on surfaces, however, early evidence suggests it can live on objects and surfaces from a few hours to days. The risk of spread from products shipped over a period of days or weeks at room temperature is very low. There is no known risk of coronaviruses entering Canada on parcels or packages. As a precaution, wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. For more information: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/prevention-risks.html?topic=tilelink

     

    Contact information for stuff handled by other levels of government:

    Service Ontario – 1-800-206-7218

    Employment Insurance  – 1-800-206-7218 **You should apply for Employment Insurance and Pensions online. You must submit Social Insurance Number requests by mail.

    Provincial Government – Elected Officials:

     

    MPPs Provincial Riding Constituency Address
    Deepak Anand Mississauga – Malton 7045 Edwards Boulevard, Suite 302
    Mississauga ON L5S 1X2

    Phone: 905-696-0367

    Rudy Cuzzetto Mississauga – Lakeshore 120 Lakeshore Road West, Unit 1 & 2
    Mississauga ON L5H 1E8

    Phone: 905-274-8228

    Natalia Kusendova Mississauga – Centre Main Legislative Building, Queen’s Park, Room 429,
    Toronto, ON M7A 1A8

    Phone: 416-326-7102

    Kaleed Rasheed Mississauga East – Cooksville 1420 Burnhamthorpe Road East, Unit 315
    Mississauga ON M7A 1A8

    Phone: 905-238-1751

    Sheref Sabawy Mississauga – Erin Mills Legislative Building, Queen’s Park Room N407,
    Toronto, ON M7A 1A8

    Phone: 416-326-7253

    Nina Tangri Mississauga – Streetsville 154 Queen Street South, Unit 110
    Mississauga ON L5M 2P4

    Phone: 905-569-1643

     

     

    Canadian Government – Elected Officials:

     

    MPs Federal Riding Constituency Address
    Omar Alghabra Mississauga Centre 151 City Centre Dr., Suite 400
    Mississauga, Ontario L5B 1M7

    Phone: 905-848-8595
    Fax: 905-848-2712

    Navdeep Bains Mississauga – Malton 6660 Kennedy Rd., Unit 210
    Mississauga, Ontario L5T 2M9

    Phone: 905-564-0228
    Fax: 905-564-1147

    Peter Fonseca Mississauga East – Cooksville 918 Dundas St., E., Suite 303
    Mississauga, Ontario L4Y 4H9

    Phone: 905-566-0009
    Fax: 905-566-0017

    Iqra Khalid Mississauga – Erin Mills 3100 Ridgeway Drive (Main Office) Suite 35
    Mississauga, Ontario L5L 5M5

    Phone: 905-820-8814
    Fax: 905-820-4068

    Gagan Sikand Mississauga – Streetsville 100 Kennedy Road S (Main Office),
    Brampton, ON L6W 3E7

    Phone: 905-790-9211
    Fax: 905-790-9507

    Sven Spengemann Mississauga – Lakeshore 1077 North Service Road (Main Office), Suite 30,
    Mississauga, ON L4Y 1A6

    Phone: 905-273-8033
    Fax: 905-273-5040

  • COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool

    COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool: http://www.peelregion.ca/coronavirus/testing/

    Telehealth Ontario Phone Number: Toll-free:1-866-797-0000, Toll-free TTY:1-866-797-0007

     Assessment Centres in Peel:

    Brampton

    William Osler Assessment Centre at Peel Memorial
    20 Lynch Street
    Brampton, ON L6W 2Z8

    Learn who can get tested at the Peel Memorial assessment centre.

    Caledon

    Headwaters Health Care Centre
    (Hard-sided tent located at the top parking lot)
    140 Rolling Hills Drive
    Orangeville, ON L9W 4X8

    Learn who can get tested at the Headwaters Health Care Centre.

    Mississauga

    Trillium Health Partners Assessment Centres:

    Mississauga Hospital
    Clinical Administrative Building
    15 Bronte College Court
    Mississauga, ON J4Y 0K7

    Credit Valley Hospital
    Valley House
    2200 Erin Mills Parkway
    Mississauga, ON L5M 7S4

    Learn who can get tested at the Trillium Health Partners assessment centres.

    Questions about getting tested for COVID-19:

    Call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700, Caledon 905-584-2216.

    Guidance for workplaces, and other businesses related to COVID-19: http://www.peelregion.ca/coronavirus/business/

    Province of Ontario’s Stop the Spread Business Information Line: 1-888-444-3659

    Email address for Community Partners who would like to link with the Regional Community Response table for supports: covid19commresponse@peelregon.ca

    Thank you,

    Stephen

     

     

     

  • COVID-19 City of Mississauga — Economic Development Business Information

    March 30, 2020

    In this issue we are featuring our new Covid-19 business web page that includes a Relief Portal, a self-selection tool that helps identify relief packages and incentives that best apply to a business need and links to the government source of support. This site includes the Federal Governments announcement today and continues to be monitored by our team and updated on a daily basis.

    Bonnie Brown

    Director, Economic Development

    T 905-615-3200 ext. 5014 | M 437-996-6458

    bonnie.brown@mississauga.ca

  • COVID-19 on Construction Sites

    Ontario Stepping Up Measures to Limit the Spread of COVID-19 on Construction Sites

     

    Statement

    Ontario Stepping Up Measures to Limit the Spread of COVID-19 on Construction Sites

    March 29, 2020

    TORONTO — Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, issued the following statement today regarding health and safety on construction sites:

    “The health and safety of construction workers is a top priority for our government. With the COVID-19 situation changing day by day, we are working to ensure that workers have the tools they need to help keep job sites safe. We must do everything possible to fight the spread of this disease.

    Today, Ontario’s Chief Prevention Officer announced updated guidance to help employers better understand their responsibilities and what is needed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on the job site.

    The update follows an initial guidance document circulated on March 20, 2020, and addresses sector topics including:

    • providing better on-site sanitation, including a focus on high-touch areas like site trailers, door handles and hoists
    • communicating roles, responsibilities, and health & safety policies, by, for example, posting site sanitization schedules and work schedules
    • enabling greater distances between workers by staggering shifts, restricting site numbers and limiting elevator usage
    • protecting public health, by tracking and monitoring workers

    Under Ontario law, employers must take every reasonable precaution to keep workers safe. Workers have the right to refuse unsafe work. If health and safety concerns are not resolved internally, a worker can seek enforcement by filing a complaint with the ministry’s Health and Safety Contact Centre at 1-877-202-0008.

    Ministry inspectors are inspecting job sites today and every day. Employers and constructors should know: failure to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations could result in a stop work order.

    Keeping job sites open during the current pandemic requires a heightened focus on health and safety.

    We all have a role to play in preventing the spread of COVID-19.”

     

     

     

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  • March 29, 2020 COVID-19 Cases

    Good morning,

    On behalf of Dr. Lawrence Loh, please see the March 30th case counts for Peel Region:

     

    Confirmed Cases in Canada (As of March 29 @ 6:00 p.m.)

    Canada                               6,258 (63 deaths)

    Ontario                               1,355 (19 deaths)

    Peel                                        216 (As of March 30 @ 10 a.m.)

     

    Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Reported in Peel (As of March 30 @ 10 a.m.)
    Cases by age group
    Less than 18 years 5
    18-34 59
    35-64 115
    65 and older 37
    Total 216
    Cases by city or town
    Brampton 73
    Caledon 12
    Mississauga 125
    Pending further information 6
    Total 216

    Thank you,

     

     

    Office of the Regional Clerk

    Region of Peel

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