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Covid-19

Council Outcomes January 20, 2021: COVID-19 Response, Paid Sick Leave for Workers, A Green and Inclusive Economic Recovery and Small Business Safe Reopening

By Covid-19, Events, Issues, Resources, Ward 1

January 20, 2021

At today’s Council meeting, Mississauga City Council discussed efforts in response to the impacts of COVID-19 and approved motions regarding a green and inclusive economic recovery, paid sick leave for workers and small business safe reopening. Community Services staff presented an update on the Burnhamthorpe Community Centre Renovation Project. Read More

Peel’s Community Mass Vaccination Plan is underway

By Covid-19, Events, Issues, Resources

Taking a partnership approach to deliver vaccinations safely, widely and quickly to as many residents as possible who can and want to be vaccinated.

The Region of Peel, together with health system and community partners, is ramping up its preparation for a mass roll-out of COVID-19 vaccinations in Peel. A framework for the Peel’s Community Mass Vaccination Plan, presented at Regional Council today, provides high-level details on how the vaccine will be administered to Peel residents in the coming months. Read More

2021 Property Tax Deferral Program Available for Eligible Mississauga Property Owners

By Covid-19, Events, Issues

January 13, 2021

Today, General Committee discussed the 2021 Property Tax Deferral program as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The application-based program will allow eligible residential and business property owners to apply to defer their property tax payments in 2021. As of January 1, 2021, all regular property tax billings, collections, application fees and charges have resumed to the normal schedule, including late payment charges. If eligible resident or business property owners need more time to pay their property taxes, they can apply to the deferral program to have their payments deferred to December 15, 2021. Read More

COVID-19 Response – As Second Provincial Emergency Declared, Mississauga Council Advocates for Sick Pay For Low Income Workers

By Covid-19, Events, Issues

January 13, 2021

This week, the Government of Ontario declared a second Provincial Emergency and will be issuing a stay-at-home order and enhanced public health and workplace safety measures for all of Ontario.  The combination of measures will come into effect between Tuesday, January 12 and Thursday, January 14, 2021. Read More

Virtual Press Conference: Mississauga’s COVID-19 Update for January 6, 2021

By Covid-19, Events, Issues

January 4, 2021

On Wednesday, January 6 at 4 p.m., media are invited to virtually attend Mayor Bonnie Crombie’s weekly press conference focused on the City of Mississauga’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Details

What:
Latest updates and announcements on the City’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Mississauga.

When:
Wednesday, January 6 at 4 p.m.

Who:
Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie

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

Sam Rogers, Director of Enforcement, City of Mississauga

Where:
Online – the virtual press conference will be streamed on the City’s website at https://web.mississauga.ca/council/council-activities/council-and-committee-videos/press-conferences-and-events/

Media: All media must RSVP to Catherine Monast, catherine.monast@mississauga.ca, by noon on January 6 if they would like to participate and ask questions. Confirmed media will be provided with a WebEx meeting request and log-in details in order to join the conference.

For more information about the City’s COVID-19 response and service impacts, visit: mississauga.ca/covid.

Outdoor winter activities during Lockdown

By Covid-19, Events

Exercise and focusing on mental health remains a priority, even while Lockdown measures are in place.

As part of the Government of Ontario’s Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework, Mississauga residents are reminded to limit close contact to their households only until restrictions have been lifted.

Check out some of these outdoor activities and amenities that you can enjoy safely in Mississauga.

Go for a wintery walk along one of Mississauga’s trails

The majority of the City’s trails receive regular winter maintenance and can be safely used and explored by outdoor enthusiasts. However, trails that do not receive winter maintenance are still used in the snowy months by residents who enjoy activities including snowshoeing and deep-snow hiking. This year, the City will be adding additional woodchips to the woodlot trails to help with traction. The trails will also be marked for winter use.

Take advantage of the City’s available park amenities

The below park amenities will be open this year for use by the community. Visit the City’s interactive map to search for a park by location or filter parks for specific features, including those listed below:

  • Leash-free zones
  • Toboggan hills
  • Boxed soccer (pitches will be left unlocked for community use)
  • Outdoor sport courts
  • Playgrounds
  • Picnic shelters
  • Outdoor fitness equipment
  • Secondary sports fields
  • Artificial fields (will be left unlocked for community use)

Park washrooms designed for year-round use will remain open this season with enhanced cleaning practices. Portable washrooms will also be placed later this month in high-demand locations and key trail areas. The washrooms will be winterized and accessible and will be located in areas that receive winter maintenance. See the list of public washrooms and portable washrooms here.

As close contact increases the highest risk of COVID-19 transmission, it is crucial that residents

observe outdoor etiquette to help keep everyone safe. This includes keeping their distance from others and passing safely while using the same trails and pathways. Also, even when outdoors, wear a face covering if physical distancing cannot be maintained.

For information on health and safety recommendations during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit  mississauga.ca/covid or peelregion.ca/coronavirus.

Government of Ontario Announces Provincewide Shutdown In Effect in Peel until January 23, 2021

By Covid-19, Events, Issues

The Government of Ontario announced a Provincewide shutdown to take effect on December 26, 2020 and remain in effect in Southern Ontario, including the Region of Peel until January 23, 2021. Prior to December 26, Mississauga remains in the Grey-Lockdown Level of the current COVID-19 Response Framework which will be paused when the Provincewide shutdown comes into effect.

In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, the Provincewide shutdown comes as COVID-19 cases continue to rise at an alarming rate. Additional restrictions will be put into place and reinforce that Ontarians should stay at home as much as possible to minimize transmission of the virus and prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed.

Mississauga as part of the Region of Peel, has been in Lockdown since November 23, 2020. Read More

Mississauga Allocated $20.968 Million from Federal-Provincial Safe Restart Agreement

By Covid-19, Events, Issues, Resources

December 17, 2020

This week, the Government of Ontario announced Phase 2 of Municipal Operating funding as part of the Safe Restart Agreement between the federal government and the provinces and territories. The City of Mississauga is receiving $20.968 million in 2021 as part of the second round of funding through the municipal relief stream. This funding will offset the 2020 deficit, and the remainder will be used to offset anticipated 2021 pressures. This investment builds upon the first phase of the federal-provincial Safe Restart Agreement announced this summer and will help municipal partners deliver critical services during COVID-19. Read More