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  • Premier’s update Mar 24 2020

    The Province has provided a list of businesses that are allowed to stay open on there website. Included in the list is construction. Considered essential as they provide shelter. Inspectors will be at large sites and have the authority to shut them down if they are not looking after the health safety of their workers

    Electricity Rates

    Electricity will be charged at the off peak rate off 10.1 cents per KWT/hr. for residents and small businesses. No disconnections will occur for electricity or gas during the outbreak

  • Prime Minister’s update March 24 2020

    The Government of Canada will consider putting stronger measures in place if people do not stay home and follow self isolation guidelines during COVID-19

     

     

  • City of Mississauga Declares a State of Emergency

    COVID-19 | March 23, 2020

    Mayor Bonnie Crombie has declared a State of Emergency in the City of Mississauga in consultation with Mississauga City Council and the Office of Emergency Management. The declaration supports the Province of Ontario’s and Region of Peel’s efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19.

    Declaring an emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act provides the City of Mississauga with options to protect the health and safety of individuals and families living in Mississauga.

    “Declaring an emergency will help us act quickly to manage the impacts of COVID-19 on our residents and business during this evolving situation,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “The health and well-being of our residents and employees is our priority. We are looking at the long-term impacts of this pandemic. Declaring an emergency along with the Region of Peel and the Province of Ontario will give us the flexibility we need as a municipality to manage the situation. We must be ready to act when needed and we must send a signal to all residents that this is an unprecedented situation that they must take seriously.”

    An “Emergency” is a situation or an impending situation that constitutes a danger of major proportions that could result in serious harm to persons or substantial damage to property and that is caused by the forces of nature, a disease or other health risk, an accident or an act whether intentional or otherwise. (Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990,c.E.9)

    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/coronovirus

    Mayor Bonnie Crombie Signs Emergency Declaration

  • City of Mississauga Closes Playgrounds, Courts and Leash-free Zones

    City Services | March 23, 2020

    Effective today, all facilities within the City’s 500+ parks are closed to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 including:

    • Playgrounds
    • Outdoor Fitness Equipment
    • Sport Courts
    • Leash-free Zones
    • Picnic Shelters
    • Skateboard Parks

    “In an effort to reduce the further spread of this virus and encourage physical distancing, we have made the decision to close all facilities within parks such as playgrounds, sport pads, leash-free areas, and courts,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie.  “I have seen and heard far too many instances of people socializing with friends and families at playgrounds and in our parks and not maintaining safe distances of 2 metres or more. Enough is enough. This week is absolutely critical in our efforts to contain the virus and flatten the curve in Mississauga. These additional measures are necessary and will help reduce the risk of transmission to those most vulnerable in our community.”

    Signage at all City parks indicating these closures will be installed by the end of the week.

    These closures are aligned with Peel Public Health’s strong direction to residents to practice social distancing and avoid gatherings in public settings.

    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 ill.
    • Practice social distancing: reduce physical contact with others (of at least 2 metres apart) to break the pathways COVID-19 uses to move between people, such as shaking hands and direct contact.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose as much as possible.
    • Avoid contact with people who are ill and their items.
    • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands. Wash hands after coughing and sneezing.
    • Maintain a healthy lifestyle, including a healthy diet, exercise and enough sleep, to enhance your body’s immune system.
    • Get a flu shot. You are more likely to contract influenza than COVID-19 and being sick lowers your immunity to other germs.

    To learn about the latest updates on actions taken by the City of Mississauga visit mississauga.ca/coronavirus.

    For further COVID-19 information, please visit Region of Peel Public Health.

    Please continue to follow our updates on Twitter through @CityMississauga and through our website mississauga.ca.

  • Update from Premier March 23, 2020

    All non-essential businesses must close for 14 days starting midnight tomorrow.

    Kids will not be returning to school on Apr 6th

    Urges all people to stay at home that can

  • update from Prime Minister March 23, 2020

    The Prime Minister re-enforced the need for social distancing. Maintain 2 meters (6 feet) from others to reduce the spread of the virus.

    Federal Government will be doing add campaigns to encourage social distancing

    Canada will not participate in this years Olympics

    House is to sit tomorrow to pass necessary legislation

    $5 billion in funding to farmers and producers to keep food growing

    Working to bring Canadians stranded abroad home. Encouraged those abroad to register with the Government so they can be kept up to date

    Investing in research for vaccine and treatment.

    Asking for Universities, Polytechnics to donate masks and ventilators

    More information on what the Federal Government is doing can be found on their website

    https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

    We would like to remind everyone the importance of maintaining social distancing. The virus can linger on surfaces, and that includes Playground Equipment

     

     

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  • Premier Food asking businesses for help producing medical supplies

    Premier has made a call to businesses that can help produce medical equipment. Funds available for retooling.

    Their website is Ontario together

    How your business or organization can help fight Coronavirus

    We welcome help from businesses and organizations who can supply emergency products and innovative solutions to support our response to COVID-19.

    If you need help making an online submission, call 1-888-777-0554

    We need supplies

    If your business or organization can provide medical products such as ventilators, swabs, masks and eye protection:

    Tell us what you have

    The Government of Canada also needs products and services

    Find out what they need


    We need your innovation

    If your business or organization can help communities withstand the pandemic and you have a solution for:

    • virtual mental health services for people who are vulnerable or living in remote communities
    • supply chain resiliency monitoring
    • financial planning and advising for small businesses that can be delivered online at low-cost including advice about relief programs and how to apply

    Tell us your solution


    We need your ideas

    If your business or organization has ideas, other products or services that could help Ontarians:

    Tell us your idea

  • COVID-19 Update

     

    Good afternoon,

    We are in challenging and quickly changing times with regards to the Corona Virus (COVID-19) and its impact on our lives.  So far it has taught us just how our lives can be altered so quickly.

    The COVID-19 issue is changing daily. As of today March 20th this is the latest information I would like to share with you.

    Please do not hesitate to contact me: Stephen.dasko@mississauga.ca or 905-896-5100

    Stephen

     

    FEDERAL

     

    • CDA/US Border closed (except trade & essential travel); Supply chains will not be affected
    • The Federal Government has proposed $82B financial aid package
    • Emergency Care Benefit – available to those not able to work, isolated, caregivers
    • Enhanced GST credit ($400 pp & $600/couple)
    • Child Benefit $300 top up
    • Seniors – temporarily reducing minimum Retirement Income Fund (RIF) withdrawal requirement by 25%. Old Age Security (OAS) and GIS payments not at risk
    • $200m for shelters
    • Small Business Subsidy – Up to 10% wage subsidy over 3 months
    • Banks will work with individuals and businesses on a case by case basis to assist – up to 6 months relief on mortgage and other credit products
    • Tax filing deadline: June 1, 2020, interest free until August 2020

     

    PROVINCIAL

     

    • Premier declares State of Emergency
    • First phase of COVID funding – $304 M $100 M for increased capacity in hospitals to assist with critical care beds
    • $50 M for more testing and screening
    • $50 M to further protect frontline workers, first responders and patients
    • $25 M to support frontline workers
    • $50 M for long-term care homes
    • $20 M for residential facilities in developmental services, gender-based services and protective care for children and youth to support
    • $5 M to protect seniors in retirement homes
    • $4 M for Indigenous communities

     

     

    REGION OF PEEL

    • Water and wastewater treatment processes remain unchanged. Peel will ensure customers have access to clean safe water. Reminder to residents “DO NOT FULSH WIPES OR PAPER TOWELS”
    • Transhelp – passengers should only travel for dialysis, work, groceries, pharmacy & medical appointments. Vehicles are being cleaned daily
    • Garbage, Recycling and Organics – There is No change to weekly pick-up. Recycling centres are closed
    • Child care centres are closed
    • Long Term Care facilities are no longer allowing visitors, exempt for those with loved ones who are seriously ill or end-of-life care
    • Further Information for the Region of Peel can be found at: peelregion.ca/coronavirus/affected-services.asp#cs

    CITY OF MISSISSAUGA

    • City Hall: All City Facilities and programing are closed

    Mississauga Council Defers Property Tax Due Dates by 90 Days

    • City of Mississauga Council decided to defer the April, May and June interim property tax due dates by 90 days to help ease the economic impact of COVID-19. This deferral until later in the year is to help provide relief over the next few months.
    • All property taxes need to be paid before the end of the year.
    • The April payment will not be due until July; the May payment will be due in August; the June payment will be due in September. The deferral applies to residential and commercial properties. The city’s positive liquidity position allows it to manage this 90 day deferral. There will be no impact on city services from this deferral.
    • For anyone who has provided post-dated cheques for April, May and June – they will not be cashed in April, May and June. Each payment will be deferred for 90 days and will be cashed instead in July, August and September.
    • Preauthorized tax payment due dates have also been deferred by 90 days. There  will be no payments withdrawn from taxpayers’ bank accounts in April, May and June. Payment withdrawals will resume from July to September.
    • FAQs are being developed and will be communicated to taxpayers. For more information: COVID-19 Pandemic – Property Tax Assistance

    Transit

    • MiWay – Free Transit until Social Distancing is lifted by Region of Peel

    Effective Saturday, March 21:

    • Customers with accessibility needs requiring the use of the ramp may continue to use the front doors.
    • No fare payment will be required.
    • Monthly PRESTO pass holders will be notified of the status of their March and April pass in the coming weeks.
    • Customers will board from the rear doors only.

    Suspension of Parking Offences

    • With the changing needs of our city, particularly for those who are working from home, caring for others, or trying to ensure the flow of goods and services; effective immediately we are suspending parking enforcement for:
    • On-street time limit offences; such as five (5) and fifteen (15) hour parking
    • Overnight 2 a.m. – 6 a.m. parking restrictions
    • The above parking offences may be enforced in exceptional circumstances where a significant traffic safety and/or community concern exists to ensure the safe and orderly movement of vehicles in the city.
    • All other parking offences will continue to be enforced to maintain public safety. This includes: fire routes and accessible parking, no stopping, prohibited parking areas, as well as pay and display/metered areas where payment is required. This will ensure an adequate level of street parking, traffic flow and to maintain traffic and pedestrian safety.

    To learn about the latest updates on actions taken by the City of Mississauga visit mississauga.ca/coronavirus or follow @CityMississauga on Twitter

    Also, sign up for my e-newsletter at stephen.dasko.ca for us to provide updates

    For health information, please visit peelregion.ca/coronavirus

  • City of Mississauga COVID-19 Response: Special Emergency Council Meeting Outcomes

    March 20, 2020

    Property Tax Due Dates Deferred 90 Days, Free Transit, Suspension of Parking Offences

    At the March 19 Special Emergency Council meeting, Mississauga City Council made decisions in response to COVID-19 to help mitigate impacts on residents and businesses.

    “We have heard from residents and businesses that they are worried and need relief. That’s why we took action yesterday to help them during this unprecedented and difficult time by deferring property tax due dates by 90 days, offering free transit and suspending some parking offences,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “These steps will provide relief and assistance to our community. We will continue to assess the situation in the coming days and weeks to ensure we are doing what we can to help.”

    Mississauga Council Defers Property Tax Due Dates by 90 Days

    City of Mississauga Council decided to defer the April, May and June interim property tax due dates by 90 days to help ease the economic impact of COVID-19. This deferral until later in the year is to help provide relief over the next few months.

    All property taxes need to be paid  before the end of the year.

    The April payment will not be due until July; the May payment will be due in August; the June payment will be due in September. The deferral applies to residential and commercial properties. The city’s positive liquidity position allows it to manage this 90 day deferral. There will be no impact on city services from this deferral.

    For anyone who has provided post-dated cheques for April, May and June – they will not be cashed in April, May and June. Each payment will be deferred for 90 days and will be cashed instead in July, August and September.

    Preauthorized tax payment due dates have also been deferred by 90 days. There  will be no payments withdrawn from taxpayers’ bank accounts in April, May and June. Payment withdrawals will resume from July to September.

    FAQs are being developed and will be communicated to taxpayers. For more information: COVID-19 Pandemic – Property Tax Assistance

    Free Transit until Social Distancing is lifted by Region of Peel

    Effective Saturday, March 21:

    • Customers with accessibility needs requiring the use of the ramp may continue to use the front doors.
    • No fare payment will be required.
    • Monthly PRESTO pass holders will be notified of the status of their March and April pass in the coming weeks.
    • Customers will board from the rear doors only.

    Suspension of Parking Offences

    With the changing needs of our city, particularly for those who are working from home, caring for others, or trying to ensure the flow of goods and services; effective immediately we are suspending parking enforcement for:

    • On-street time limit offences; such as five (5) and fifteen (15) hour parking
    • Overnight 2 a.m. – 6 a.m. parking restrictions

    The above parking offences may be enforced in exceptional circumstances where a significant traffic safety and/or community concern exists to ensure the safe and orderly movement of vehicles in the city.

    All other parking offences will continue to be enforced to maintain public safety. This includes fire routes and accessible parking, no stopping, prohibited parking areas, as well as pay and display/metered areas where payment is required. This will ensure an adequate level of street parking, traffic flow and to maintain traffic and pedestrian safety.

    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