April 1, 2021
Today, the Government of Ontario announced an emergency brake effective Saturday, April 3 at 12:01 a.m. resulting in a provincewide shutdown in all 34 public heath regions, including the City of Mississauga due to the third-wave of COVID-19 and variants. The following changes will remain in effect for the next 28 days:
Outdoor Dining: All outdoor dining is suspended in Mississauga.
Outdoor Fitness: All organized outdoor fitness and training is suspended.
Social Gatherings: Outdoor gatherings are limited to 5 people.
Retail: Non-essential retail permits 25 per cent capacity and essential grocery and pharmacy permits 50 per cent capacity. Details are available on the Government of Ontario website.
Personal Services: All personal services remain closed and will not be permitted to reopen on April 12, as previously announced.
Indoor Religious Services: Indoor capacity for weddings, funerals and religious services set to 15 per cent.
Outdoor Religious Services: Outdoor capacity for weddings, funerals and religious services limited to the number of individuals that can maintain two metres of physical distance outdoors. This does not include social gatherings associated with these services such as receptions, which are not permitted indoors and are limited to 5 people outdoors.
Schools: Schools remain open until further notice.
Day camps: Day camps are closed and will not open for the scheduled April break.
Golf Courses: City of Mississauga operated Golf Courses are open.
Details are available at O. Reg. 82/20
“I realize this is very hard news for many in Mississauga, in particular our restaurant and gym owners who have just reopened and our personal care businesses who were anticipating opening April 12,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “The entire Mississauga community has had to make incredible sacrifices for the collective good and I sincerely thank you for continuing to help limit the spread of COVID-19. We were hopeful that with the vaccine roll out, our City would move closer towards recovery. Although this is incredibly disheartening news, I firmly believe this is the right and necessary thing to do for our current situation. We must remain vigilant and continue listening to the advice our health experts.”
Updates to the City of Mississauga website have been made to help residents understand what is and is not allowed for the next 28 days. For status of City services, please visit: mississauga.ca/covid. Visit mississauga.ca/business-covid-19 to learn more about resources for businesses.
The City of Mississauga is working with the Region of Peel on the vaccination in Mississauga.
For more details on the vaccine including who can receive it and where, please visit peelregion.ca/coronavirus/vaccine/.
For information about the City’s response to COVID-19: