Covid-19

City of Mississauga Ends Declared Emergency Order and Rescinds Mandatory Face Mask By-Law

By Covid-19, Issues, Ward 1

On the two year anniversary of the declaration, Mayor Bonnie Crombie, with support from Members of Council, ended the declared emergency order in response to COVID-19. The emergency order was enacted on March 23, 2020.

In addition, to be consistent with changes made by the Government of Ontario, and with recommendation from Dr. Lawrence Loh, Region of Peel’s Medical Officer of Heath, the City of Mississauga is lifting its Mandatory Face Mask By-Law, effective immediately.

“The ending of the Emergency Order and the lifting of the mask by-law are huge milestones for Mississauga. And we’re only in this position now because of the enormous sacrifices everyone in our community has made. From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank all residents for helping us get through the most challenging time in our City’s history,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “As we enter this new phase, I do ask all residents to please be respectful of the personal choices others are make when it comes to masking, as everyone has different comfort levels.”

That means wearing a face mask when visiting City facilities is no longer mandatory and all businesses in Mississauga including condos and apartment buildings are not required to enforce masking in public, indoor settings. Residents however, may choose to continue wearing a mask if they feel more comfortable.

Masks are still required for all public transit in Ontario until at least April 27, which applies to Mississauga’s MiWay buses.

The Mandatory Face Mask By-Law was put in place in July 2020 in response to COVID-19.

For more information, please visit mississauga.ca/covid.

City of Mississauga Lifting Proof of Vaccination in City Facilities Effective Today

By Covid-19, Issues, Resources, Ward 1

Following direction from the Government of Ontario, the City of Mississauga will no longer require patrons using City facilities to provide proof of vaccination starting today.

In accordance with the Provincial Regulations, the City will also remove all active screening, capacity limits and contact tracing, however the Mandatory Face Mask By-law will remain in place until further notice. Read More

City of Mississauga Lifting Capacity in Select Indoor Facilities on February 17

By Covid-19, Issues, Resources, Ward 1

February 15, 2022

On February 17, the City of Mississauga will lift capacity limits in all community centres, culture facilities and museums following yesterday’s announcement moving Ontario to the next phase of reopening. Capacity limits will remain in place for entertainment and sporting venues at 50 per cent in accordance with new Provincial regulations. Read More

Councillor Stephen Dasko Invites You to the Vaccine Clinic at the Small Arms Inspection Building

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

Working with the Trillium Health Partners, I am so pleased to advise that we have been able to secure the Small Arms Inspection Building for a 2-day vaccine clinic in our Ward!

It has been an absolute pleasure working with this fantastic team of professionals at the Trillium Health Partners, City staff at Small Arms Inspection Building, as well as Mr. John McKenna, one of our local businessmen in the community to share this very worthwhile event with.

I encourage each of you to share the news of the upcoming clinic dates and time: Sunday February 13th and Monday, February 14th, 2022 from 12:00 noon to 6:30 p.m.

Please see all the details on the flyer below.  Let’s get this message out quickly!

City of Mississauga Reopening Indoor Facilities starting January 31

By Covid-19, Issues, Resources, Ward 1

January 21, 2022

Following yesterday’s provincial announcement to gradually ease restrictions related to COVID-19, the City of Mississauga is reopening many of its indoor facilities including libraries, community centres, recreational facilities and gyms, sports venues and cultural facilities beginning January 31. These facilities will reopen according to the provincial capacity limits that remain in place. Read More

City of Mississauga Provides Update on New COVID-19 Measures Taking Effect January 5

By Covid-19, Resources, Ward 1

January 3, 2022

Today, the Government of Ontario announced new measures in response to the rapid spread of Omicron in Ontario. Effective January 5, at 12:01 a.m., Ontario will return to the Modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen.

The City of Mississauga is adjusting its programs and services accordingly, including closing all fitness and gym facilities, cancelling ticketed events, and operating libraries by curb-side pick-up only. Read More

City of Mississauga Adjusts City Services According to New Provincial COVID-19 Measures

By Covid-19, Issues, Resources, Ward 1

December 17, 2021

Today, the Government of Ontario announced new restrictions to respond to increasing COVID-19 case numbers and slow the spread of the Omicron variant in the province.

“The City of Mississauga supports the restrictions announced today,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “While I know this is not the holidays we all imagined, I am hopeful that these measures act as the ‘circuit breaker’ we need to curb the rapid spread of the Omicron variant. We need to ensure we are doing all we can to slow the spread of this very transmissible strain of COVID-19 and protect the capacity of our hospital system. Please use every tool at your disposal. Follow public health measures including getting your booster if you are eligible, reducing your contacts and taking advantage of the province’s free rapid tests if gathering with family and friends. Please consider smaller gatherings this holiday season to help protect the progress we’ve made and our family, friends and neighbours.”

Starting Sunday, December 19, the Government of Ontario is introducing a 50 per cent capacity limit in certain indoor public settings. These include:

  • Gyms
  • Indoor recreational amenities
  • Marinas and boating clubs
  • Personal care services
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Retailers (including grocery stores and pharmacies)

These limits do not apply to any portion of a business or place that is being used for a wedding, funeral or  religious ceremony.

Additional protective measures are also being applied:

  • The number of patrons permitted to sit at a table will be limited to 10 people and patrons will be required to remain seated in restaurants and bars.
  • Bars, restaurants, meeting and event spaces will be required to close by 11 p.m.
  • Take out and delivery will be permitted beyond 11 p.m.
  • The sale of alcohol will be restricted after 10 p.m. and consumption of alcohol in businesses or settings after 11 p.m.
  • Food and drink services will be prohibited at indoor sporting events and concert venues.

For a full list of the new measures implemented by the Government of Ontario, please visit Ontario.ca/covid19.

Update on City services as of Sunday, December 19:

  • In accordance with the Provincial Regulations, the City of Mississauga Recreation and Culture facilities will limit overall capacity to 50 per cent.
  • The 50 per cent capacity limit applies to Raptors 905 (NBA G League), Mississauga Steelheads (OHL) and other live event partners, at our live event venues, including the Paramount Fine Foods Centre and the Living Arts Centre.  Any impacted ticket holders will be contacted in advance regarding refund information.
  • No food or beverages will be available during indoor  events as concessions will be temporarily closed. Spectators must remain seated during any events and wear a mask at all times.
  • Meeting spaces at City of Mississauga facilities will close by 11 p.m.
  • The City of Mississauga will not be implementing any additional reservation requirements for drop-in programs and activities at this time. These programs and activities can be accessed on a first-come, first served basis.

For more information about impacts to recreation programs, visit mississauga.ca/recreation-and-sports/.

Booster Shots are Here for 50+

By Covid-19, Issues, Resources, Ward 1

The province is opening up the eligibility for booster shots starting on December 13. If you have received your COVID-19 vaccine series (two doses) more than six months ago, and you are over the age of 50, you can book your third-dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Those who are able to book an appointment can do so through the COVID-19 vaccination portal, by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900, or in select pharmacies and primary care settings. Read More

Peel Public Health advises residents to get their annual flu shot  

By Covid-19, Issues, Resources, Ward 1

November 17, 2021

Peel Public Health advises residents to get their annual flu shot this November to help protect against influenza.

All residents can make an appointment to get their free flu shot at the following locations:

  • Family doctors’ offices and walk-in clinics for adults and children over 6 months of age.
  • Participating pharmacies for adults and children aged 2 and over.
  • Individuals without a health card can get a flu shot from a community health centre or at a pharmacy.

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