The following release was sent to media today.
With guidance from Peel Public Health and in an abundance of caution for both our residents and staff around the COVID-19 pandemic, the City is Mississauga is responding with the following changes in City operations at this time.
- The City of Mississauga will be closing all recreation, library, and cultural facilities starting Saturday, March 14 through to April 5 to the public. This includes the Living Arts Centre, Meadowvale Theatre, Paramount Fine Foods Centre and the Mississauga Seniors’ Centre. Programming at these facilities will be cancelled.
- City Hall and the Provincial Offences Court remain open.
- MiWay continues to provide regular service.
Program and Service Updates
- All City of Mississauga programs and activities will be cancelled from March 14 to April 5. This includes March break programs and activities.
- The City of Mississauga will be offering full refunds without any administration charge. Please be patient as we work through the process.
- The majority of Mississauga sports teams/leagues have suspended all activities. Check in directly with your sports organization for further details.
City Events and Meetings
- There are no Council or Committee meetings scheduled next week due to March Break.
City of Mississauga Response Activities
- The City’s Emergency Operations Centre has been activated and staff are meeting regularly to monitor, develop and implement response measures as the situation evolves.
- Increased cleaning and disinfecting of common contact points in City facilities and transit buses. If an infected individual is or was known to be at a City facility, the City would contact Peel Public Health and follow directions on containment.
- Wiping down daily with disinfectant, counters and other touch points, washrooms, door handles, elevator buttons, automatic door operator plates, toilet flush handles, faucets, etc. at City facilities.
Message from Mayor Bonnie Crombie
“Given the rise of cases of COVID-19 here at home and around the world, we are taking pro-active measures as a City to ensure the health and safety of our residents. Closing all City recreation, library and culture facilities to the public for three weeks is the right decision and is aligned with measures being taken in public schools and in other jurisdictions. I understand the impact the cancellation of March Break programs will have on families. We will continue to provide updates to residents as they become available. We ask for your patience and understanding. I’d like to thank City leadership, Council, Peel Public Health, our first responders and health care providers for their leadership during this trying time. Together, we will rise to the challenge as a City, a province and a nation to overcome this.”
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 sick.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with your sleeve.
- Wash your hands with soap and water or with alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Clean frequently touched objects and surfaces.
For the most up-to-date information on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) visit Peel Public Health at peelregion.ca/coronavirus.