• Province Declares Mississauga in Grey-Lockdown Level as part of Ontario’s COVID-19 Framework

    November 20, 2020

    Today, as announced by the Government of Ontario, Mississauga, as part of the Region of Peel, was placed in the Grey-Lockdown Level of the Government of Ontario’s Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework as of Monday November 23, 2020.

    Measures under Lockdown include, but are not limited to:

    • Schools, before and after school programs, and child care will remain open;
    • Post-secondary schools open for virtual learning with some limited exceptions for training that can only be provided in-person, such as clinical training or training related to a trade;
    • No indoor organized public events or social gatherings except with members of the same household. Individuals who live alone, including seniors, may consider having exclusive, close contact with one other person;
    • Outdoor organized public events or social gatherings limited to a maximum of 10 people;
    • Wedding services, funeral services and religious services, rites or ceremonies where physical distancing can be maintained can have up to 10 people indoors or 10 people outdoors;
    • Retail permitted to be open for curbside pick-up or delivery only, with certain exceptions such as for supermarkets, grocery stores, pharmacies, hardware stores, discount and big box retailers selling groceries, beer, wine and liquor stores, safety supply stores, and convenience stores, which will be allowed to operate at 50 per cent capacity;
    • Restaurants, bars, and food and drink establishments will only be able to provide takeout, drive-through and delivery. Indoor and outdoor dining services are prohibited;
    • Personal care services closed;
    • Casinos, bingo halls and other gaming establishments closed; and
    • Indoor sports and recreational facilities, including pools, closed with limited exceptions.

    “We are seeing the result of rising numbers and outbreaks and have been brought into the highest category of Grey-Lockdown,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “We continue to see a significant amount of community spread as our numbers have continued to climb over the month despite continued efforts and warnings. The second wave of COVID-19 has hit Peel Region harder than anywhere else in the country and we are taking necessary action. It is regrettable we are seeing the closures of non-essential businesses and our facilities but we hope this will help to stop the spread and keep residents safe and healthy.”

    The Government of Ontario’s decision to place Peel Region in the Lockdown Level comes as the situation has become critical. Case counts remain high and continue to trend upwards, with the test positivity rate now being the highest in the province.

    At the Lockdown Level, broader-scale measures and restrictions, across multiple sectors, have been put in effect to control the transmission of COVID-19. If you have questions about what will be open or impacts to businesses or employment, call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659.

    The Government of Ontario’s full framework, including all sector-specific regulations, can be found online.

    Impact on City services

    The City is assessing the impact on its services and will be providing updates once confirmed through its various channels, including mississauga.ca website, social media and newsletters.

    Stay Safe and Help Stop the Spread:

    • Limit in-person contact to people you live with and essential supports
    • All indoor and outdoor private gatherings should be limited to only those you live with and essential supports
    • Go virtual whenever possible
    • Continue to practise physical distancing, hand-washing, masking and staying home as much as possible
    • Get tested for COVID-19 if you are showing symptoms or have been exposed

    Resources

    You can also download the COVID-19 Alert app that can let you know of potential exposures.

    The City of Mississauga continues to work closely with its health care partners and the Province and will continue to monitor Mississauga’s and Peel Region’s situation closely.

    For the latest updates on the City of Mississauga’s COVID-19 recovery and response visit: mississauga.ca/recovery.

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