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COVID-19: Follow public health measures during the stay-at-home order

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Latest news and information about Mississauga’s response to COVID-19.

Current public health measures

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Find out what COVID-19 public health measures and restrictions are in place for Mississauga.

Stay at home order

A stay at home order and a declaration of emergency is in effect across Ontario, including Mississauga. The 9 Response Framework (colour-coded zones) is paused during this time.

You must stay at home. You should only go out for necessities, such as:

  • The grocery store or pharmacy
  • Health care services (including going to medical appointments or getting vaccinated)
  • Outdoor exercise or walking pets in your community
  • Work that cannot be done remotely
  • Child care or school

Businesses must ensure that all employees work from home if they can.

Do not travel outside your region or the province unless absolutely necessary.

Get more details about the regulation on Ontario’s COVID-19 website.

Social gatherings

  • No indoor or outdoor gatherings with anyone you do not live with
  • If you live alone, you can have close contact with only one other household

Organizers of private gatherings that exceed these limits can receive a minimum fine of $10,000 and a temporary closure order. Individuals can also receive tickets of $750.

Religious, weddings, and funeral services

  • Capacity of weddings, funerals, religious services, rites or ceremonies to 10 people indoors or outdoors (effective, Monday, April 19, 2021 at 12:01 a.m)
  • Virtual and drive-in gatherings, events services, rites or ceremonies are allowed

This does not apply to wedding receptions, only wedding ceremonies.

Only essential stores such as grocery, pharmacy, and convenience stores are open for in-person shopping during the stay at home order.

Learn more about the impact of the stay at home order:

 

Peel Public Health

Peel Public Health is leading the COVID-19 response in Mississauga. Follow these recommended actions from Peel to stay safe and take care of each other.

Additional measures have also been issued in Peel under Section 22 of the Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act.

On April 6, all schools in Peel Region, including Mississauga moved to remote learning.

On April 12, The Ontario government announced that following spring break, students in Ontario will continue with online learning due to community spread and the rising COVID-19 cases.

Data will be assessed on an ongoing basis and health officials will be consulted to determine when it will be safe to resume in-person learning.

On April 20, 2021, Peel Public Health issued an updated Section 22 order on workplaces that directs all businesses with five or more cases of COVID-19 in the previous 14 days to close for 10 days where:

  • The cases could have reasonably acquired their infection at work, or
  • No obvious source of infection has been identified outside the workplace

Learn more about this directive from Peel Public Health.

Municipal by-laws

A face covering or face mask in indoor public spaces is required under a City By-law until June 30, 2021.

Learn more about Mississauga’s face covering requirements