COVID-19 | 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:
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:
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:
For more information about impacts to recreation programs, visit mississauga.ca/recreation-and-sports/.
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