COVID-19 | February 19, 2021
The Government of Ontario announced the shutdown, stay at home orders and all existing public health and workplace safety measures be maintained for an additional two weeks in Peel. The shutdown measures and the Stay-at-Home order will continue to apply until at least Monday, March 8, 2021, based on key public health indicators and following consultation with the local medical officers of health.
Mississauga residents should continue to stay at home as much as possible to minimize transmission of the virus and prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed.
Mississauga as part of the Region of Peel, has been in Lockdown since November 23, 2020.
“While Mississauga has made huge progress in reducing COVID-19 case counts, our Medical Officer of Health is extremely worried about the dramatic increase in the number of variant cases, which we know are much more transmissible. And as hard as this news is, I believe this action is necessary to avoid an even longer lockdown,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “I feel particularly bad for our small business community that had been anticipating opening back up for in-person shopping. My priorities have always been ensuring schools are safe and remain open, protecting our seniors, that our hospitals maintain capacity, and that when small businesses open, they stay open.”
Continued measures include, but are not limited to:
“We will be continuing to strictly enforce the regulations,” said Sam Rogers, Director of Enforcement for the City of Mississauga. “People need to follow the rules. If our officers observe a violation, a charge will be laid.”
Failure to comply with these orders may result in a ticket for a set fine of $750. If the charge is laid by issuing a summons, a failure to comply with an emergency order charge could result in the following fines:
With the shutdown in place City services will continue to operate as they have since the start of the Lockdown on November 23. Civic Centre access is by appointment only.
Many public City facilities remain closed including:
These facilities will be closed (or continue to be closed) to the public through to the end of the shutdown. Most services that can be, will be conducted online. Refer to the City Services Status page.
Support for Business
Guidance and resources to help Mississauga businesses can be found online at mississauga.ca/business-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.
Additional resources can also be found on the City’s Business Relief Portal.
Stay Safe and Help Stop the Spread:
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 information about the City’s response to COVID-19:
City of Mississauga Media Relations
905-615-3200, ext. 5232