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COVID-19 Lockdown: City Programs, Service changes and Facility Closures

COVID-19 | November 21, 2020

Update as of 12 p.m.

Further to the Government of Ontario’s announcement yesterday, Peel Region, which includes Mississauga, is moving into the Grey-Lockdown level of Ontario’s COVID-19 Response Framework on Monday, November 23.

“The sobering reality is that COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have been rising at an alarming rate in Mississauga over the last month and I firmly believe these new measures are the only way we can avoid school closures, further spread in our long-term care homes and overburdening our hospitals. It is the only way to avoid preventable deaths in Mississauga,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Members of Mississauga Council and I will continue to act on the best advice of Peel’s Medical Officer of Health, as well as provincial officials, to coordinate necessary responses and supports for our community. I again urge everyone to please stay home, limit their in-person contact to just their immediate households and continue following the advice of our public health officials. I know we can get through this together.”

 

City Service Cancellations, Disruptions, Closures and Updates

Many public City facilities will be closed including:

  • City community centres, including pools, fitness centres and arenas.
    • All indoor team sport activities, indoor in–person recreation programs including pools, arenas, fitness and culture programs will be cancelled as of Monday, November 23. Impacted customers will be notified directly. (Note: Essential services, such as childcare, are permitted during the lockdown so some facility uses are continuing.)
  • Cultural facilities: Small Arms Building, Museums of Mississauga will be closed; Living Arts Centre & Meadowvale Theatre remain closed for audience performances
  • Public counters will be restricted to appointment only
  • The Library will offer limited services including contactless holds pick up inside branches. Starting November 23, customers can reserve hold pick up times by appointment through the Library website or by calling library locations. Appointments will start on November 24. Customers can continue to return items at outdoor dropboxes. An update on potential access to computer services will be provided next week. A full suite of online programs and services is available through the Library’s website.

These facilities will be closed (or continue to be closed) to the public Monday, November 23 through to December 20. Most services that can be, will be conducted online. Refer to the City Services Status page which will be updated to reflect lockdown restrictions on Monday.

 

City Hall and Provincial Offences Court

  • Most services offered at City Hall will be closed with exceptions being made for mobile, business and marriage licences, which will be offered in-person, by appointment only. Refer to the City Services Status page which will be updated to reflect lockdown restrictions on Monday.
  • The Provincial Offences Courthouse remains open.  There is no impact to those who have scheduled appointments.

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.

 

Resources

 

To learn about the latest updates on actions being taken by the City of Mississauga visit mississauga.ca/covid. Follow @CityMississauga for updates and information on COVID-19 restrictions; for information on recreation program and service updates, follow @MississaugaRec. For information about Library services, follow @MississaugaLib.

For further COVID-19 information, please visit Region of Peel – Peel Public Health. If you have questions about impacts to your business or employment, call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659.

Get tested if you have symptoms compatible with COVID-19, download the COVID Alert app or visit Ontario.ca/covidtest to find the nearest testing location.

 

 

Media Contact:
Catherine Monast
Senior Advisor Media and Public Information
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200, ext. 5046
catherine.monast@mississauga.ca
TTY: 905-896-5151