COVID-19 | April 7, 2021
Today, the Government of Ontario announced a provincewide Stay-at-Home Order effective Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. The Stay-at-Home Order requires all Ontario residents to remain at home except for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated) or for work that cannot be done remotely.
“This was an extremely difficult decision and I firmly believe this is the right course of action at this critical moment to reduce the spread of variant cases and COVID-19 hospitalizations. We are now more than a year into this pandemic and into the third wave of COVID-19. New variants are far more dangerous, spread faster and do more harm than the virus we were fighting last year. We are now in a race between stopping the spread of the variants and getting vaccines into arms,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “I am pleased to see that the Premier has found a way to restrict the sales of non-essential items for in-person shopping in big box retail stores. While it is difficult to see our local businesses have to move to online and curbside once again, I am glad to see that these restrictions level the playing field between small and large retailers. Mississauga residents and businesses have sacrificed so much throughout this pandemic. I ask that you please continue to support each other – set up virtual touch points with your family, call a neighbour, support a local business with curbside pickup, order takeout from a local restaurant and take care of your own physical and mental health. I am confident that if we follow the advice of our health experts, we will be able to keep variant cases at bay and provide the additional time to continue vaccinating residents in our community.”
Changes to the current regulations for non-essential retail include:
For more information about non-essential and essential retail restrictions please visit the Ontario Government’s Public Health Measures advice page.
For information on City Services please visit the City Services Status page.
Support for Business
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.
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: