COVID-19 | December 21, 2020
The Government of Ontario announced a Provincewide shutdown to take effect on December 26, 2020 and remain in effect in Southern Ontario, including the Region of Peel until January 23, 2021. Prior to December 26, Mississauga remains in the Grey-Lockdown Level of the current COVID-19 Response Framework which will be paused when the Provincewide shutdown comes into effect.
In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, the Provincewide shutdown comes as COVID-19 cases continue to rise at an alarming rate. Additional restrictions will be put into place and reinforce that Ontarians should 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.
“I support Premier Ford’s decision on a Provincewide shutdown. While I and many others in Mississauga were hoping that we would be moved out of lockdown by the New Year, this is regrettably not the case,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “The reality is that while COVID-19 case numbers in Peel are beginning to plateau, the situation at our hospitals remains dire, with elective surgeries being cancelled and patients being transferred to neighbouring regions to make room for a surge in COVID patients.”
Measures include, but are not limited to:
“We must remain vigilant and continue listening to the advice our health experts – to stay home as much as possible, only leave for the essentials and limit your close in-person contact to just your immediate household,” added Mayor Crombie. “I firmly believe that these continued measures will help us avoid a longer shutdown in 2021.”
The upcoming holidays won’t be slowing down the City’s Enforcement Division. To sustain Mississauga’s enforcement efforts, additional staff from various departments have been re-assigned to assist with proactive inspections. Additionally, Enforcement Officers were re-assigned from their regular duties to investigate public complaints.
“We will be strictly enforcing 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:
To date, 171 tickets, 5 summons and 116 Notices of Contravention were issued to both individuals and businesses.
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.
City Service Cancellations, Disruptions, Closures and Updates
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.
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