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Positive COVID-19 Cases in Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services

COVID-19 | December 23, 2020

Today, the City of Mississauga is confirming Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (MFES) has 11 positive cases of COVID-19 with an additional 36 staff self-isolating, impacting four fire stations.

“My thoughts go first to the health of the affected fire personnel and to their successful recovery.  I want to thank all our MFES firefighters and staff for the commitment, dedication and sacrifices they have shown and continue to demonstrate during this unprecedented pandemic,” said Nancy Macdonald-Duncan, Acting Fire Chief. “Public safety is our top priority. With a team of more than 630 firefighters at 21 stations, we are able to adjust our crews and ensure public safety is never compromised. We remain ready to respond and provide fire safety across Mississauga.”

The City’s fire stations are not open to the public and firefighters who respond to calls are in full personal protective equipment for their own protection and the safety of the public.

“Mississauga’s world-class first responders, including our firefighters, fire staff and front-line health care workers, have been working around the clock to keep all of us healthy and safe,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “We continue to battle hard against this virus. And as we enter the holidays, and then the Provincewide shutdown, it’s more important than ever to follow the advice of public health to ensure everyone’s safety and to protect our first responders.”

The City of Mississauga has been coordinating with Peel Public Health to notify impacted personnel and ensure isolation and testing protocols are being followed.

“The City of Mississauga and Peel Public Health are working closely together to ensure all necessary guidelines and protocols are followed,” said Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel. “With cases high in our region and as we move into the holiday season, please continue to do your part for your family and our community by staying home and celebrating with your own household. By following all Grey-Lockdown measures, together we can help stop the spread of COVID-19.”

Media Contact:

Carley Smith
Supervisor, Media and Public Information
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200, ext. 4203
Carley.Smith@mississauga.ca
TTY: 905-896-5151