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Mississauga mayor declares State of Emergency

MISSISSAUGA, ON., March 23, 2020 – Mayor Bonnie Crombie has declared a State of Emergency in the City of Mississauga in consultation with Mississauga City Council and the Office of Emergency Management. The declaration supports the Province of Ontario’s and Region of Peel’s efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19.

This falls in line with the State of Emergency declarations by Premier Doug Ford yesterday and Toronto Mayor John Tory earlier today. The Region of Peel, which comprises of Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga has also declared a State of Emergency.

“We need to take this crisis seriously and act now,” Bonnie Crombie

Mayor Bonnie Crombie said in a press statement that, “Declaring an emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act provides the City of Mississauga with options to protect the health and safety of individuals and families living in Mississauga.”

“Declaring an emergency will help us act quickly to manage the impacts of COVID-19 on our residents and business during this evolving situation,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “The health and well-being of our residents and employees is our priority. We are looking at the long-term impacts of this pandemic.

“Declaring an emergency along with the Region of Peel and the Province of Ontario will give us the flexibility we need as a municipality to manage the situation. We must be ready to act when needed and we must send a signal to all residents that this is an unprecedented situation that they must take seriously.”

An “Emergency” is a situation or an impending situation that constitutes a danger of major proportions that could result in serious harm to persons or substantial damage to property and that is caused by the forces of nature, a disease or other health risk, an accident or an act whether intentional or otherwise. (Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990,c.E.9)

Ontario now has 489 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, 8 have been resolved and 6 patients have died. There are currently 8417 cases of novel coronavirus under investigation in Ontario.

To learn about the latest updates on actions taken by the City of Mississauga visit mississauga.ca/coronavirus or follow @CityMississauga on Twitter.

For health information, please visit peelregion.ca/coronovirus

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