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Mississauga’s City Council Votes Unanimously To End Mandatory Face Mask By-Law

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Mississauga’s Emergency order also ended

MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 23, 2022 – On the two year anniversary of the declaration, Mayor Bonnie Crombie, with support from Members of Council, ended the declared emergency order in response to COVID-19. The emergency order was enacted on March 23, 2020.

In addition, to be consistent with changes made by the Government of Ontario, and with recommendation from Dr. Lawrence Loh, Region of Peel’s Medical Officer of Heath, the City of Mississauga is lifting its Mandatory Face Mask By-Law, effective immediately.

“The ending of the Emergency Order and the lifting of the mask by-law are huge milestones for Mississauga. And we’re only in this position now because of the enormous sacrifices everyone in our community has made. From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank all residents for helping us get through the most challenging time in our City’s history,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “As we enter this new phase, I do ask all residents to please be respectful of the personal choices others are make when it comes to masking, as everyone has different comfort levels.”

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie signs declaration ending of the Emergency Order and the lifting of the mask by-law

That means wearing a face mask when visiting City facilities is no longer mandatory and all businesses in Mississauga including condos and apartment buildings are not required to enforce masking in public, indoor settings. Residents however, may choose to continue wearing a mask if they feel more comfortable.

Masks are still required for all public transit in Ontario until at least April 27, which applies to Mississauga’s MiWay buses.

The Mandatory Face Mask By-Law was put in place in July 2020 in response to COVID-19.

Meanwhile in Toronto masking requirement was lifted for visitors in most City facilities when most provincial masking regulations are lifted on Monday, March 21. That includes large sporting venues like Scotiabank Arena where the Maple Leafs will for the first time be at full capacity with no mandatory masking for tonight’s game against the New Jersey Devils.

For more information, please visit mississauga.ca/covid.

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