For Immediate Release
November 9, 2020
STATEMENT: Mayor Crombie Responds to Additional COVID-19 Measures for Peel Region
“Today, Nando Iannicca, Chair of the Region of Peel, and Dr. Lawrence Loh, Peel Region’s Medical Officer of Public Health, outlined additional measures to control the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
I fully support these new measures and recommendations, and encourage all residents, business owners and places of worship to familiarize themselves with these guidelines. I thank the Province for supporting Peel Region in our efforts to aggressively control the spread of the virus in our community.
The new guidelines for Peel Region can be found in full here.
The sobering reality is that we are in dire situation in Peel. COVID case numbers continue to climb steadily. In Mississauga specifically, we have seen three consecutive days of 100 or more cases, the only time since April that we have reached numbers that high. Our Region as a whole has the highest test-positivity rate and cases per 100,000 anywhere in the Province.
What concerns me most in the precarious position of our hospitals. Brampton’s William Osler Health has become overwhelmed with COVID cases and hospitalizations, forcing them to send patients to other hospitals throughout the Province. They have also begun cancelling elective surgeries. Mississauga’s Trillium Health Partners is already at 100 per cent capacity and has is also seeing a significant increase in COVID patients. The second wave of COVID is hitting Peel Region harder than just about anywhere else in the country.
The new measures for Peel Region are in addition to those already in place through the Province’s COVID-19 Framework. On Friday, the Province placed Peel in the Control, or red, level of the provincial framework.
While some of these new measures will not be legally enforceable, I urge all of Mississaugans to adhere to them closely. We will revisit these additional measures on a bi-weekly basis and adjust accordingly if the picture changes in our Region.
We have a moment, right here and right now, to stop the spread of the virus in our community. Everyone has to play their part. My hope is that by closely following these new measures we can soon look at larger reopenings, keep our schools safe and protect our long-term care homes.”
– Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga