For Immediate Release
June 15, 2020
Mayor Crombie Responds to Peel Region Remaining in Stage 1
“Today, the province announced that Peel Region will remain in Stage 1 along with Toronto and Windsor-Essex. This is the right decision. Given the progress Mississauga has made over the past few weeks, I remained hopeful that we would be in a position to enter Phase 2. Unfortunately, case counts and incidence rates across the entire Region remain the second-highest in the province, though they have certainly started to decline. It is clear we still have more work to do in terms of a sustained decline across the entire Region of Peel to proceed into Phase 2. The virus does not follow geographic borders.
I want to thank Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Premier for taking a cautious, regional approach to reopening. As leaders, we will continue to act in the best interests of your health and safety and let the science and data drive our decisions.
Our Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Loh, will be revisiting Peel Region’s progress regularly with his provincial counterparts throughout the coming week, with an aim to see Peel Region move Phase 2 in short order provided that current observed data trends continue.
Over the past three months, we have sacrificed so much. Mississauga is likely on the back end of the curve, and there is only one direction we are heading, and that is forward. The last thing we want to do is reopen too quickly and run the risk of a second wave before we have finished with the first.
I ask that Mississaugans continue to be patient. I’m confident that if we keep this up, we will get to Phase 2 sooner rather than later.”