STATEMENT: Mayor Crombie Responds to Second Confirmed Case of Novel Coronavirus (COV-VID-19) in Mississauga and Possible Exposure on MiWay Transit

“This morning, Peel Public Health and Trillium Health Partners (THP) shared that they have received confirmation of a second positive test result for COVID-19 for a patient who was assessed at the Mississauga Hospital’s Emergency Department on Wednesday, March 4. The patient was immediately isolated and all proper precautionary measures were taken to ensure the safety of staff and patients. The patient was discharged home and is recovering in self-isolation.

As well, this morning Mississauga MiWay staff were notified by Peel Public Health that there has been an individual who was symptomatic with COVID-19 using MiWay transit on March 2, 3 and 4. On each of these days, this individual travelled on the MiWay 108N Express Bus to their place of work. Mississauga staff will continue to work with Peel Public Health to understand the travel patterns of this individual.

There is no evidence of community spread of the virus. People who are feeling healthy with no symptoms, and receive no call from Peel Public Health, they should go about their daily lives as normal and do not need to seek health care. If you develop symptoms of the novel coronavirus, please self-isolate and contact Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700. If you require immediate medical attention, please call 911 and advise the operator of your symptoms.

The City of Mississauga was already in the process of activating enhanced cleaning measures on our transit fleet.  We are taking all and necessary steps to ensure both the safety of our employees and the public in accordance with Provincial Health protocols.

Peel Public Health is ready and prepared to respond to cases of novel coronavirus, working closely in partnership with THP, Peel Paramedics, Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services and health care providers to ensure the necessary emergency planning, monitoring and response protocols are in place.

Toronto Pearson International Airport is also working closely with Health Canada and the Canadian Border Services Agencies to ensure the proper safety measures, including additional screening measures at the airport to protect both passengers and staff.

Given the growing global nature and spread of this virus, residents are understandably concerned. I share those concerns and want to assure them that our medical professionals and first responders are working in unison, 24/7 to protect Peel and limit the spread of the virus. The risk of transmission to the public continues to remain low.

Peel Public Health will continue to provide updates as soon as they become available.”

  • Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga