For Immediate Release
March 17, 2020

Statement: Mayor Crombie Responds to Declaration of Province-Wide State of Emergency

“I want to thank Premier Ford and his government for declaring a province-wide State of Emergency to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in communities across Ontario.

This is an important step that will help ensure cities like Mississauga and our health care providers have the resources and decision making power to act in the best interests of the health and well-being of our residents.

This announcement follows Peel Public Health’s recommendation yesterday that all restaurants, bars and food establishments stop in-person and move exclusively to take-out food service along with the closure of night clubs, movie theatres and concert venues. Late last week, the City of Mississauga also instituted measures to close all recreation, culture and library facilities. These facilities will remain closed until April 5.

While many of these closures were already in place here in Mississauga, the province’s declaration strengthens Public Health’s strong recommendations to legal requirements by the province.

I urge all local businesses who have yet to comply with this directive to do so immediately.

While we recognize this will have an impact on local businesses, the need to protect the spread of this virus in our City and across our province is our number one priority.

The City of Mississauga is currently exploring measures in addition to those taken by the provincial and federal governments to provide support and relief for local businesses.

Together, we fight COVID-19, help flatten the curve and keep our cities safe.”-

Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga

Media Contact:

Nicole McInerney