As announced today Mississauga, as part of the Region of Peel, will remain in the Grey-Lockdown Zone of the Government of Ontario’s COVID-19 Response Framework. The Grey-Lockdown Zone is being adjusted to allow outdoor dining, effective Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.
“I am thankful that the Government of Ontario has adjusted their COVID-19 framework to allow restaurants in Mississauga and all of Peel Region to open for outdoor dining beginning on Saturday, March 20,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “We know the incredible toll these lockdowns have had on our restaurant industry and I hope these new measures provide immediate relief to many of our small business owners. I also hope that these new measures provide some relief to residents, as we know that even the small things, like being able to grab bite to eat on a patio with your immediate household, are so important to people’s over all wellbeing.”
Outdoor dining is permitted, subject to physical distancing rules, tables limited to members of the same household and a number of other public health and workplace safety measures.
In consultation with the local medical officers of health and based on current trends, which has seen increasing case rates and per cent test positivity rates in the last week, the Region of Peel will remain in the Grey-Lockdown Zone at this time. The Government of Ontario will continue to work with the local medical officers of health to determine what targeted adjustments to public health measures may be made to allow for some outdoor activities where the risk of transmission is minimized.
Personal services, including hair salons and barbers, recreation and fitness, indoor dining and organized sports teams are still not permitted under the current framework. The Government of Ontario’s full framework, including all sector-specific regulations, can be found online.
For status of City services, please visit: mississauga.ca/covid.
The City of Mississauga is working with the Region of Peel on the vaccination roll-out in Mississauga. Peel’s Community Mass Vaccination Plan (MVP) is currently in the first phase, working on priority health care workers, Indigenous adults and residents over the age of 80. For more details, please visit peelregion.ca/coronavirus/vaccine/.
Support Programs to Help Businesses
The City of Mississauga, Economic Development Office has put together a list of support programs to help businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For updated information on support programs and public health & safety resources visit the COVID-19 Business Recovery Page