Shady Salah – Media in Toronto
Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie has declared a State of Emergency in the city in consultation with Mississauga City Council and the Office of Emergency Management.
The declaration supports the Province of Ontario’s and Region of Peel’s efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19.
Declaring an emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act provides the City of Mississauga with options to protect the health and safety of individuals and families living in Mississauga, read a statement.
“Declaring an emergency will help us act quickly to manage the impacts of COVID-19 on our residents and business during this evolving situation,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “The health and well-being of our residents and employees is our priority. We are looking at the long-term impacts of this pandemic. Declaring an emergency along with the Region of Peel and the Province of Ontario will give us the flexibility we need as a municipality to manage the situation. We must be ready to act when needed and we must send a signal to all residents that this is an unprecedented situation that they must take seriously.”