In a step to ensure the safety and security of the Mississauga and the rest of Peel, both the Medical Officer of Health for the Peel region and Mayors of Brampton, Mississauga and the Town of Caledon have announced plans to explore measures, such as a temporary by-law, that would require residents to wear a non-medical mask inside public spaces to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“Peel Public Health already strongly supports the use of non-medical masks where distancing is not possible and on transit. A time-limited, broader bylaw mandating when and where non-medical masks must be used further strengthens these recommendations and protects Peel residents,”

said Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel.

This move follows some of the other regions within Ontario who are making non-medical masks mandatory in a bid to stop the spread of a second wave within the cities. 

“We may be done with the pandemic, but it is not done with us. We need to remain vigilant and take precautionary measures to reduce the severity of a second wave in the fall. Mandatory masks in indoor settings are something our residents have been asking for; together with the other Core Four behaviours, this will allow for a wider reopening of businesses.”

said Mayor Crombie.

Remember, if you think you may have COVID-19, please get yourself tested as soon as possible. Practice social distancing and ensure that you’re implementing regular sanitization and hand washing.