Based on current numbers, Mayor Bonnie Crombie doesn’t believe Mississauga experiencing second wave

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Mayor Bonnie Crombie does not believe the Region of Peel is experiencing a second wave of COVID-19.

Earlier this week, Premier Doug Ford announced Ontario had entered the second wave, which many medical experts predicted would occur in the fall.

However, during a press conference on September 30, Crombie refuted the claim that Peel was experiencing a second wave.

"In Peel, we're currently averaging 75-100 new cases per day, and 28 on average in Mississauga over the last week," Crombie said during the press conference. "While these numbers are much higher than those we saw this summer, our averages have been holding relatively steady for the past month."

"We're not seeing a massive surge in cases right now. This means we're not yet experiencing a second wave here in Peel," she continued. "But, we know this can change at any moment. It also means we must make every effort to stop it. Or, at the very least, reduce the severity."

Crombie is urging residents to remain vigilant and work with local businesses to ensure Mississauga can keep the daily case count low, and avoid another shutdown.

"We need to work together to keep each other safe to reduce a second wave, so that we can keep our city, and our economy, running," she said.

Further, Crombie urged residents to refrain from unnecessary social gatherings and events, and to reduce crowd sizes for those that are unavoidable.

"We, of course, want people to avoid large gatherings--keep them small, no more than 25 people outside, and 10 people inside in private residences," she said. "It is time to consider shrinking your bubbles to the most essential people in your lives. Whether that is the people you live with, or work with; keep it as small as humanly possible, and reassess your social calendars--are drinks and dinner with friends this weekend really necessary right now? Can it move to online? Or, can it wait?"

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