BREAKING: Mississauga declares state of emergency
The City of Mississauga has declared a State of Emergency due to the rapid spread of COVID-19.
Mayor Bonnie Crombie made the declaration in consultation with Mississauga City Council and the Office of Emergency Management.
The declaration gives the City options to protect the health and safety of Mississauga’s residents.
"Declaring an emergency will help us act quickly to manage the impacts of COVID-19 on our residents and business during this evolving situation," Crombie said in a news release.
"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,” she continued.
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