September a possible return to restaurant indoor dining cited by Mississauga mayor

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Mississauga’s mayor believes September may be the earliest before diners will be able to sit down inside a restaurant.

Mayor Bonnie Crombie made the prediction when asked during an interview with insauga.com today. She added outdoor patios may become a reality by July.

I’m worried about indoor (dining), I don’t think we will be able to go to indoor dining that quickly,” she said about broad-based restaurant openings during the summer.

Still, the mayor said she was optimistic about the days and weeks ahead as the data shows the COVID-19 situation is improving in Mississauga and the rest of Peel Region.

She pointed out the case levels in all three regional municipalities - Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon - are falling including the important reproductive rate of the virus which indicates the rate of spread of COVID-19 is slowing.

Crombie also said that almost 50 percent of all adults in Mississauga over the age of 18 have received the first dose of the vaccine and she believes that Peel Region will continue to receive a large amount of the medication from the provincial government.

We all recognize that until we can control the spread of the virus here in Peel life can’t go back to normal elsewhere because (the virus) will continue to spread,” she said. “So there is a recognition that we have to get it under control here.”

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