Mississauga to review how it will reopen facilities and services in coming weeks


Published January 20, 2022 at 1:57 pm

City of Mississauga officials are discussing how exactly they’ll reopen services and facilities to the public now that the Ontario government has announced it will ease COVID-19 restrictions once again.

Restaurants, gyms, theatres, retailers and more will reopen at 50 per cent capacity starting Jan. 31, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced today. The provincial government plans to start lifting COVID-19 restrictions over the next several weeks.

Mississauga officials tweeted this afternoon, shortly after Ford’s press conference, that “staff are reviewing how we’ll reopen City services and we’ll provide updated info as soon as possible.”

Ford revealed during his press conference today that the provincial government will begin a gradual loosening of restrictions throughout February with hopes of a full Ontario-wide reopening in March.

Word from the Province today comes 24 hours after Health Minister Christine Elliott said Ontario is seeing “glimmers of hope” in the fight against the rapidly spreading and much more contagious Omicron variant.

The Province closed restaurants to in-person dining on Jan. 5 and temporarily shuttered gyms while schools went back to remote learning. The restrictions were part of modified Step 2 measure in response to rapidly rising COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations.

Private gatherings were limited to five people indoors and 10 outdoors.

-with files from Ryan Rumbolt

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