Province extends stay-at-home order for Mississauga and Brampton

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Published February 19, 2021 at 1:29 pm

Mississauga and Brampton will remain under the stay-at-home order for another two weeks.

The provincial government made the announcement today after the urging of health officials in both Peel Region and Toronto who said it is not safe for re-openings in their communities.

“Our government’s number one priority is the safety of all individuals and families, and that’s why we are taking a gradual, cautious approach to returning regions to the Framework,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health.

“These are difficult but necessary decisions, in order to protect against COVID-19 variants and maintain the progress we have all made together. Until vaccines are widely available, we continue to urge all Ontarians to follow public health advice and measures, and stay home, stay safe, and save lives.”

In the Toronto and Peel Public Health Regions, as well as North Bay-Parry Sound District, the shutdown measures and the stay-at-home order will continue to apply until at least Monday, March 8, based on key public health indicators and following consultation with the local medical officers of health.

While the Peel and Toronto regions have seen a reduction in COVID-19 transmission from the period of February 8 to 17, 2021, rates still remain too high in the regions, with case rates of 83.4 cases per 100,000 people for Peel and 67.9 cases per 100,000 people for Toronto, both well above the provincial average.

During this same period of time, North Bay Parry Sound District has also seen its case rate increase by 11.5 per cent to 14.6 cases per 100,000 people. Variants of concern also remain a serious risk to community transmission and health system capacity.

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