MISSISSAUGA: City Council has extended the temporary patio program and amended the Temporary Use By-law to allow restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments to operate their temporary outdoor patios until December 31, 2021.
As part of the extension, these businesses can also install temporary tents/covered areas and heating devices as part of their patios, in accordance with provincial and City regulations, to ensure they can continue to serve patrons.
This step was taken to enable restaurants to continue operating in winter while adhering to all COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
Council also appointed Ward 7 Councillor Dipika Damerla to the Tourism Mississauga Board of Directors following the resignation of Ward 5 Councillor Carolyn Parrish. The Board also includes Ward 1 Councillor, Stephen Dasko and Ward 9 Councillor, Pat Saito. Tourism Mississauga is the City’s destination marketing organization.
Meanwhile, Mississauga residents are asked to adhere to these strong recommendations from the Region of Peel’s Medical Officer of Health:
Only have close contact with members who live in the home with them and their essential supports. This means only those who live in the same house/home should interact without the protection of distance or masks. People in one household should not mix with people in another household.
Individuals who live alone are permitted to have close contact with one other household that should be exclusive to that individual living alone.
If a member of any household is experiencing symptoms, this individual must isolate from others in the household to protect others in the home.
Symptomatic individuals can call their doctor, Telehealth or Public Health for guidance Stay at home as much as possible, and do not interact with those who don’t live with you, unless for essential reasons. The fewer interactions outside the household the better.
Essential reasons could include:
Work; School; Exercise Healthcare; Purchasing necessities such as groceries, household items, food, drink and gasoline, and Vehicle maintenance Do not visit other private residences (indoor or outdoor), with the following exceptions:
Emergency reasons (to prevent risk of injury or harm) Emergency repairs Renovations or construction One-to-one teaching and instruction (e.g., tutoring) School learning pods Real estate needs If interacting with anyone who does not live with you or isn’t an essential caregiver, follow the Four Core behaviours:
Stay apart – Maintain 2-metres distance from anyone who doesn’t live with you or is not your essential caregiver. Lather up – Wash your hands often with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.
Mask up – Wear a non-medical mask when it’s difficult to maintain physical distance and where masks are mandatory. Protect the supply of medical-grade masks for health care workers.
Get tested – If you think you might have COVID-19 or have been exposed to it you should get tested. While waiting for test results, stay home, self-isolate.