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News Release: March 13, 2020

Peel Public Health recommends additional COVID-19 precautions to protect Peel

MISSISSAUGA, ON. (March 13, 2020) – The Region of Peel – Public Health today made new recommendations to protect Peel residents, workers and visitors from COVID-19. These measures complement the new provincial guidelines, announced earlier today, to suspend mass gatherings with more than 250 people and defer non-essential travel outside of Canada.

Additionally, Peel Public Health is recommending the following:

"While these are significant steps that may seem alarming, I want to stress that the risk in Peel remains low at this time," said Dr. Jessica Hopkins, Medical Officer of Health for the Region of Peel. "These measures are preemptive to help protect our population in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. While we understand that these recommendations create challenges for families and for the broader community, now is the time to pull together and take collective action to reduce the risk for all."

New recommendations, effective immediately:

In addition to the above recommendations, everyone in the community can help protect themselves and others by following these steps:

Stay updated on the novel coronavirus in Peel at peelregion.ca/coronavirus and by following us at @RegionofPeel.

Media Contacts

Lesley Hudson
Communications specialist
Region of Peel
Tel: 905-867-8072

Sangeeta Sundaresan
Communications specialist
Region of Peel
Tel: 437-225-4898

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.