News Release: March 18, 2020
Region of Peel declares Emergency to protect health and safety of residents and staff
BRAMPTON, ON. (Mar. 18, 2020) – The Region of Peel has declared an Emergency today in support of the Province of Ontario's efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, with support from the Interim Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Lawrence Loh.
Declaring an emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act provides Peel with all options available to protect the health and safety of individuals and families living in the Region. This follows the activation of the Regional Emergency Operations Centre (REOC) on March 10, 2020 and supports Peel Public Health's ongoing work to protect community health.
For updates on essential services, visit our website peelregion.ca/coronavirus, which is kept up-to-date.
"Declaring an Emergency is an important step in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting the residents, businesses and employees in Peel. We're working with Caledon, Brampton and Mississauga to ensure we are all protected during this time," said Regional Chair, Nando Iannicca. "We are thankful to the Province of Ontario and the Canadian government for their commitments to protect every resident from the impacts COVID-19 is having on our communities. We are doing everything we can to contain the virus. Declaring an emergency allows us to act quickly and be able to respond to this evolving situation."
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The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for more than 1.5 million people and 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. Recognized as a leader in management and service delivery, the Region of Peel is the only government organization at any level to receive Excellence Canada's Platinum Award for Excellence, Innovation and Wellness®. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.