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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, 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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Media Contact

Genevieve Ricciardella
Communications specialist
Region of Peel

About Peel's transition

The Ontario government announced the dissolution of Peel Region and the establishment of a Transition Board (TB) as part of Bill 112. The Transition Board was appointed to provide recommendations to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing on a range of restructuring matters related to the dissolution of Peel Region to make Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon independent municipalities by January 1, 2025.

To learn about the Transition Board, how it will make these recommendations, and to provide feedback to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, visit Ontario's Peel Region Transition Board website.

During our transition, Peel remains committed to providing services to residents and businesses. For information about our transition, visit Peel's transition website.

About Peel Region

Peel Region works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 200,000 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 and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram