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News Release: March 30, 2020

Region of Peel mobilizing to prevent and manage spread of COVID-19 among Peel's homeless residents

Brampton, ON (March 30, 2020) – In response to risks associated with COVID-19, the Region of Peel has rapidly mobilized to protect Peel's most vulnerable residents in its shelter system.

Additional protocols and programs have been put in place to prevent and manage the spread of COVID-19 in all Peel shelters and transitional housing facilities, and in the street outreach program.

Protocols include:

We continue to help people who are currently in the shelter system to find permanent housing.

An Isolation program was established on March 21, 2020 for clients who are being tested for COVID-19 or have risk factors for possible exposure to the virus and who are unsheltered or cannot self-isolate in specific facilities:

A Recovery program for those recuperating from COVID-19 will begin to operate shortly:

Street Outreachis operating daily and available through the Street Helpline (1-877-848-8481)

We have reached out to housing providers on how to mitigate their risks, including cleaning guidelines, closing of common areas, holding virtual board meetings, and on how to support all tenants such as accommodating late payments or alternate arrangements, not charging late fees, and postponing evictions as per provincial direction.

For details of each plan and guide, please visit: peelregion.ca/coronavirus/housing/

Visit peelregion.ca for Regional services impacted to help slow the rate of the COVID-19 virus.

Media contacts

David Hodkin
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel
Tel: 905-791-7800 ext. 4674

Gehna Singh-Kareckas
Manager, Strategic Client Communications
Region of Peel
Tel: 905-791-7800 ext. 8448

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.