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News Release: April 1, 2020

Region of Peel takes stronger steps to protect residents against COVID-19

Brampton, ON (April 1, 2020) - Effective immediately, the Region of Peel is taking even stronger steps to protect Peel residents and slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

Through a class order issued by the interim Medical Officer of Health under Section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act (PDF), Peel Public Health will restrict the mobility of all residents with COVID-19, those considered probable cases and all associated close contacts. These individuals must stay in their homes for 14 days or risk daily fines up to $5,000.

"Our opportunity to flatten the curve is coming to an end. We must act now to save lives and protect our healthcare system and frontline workers," said Dr. Lawrence Loh, Interim Medical Officer of Health for the Region of Peel. "We know that COVID-19 does not travel on its own; it is transmitted from person to person. These measures are intended to limit interactions that can spread the virus and break chains of transmission in our community."

Peel Public Health also strongly recommends that:

When out, residents are reminded to practice physical distancing, avoid crowds and physical contact such as handshakes, and stay a safe distance of two metres from other people.

Residents can stay up-to-date on COVID-19 in Peel by visiting peelregion.ca and following us on Twitter and Facebook at @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.

For call-in media availability with Dr. Lawrence Loh between 3:30 and 4:00 p.m. on April 1, please e-mail Lisa Dhillon at lisa.dhillon@peelregion.ca or 647-409-3056.

Media contacts

Lisa Dhillon
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel
Tel: 905-791-7800 ext. 4386

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.