News release: March 2, 2021
Peel Region makes updates to Section 22 Order for Businesses
Mississauga, ON (March 2, 2021) – Peel Public Health has made minor revisions to the Section 22 Order for workplaces issued in November, 2020.
The revisions to the Section 22 Order, which was issued under the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA), include:
- Aligning the definition of close contact with current Ministry guidance;
- Adding details on the fines for corporations in situations of non-compliance. These fines are set out within the Health Protection and Promotion Act but have been added to the Order for clarity; and
- Reinforcing the requirement for workplaces to notify the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of an outbreak.
This Order is part of measures put in place in Peel to try to limit spread of COVID-19. It applies across Peel, in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga, and the Town of Caledon.
The Order has been issued pursuant to section 22 (5.01) of the Health Protection and Promotion Act, RSO 1990, c H.7. For more information,read the COVID-19 class order fact sheet.
Quick Facts/Additional Resources
- Peel has had 320 workplace outbreaks since March 1, 2020.
- More information is available on the COVID-19 class order fact sheet.
- Workplace outbreaks by sector are updated daily on Peel's COVID-19 data dashboard. Select the Workplace tab.
Region of Peel
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.