For Immediate Release
July 20, 2020
STATEMENT: Mayor Crombie Responds to Peel Region Being Held in Stage 2
“Today, the province announced that Peel Region, along with Toronto and Windsor Essex, will remain in Stage 2 for the time being. I want to thank the province for continuing to take a cautious, regional approach to managing this pandemic that takes into account the realities that populous, dense Regions like Peel face.
While Mississauga is a good position with an average of 5 new daily cases, today’s decision recognizes that we have more work to do as a Region to drive cases down over a sustained period.
We know when restrictions are loosened, we inevitably open up our risk of transmission. Stage 3 will see the reopening of virtually all businesses and public spaces. It will also see indoor public gatherings increase significantly, from 10 to 50.
Stage 3 is not something that we should take lightly, nor should we rush it. We can’t afford to lose the progress we’ve made so far.
I understand that some residents and businesses may be disappointed by today’s decision. Our goal throughout this pandemic has been to move forward and never once look back. Our businesses and our people can’t afford to be in lockdown again.
I want to thank residents for their efforts and for making COVID-19 prevention a part of their daily lives. The progress we have achieved so far wouldn’t be possible without you.
I ask that you continue to be patient. Peel will enter Stage 3 when the time is right, and I’m confident that will be very soon.”
- Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga