MEETING CANCELLED- 1200 Old Derry Road

March 16, 2019

Dear Neighbour,

With guidance from Peel Public Health and in an abundance of caution for both residents and staff around the COVID-19 pandemic, please be advised that the following community meeting HAS BEEN CANCELLED:

MEETING CANCELLED- 1200 OLD DERRY ROAD (HUMPHRIES FARM DEVELOPMENT)

Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at 7:00 pm

Gymnasium, Levi Creek Public School

1525 Samuelson Circle, Mississauga, ON L5N 7Z1

This community meeting will be rescheduled to a later date accordingly, and residents will be advised of the new meeting date via mail and e-mail notifications.

In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, Region of Peel – Public Health has strongly recommended that organizers of large gatherings or community events in the Region of Peel should consider cancelling or postponing all non-essential large gatherings and community events.  A large gathering is an event with a number of people in close contact for an extended period of time.  Large gatherings can contribute to the transmission of infections, including COVID-19. The potential risks for transmission include increased crowds and restricted points of access/exit, which force participants through high touch areas (e.g., doors, elevators).  According to Peel Public Health, the best way to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses such as COVID-19 is to:

  • Stay home if you are ill.
  • Practice social distancing: reduce physical contact with others (of at least 2 metres apart) to break the pathways COVID-19 uses to move between people, such as shaking hands and direct contact.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose as much as possible.
  • Avoid contact with people who are ill and their items.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands. Wash hands after coughing and sneezing.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle, including a healthy diet, exercise and enough sleep, to enhance your body’s immune system.
  • Get a flu shot. You are more likely to contract influenza than COVID-19 and being sick lowers your immunity to other germs.

The City’s Emergency Operations Centre has been activated and staff are meeting regularly to monitor, develop and implement response measures as the situation evolves. To learn about the latest updates on actions taken by the City of Mississauga visit mississauga.ca/coronavirus.  For further COVID-19 information, please visit Region of Peel Public Health peelregion.ca/coronavirus.

Please feel free to forward this e-mail to your neighbours and anyone who may be interested in this development proposal.

Yours truly,

George Carlson

Councillor, Ward 11

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