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Updated: Jul 16, 2020

Masks and face coverings / indoor public spaces

Peel Public Health Update:

In Peel, it's now mandatory to wear a mask inside public spaces to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

When combined with distancing and hand-hygiene, emerging evidence suggests that masks may additionally contribute to stopping spread. Research has started to identify that, if worn correctly, masks might help reduce spread by blocking droplets that leave your mouth and nose when you talk, cough, sing, or sneeze.

Since COVID-19 is spread through droplets and infected droplets have been shown to transmit from individuals that are not showing symptoms, wearing masks may help control spread by preventing your droplets from accidentally infecting others, if appropriate physical distancing and hand washing are maintained.

What the mandatory mask bylaws mean for you:

  • You must wear a mask or face covering when you're inside public spaces.

  • Masks include disposable or cloth masks, bandanas, scarfs, or similar items. It must cover your nose, mouth and chin, without any gaps.

  • Follow the mask policy of the business you're visiting. If you are unsure what their policy is, ask them.

  • Exemptions are allowed, including for individuals who have trouble breathing. Full exemptions by city are available on municipality websites. Proof of an exemption is not required.

  • You may be asked to wear a mask when entering a business.

  • If you're a business owner, show kindness when reminding people about wearing a mask. Remember that some people cannot wear masks.

Masks / Face coverings

Peel Public Health is the lead agency for information to Mississauga residents on novel coronavirus (COVID-19). For the most up-to-date information on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) visit Peel Public Health at

Contact Peel Public Health (905-799-7700).

As part of their continued efforts to reduce the spread of infection Trillium Health Partners have opened a COVID19 Assessment Centres at the Mississauga Hospital & Credit Valley Hospital. Hours of Operation 8:30am - 7:30pm. Subject to change

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