Open Steamul Sauna
To Ontario Health Minister Hon. Christine Elliott
From Steamul Sauna of Mississauga (https://steamulsauna.ca)
Dear Mrs. Elliott,
We are a small, traditional, family oriented business which has been serving our community for more than 10 years. Since March 23, 2020 we are closed due to COVID-19. When Stage 3 reopening took place we were ordered to remain closed because of high-risk nature of our saunas.
We think that is not fair. We implemented all the necessary requirements to prevent the spread of disease according to current regulations, we set reduced maximum capacity in each room in our facility (including saunas) for social distancing. Nevertheless we are not allowed to operate saunas.
Sauna sessions are the main line of our business. We cannot offer other services without saunas. Saunas are not high-risk. According to scientific studies they are actually helpful to prevent the virus spread because no virus or bacteria could survive high temperature of 80-90 degree Celsius.
Our business is very health beneficial. Locals and people from all over GTA come to Steamul Sauna to relax, relieve stress, detox, normalize blood pressure, improve immune system, lose weight and get a quality massage. Our customers feel healthier and happier when they use our services on regular basis.
We employ 7 people and contribute a lot to local economy. Staying closed for unspecified period of time and paying expenses can push us to bankruptcy.
We ask you to let us reopen and operate saunas as soon as possible! Health and well-being of hundreds of Ontarians depend on us!