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Ontario’s return to school plan fails to meet legal health and safety requirements -Education unions

Toronto - Aug. 14, 2020: Ontario’s four major education unions have requested an immediate meeting with the Minister of Labour and representatives from the Ministry of Education, contending that the government’s “Guide to Re-Opening Ontario’s Schools” fails to meet the requirements set out in the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act. FULL STORY

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Windsor Orders Use of Masks inside Public Spaces

Windsor - Aug. 13, 2020: As Windsor-Essex enters Stage 3 of the provincial reopening framework this week, Mayor Drew Dilkens is taking action to clarify and standardize the rules regarding masks and face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Effective August 19, 2020, a mask that covers the nose and mouth will be required in all indoor public spaces FULL STORY

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Windsor-Essex to Join the Rest of Province in Stage 3

Toronto - Aug. 10, 2020: On the advice of the Chief Medical Officer Health and the local medical officer of health, Windsor-Essex will be allowed to move into Stage 3 on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. The decision was based on positive local trends of key public health indicators, including lower transmission of COVID-19, ongoing hospital capacity, public health capacity to conduct rapid case and contact management, and a significant increase in testing. FULL STORY

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COVID Update - Windsor-Essex to remain in Stage 2

Toronto - Aug. 4, 2020: In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the local medical officer of health, other health experts, and local authorities, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit will remain in Stage 2 as the province continues to monitor local transmission of COVID-19 and support efforts to contain its spread. FULL STORY

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Water over Road Warning - Lighthouse Cove

Lighthouse Cove - Aug. 3, 2020: Several roads in Lighthouse Cove currently have water over the road. North West winds along with high lake levels have caused this surge. Lakeshore crews have been dispatched and road barricades are erected. These barricades are to ensure local traffic only pass along the roads as driving through water covered sections of roads can exacerbate flood water conditions for area residents. FULL STORY

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Customers of Chuck’s Roadhouse Bar and Grill Advised to Monitor for COVID-19 Symptoms
Windsor - Aug. 2, 2020: The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) received a report late Thursday that an employee of the Chuck’s Roadhouse Bar and Grill, located at 6675 Tecumseh Road East in Windsor, has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee worked between Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25. Restaurant management has advised the WECHU that a thorough cleaning and sanitization has taken place.
COVID Alert Available for Download Beginning Today
Toronto - Jul. 31, 2020: As Ontarians continue to do their part to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the Ontario government is encouraging everyone to download the new COVID Alert app on their smart phone from the Apple and Google Play app stores. This app, which is available beginning today, lets users know if they may have been exposed to the virus. It is free, easy and safe to use. The more people who download the app, the more effective it will be in stopping the spread of COVID-19.
Ford’s low-budget school scheme increases risk to save money
Toronto - Jul. 30, 2020: The Ford government’s back-to-school scheme stacks kids in overcrowded classrooms, while forcing many high school students to do half their education alone at home with little to no help — putting students’ health and academic success at risk so that Ford can save money on the backs of students, again.
Ontario schools to re-open September 8th
Whitby - Jul. 30, 2020: Today, the Ontario government announced its plan to allow licensed child care centres across Ontario to open at full capacity starting September 1, 2020. This decision was made in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the COVID-19 Command Table. As a result, parents will be able to return to work knowing their children are in a safe and supportive care setting.
Windsor-Essex to remain in Stage 2, rest of province in Stage 3
Toronto - Jul. 29, 2020: Windsor-Essex County Health Unit region will remain in Stage 2. Ontario will continue to monitor local trends of key public health indicators in the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit region and move it into Stage 3 when it is safe to do so.
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