Media Statement: Regarding Today’s Provincial Announcement
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For Immediate Release
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 | 5:00 p.m. | Windsor and Essex County
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit acknowledges today’s announcement by the provincial government and recognizes the effect of the pandemic on the community. The pandemic is not over and each individual will need to consider their individual level of risk in their daily decisions around protecting themselves and their families from COVID-19. It continues to be recommended that those who feel sick stay home, and for those at an increased risk to avoid high-risk situations like poorly ventilated areas or crowded indoor spaces. All residents are encouraged to continue visiting the health unit’s website regularly to determine the current level of community risk and make their decisions accordingly. Regardless of individual decisions around risk, it is important that as members of this community we treat each other with respect and kindness as we move through this stage of the pandemic together.
Similarly, businesses and organizations in Windsor-Essex should assess the level of risk among staff, clients, patrons, or patients and continue with existing public health measures based on their assessment of risk. Vaccination is the one of the cornerstones of preventing infectious disease and staying up to date by receiving a booster dose whenever eligible is the best way to protect against COVID-19 and its variants. In this context, the health unit continues to encourage local organizations create or maintain vaccination policies.