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Published on Friday, August 21

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As a key component of the Windsor-Essex Community Opioid and Substance Strategy, the health unit and other partners have released a “Request for Expressions of Interest” for a space to house an eventual Consumption and Treatment Services site.

Published on Tuesday, August 18

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) has confirmed a positive case of COVID-19 infecting a student at St. Clair College.

Published on Thursday, August 13

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Windsor-Essex County has entered Stage 3 of the provincial reopening plan.

Published on Wednesday, August 12

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) is releasing the Safe Return to School – A Public Health Toolkit for Windsor and Essex County on the website. The 41-page resource provides eight steps for ensuring safe school operations in September during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published on Saturday, August 1

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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.

Published on Friday, July 31

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The City of Windsor is taking part in an initiative to test local wastewater for evidence of the COVID-19 virus, which could help provide an early indicator if cases are increasing in the community.

Published on Thursday, July 30

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Public health units across Southwestern Ontario are working together to manage a recent surge of COVID-19 cases across a broad band of Low German speaking communities in Southwestern Ontario. The Health Units are actively managing cases and conducting extensive contact tracing to limit further spread of COVID-19.

Published on Monday, July 27

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Routine monitoring for West Nile Virus (WNV) has identified two positive mosquito pools in our community. This is the first confirmed sign of WNV in Windsor and Essex County (WEC) this year.

Published on Friday, July 24

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Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health, has rescinded a Boil Water Advisory for drinking water system users serviced by the Union Water Supply.

Published on Tuesday, July 21

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Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health, has issued a boil water advisory for customers serviced by the Union Water System in the Municipality of Leamington for the following area: