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 Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health, has rescinded a Boil Water Advisory for drinking water system users serviced by the Union Water Supply.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

Published on Tuesday, July 21

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Based on a recent surge in individuals seeking tests for the COVID-19 virus, local hospitals and the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) are reminding the public about how to find the results of their COVID-19 test taken at either the Windsor Regional Hospital or Erie Shores Healthcare COVID-19 Assessment Centres.

Published on Thursday, July 16

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The pandemic blues can affect anyone. Boredom, isolation, or stress may lead individuals to consume more alcohol than normal, but there is help in our community for those who need help to lower their alcohol use. That is one of the messages being delivered in a new communication strategy being launched this week by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit.

Published on Tuesday, July 14

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The University of Windsor in partnership with the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit are inviting Windsor and Essex County residents aged 15 and over to participate in a Canadian study to share their thoughts on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected them and the impact it has had on their daily lives.

Published on Thursday, July 9

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For the first time this season, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) has identified Aedes albopictus invasive mosquitoes during routine surveillance in the City of Windsor. Aedes albopictus has been identified across the United States, including Michigan, Ohio, New York and has been routinely captured locally in the Windsor and Essex County region since 2016.