News Release: COVID-19 Cases in Low German Speaking Communities in SouthWestern Ontario
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, July 30, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. | Windsor and Essex County
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.
“The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, along with the other southwestern Ontario public health units, are working tirelessly together to address this recent surge of COVID-19 cases. In collaboration with our local health partners, we are actively engaging with the local Low German speaking community to address this issue affecting so many across multiple regions,” says Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health.
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit encourages residents to follow credible sources for information about COVID-19.
Individuals with a positive COVID-19 result or individuals identified as close or household contacts must remain isolated for a 14-day period from the date of their last exposure or symptom development. Maintaining this isolation status is an important component to stopping the further spread of the virus. Other important ways to protect yourself from COVID-19 include:
- Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly;
- Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue;
- Keep surfaces clean and disinfected;
- Stay home unless it is essential to go out and stay home when you are sick;
- Practice physical distancing (2 Metres); and
- Wear a non-medical cloth mask in commercial establishments and in settings where physical distancing cannot be maintained.
For up-to-date COVID-19 facts, case counts, and statistics in Windsor and Essex County, visit www.wechu.org.
Visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.