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Published on Thursday, November 19

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COVID-related stigma can lead to harmful behaviours, such as bullying and cyberbullying. These actions have a negative impact on individuals, as well as hinder the ability to stop the spread of the virus.

Published on Tuesday, November 17

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) is declaring an outbreak of COVID-19 at Frank W. Begley Elementary school in Windsor.

Published on Friday, November 13

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The following statement can be attributed to Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health for the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU)

Published on Monday, November 2


The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) is encouraging residents to test their homes for radon gas this Fall and Winter. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and is linked to 16% of lung cancer deaths in Canada. Through our three-year study, we have found that approximately 11% of homes in Windsor and Essex County have unsafe levels.

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.