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.
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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.
Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health, has rescinded a Boil Water Advisory for drinking water system users serviced by the Union Water Supply.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Province of Ontario has amended the Smoke-free Ontario Act, 2017 to further address the prevalence of youth vaping. These amendments strengthen the restrictions on youth access to flavoured and high nicotine vapour products to protect youth under 19 years of age, from the harms associated with vaping.
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit continues to work with the Ministry of Health, local health care providers, and municipal partners to monitor and coordinate the response to COVID-19 as the situation evolves in the province and the community. Protecting the health and wellbeing of the residents of Windsor and Essex County remains our top priority. June 30th, 2020.