The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is reporting 20 new COVID-19 cases today. Yesterday there were 11 cases, and on Tuesday there were 11 cases. There has been a total of 16,938 cases and 435 deaths since the pandemic began. Of the new cases reported today, eight are from close contact with another confirmed case, five are considered community spread, two are travel related, and five are under investigation. There are currently 65 active cases in the community, with 14 being variant of concern cases. There are two confirmed cases in the hospital, with one of those being in the ICU, and 16,438 cases have been listed as resolved. There have been 545,334 doses of the vaccine administered locally, with 76.3 per cent of individuals over the age of 12 having received one dose, and 67.4 per cent of individuals over the age of 12 having received both doses. Across the province today there were 213 cases of COVID-19. Yesterday there were 139 cases, and on Tuesday there were 164 cases.
The following vaccination pop-up COVID-19 clinics will be offered by the Community Response and Stabilization Team, a partnership between Erie Shores HealthCare and Essex-Windsor EMS, this week from 10am to 3pm, or while supplies last. Health cards are not required:
- August 6 at the University of Windsor (Education Parking Lot) – 333 California Ave
The local health unit is also hosting a student immunization clinic for non-COVID shots to help students born between 2006 and 2009 receive their vaccines for Hepatitis B, Meningococcal Disease, and HPV. The clinic is being offered on Wednesday August 11 for those who are not able to receive these vaccines through their community healthcare provider. They clinic will be by appointment only at Mackenzie Hall at 3277 Sandwich St W from 9am to 3:30pm. Families can book an appointment for their child by calling 519-259-2146 ext. 1222 or visiting here.
There is a boil water advisory in effect for the Bar Point and Lakewood service areas in Amherstburg due to the results of an adverse water sample. The town says residents will be notified when the advisory is lifted.
The local health unit has also recommended that residents avoid swimming at Belle River Beach and Colchester Beach due to water samples that show high levels of bacteria in the water and may pose a health risk. The remaining beaches in the area are open and bacteria levels are below the provincial standard.
Workforce WindsorEssex, in partnership with the City of Windsor’s Employment and Social Services Department, has launched a new WE Jobs portal and Resume Builder to help job seekers locate job opportunities across 50+ job boards simultaneously. There is no cost. You can read more here.
The Sandwich Towne Business Improvement Association will host their first Sandwich Towne Market this Sunday from 3pm-7pm in the parking lot of Hurricanes Pub and Grill at 3217 Sandwich St. There will be more than a dozen local craft and food vendors alongside live entertainment. Additional markets are also planned for August 22, September 5, and 19. More information is available on the Sandwich Towne BIA’s Facebook page here.
Please continue to stay safe by washing your hands, wearing a mask when you’re out in public, and practice physical distancing of 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.