There were 41 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor-Essex today, with 25 of those coming from the agri-farm sector, 14 in the community, one local health care worker and one case under investigation. Our region now has a total of 2,221 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 69 deaths and 1,433 cases resolved. please continue to be diligent in following the public health guidelines. Wash your hands frequently, maintain physical distancing of at least 2 metres, and wear your mask in public. Please remember that face masks should cover your nose, mouth, and chin at all times when you are wearing it.
The Windsor Regional Hospital has received approval from Ontario Health to open a second COVID-19 testing centre in Windsor. The new location will be at the Windsor Regional Hospital Met Campus. Details are still being finalized but it is expected that this new testing centre will be open to the public in late August, 2020.
Windsor’s Sandpoint Beach is preparing to reopen this Wednesday July 29, however there will be controlled access to limit the number of people on the beach and COVID-19 safety measures in place.
The Ontario government announced funding for municipalities through the Safe Restart Agreement made with the federal government. Up to $4 billion will be dedicated to Ontario's 444 municipalities. Of the $4 billion, $777 million will be from the federal government and $1.22 billion will be from the province to aid with costs such as those associated with homeless shelters, women’s shelters and food banks. The other $2 billion will be split equally between the federal and provincial government and is specifically earmarked for public transit. The federal contribution of $777 million and $1 billion respectively are part of the federal contribution to the province from the Safe Restart Agreement. There is no word yet on how much the municipalities in Windsor-Essex will receive.