There were 24 new cases of COVID-19 reported today in Windsor-Essex, including 1 new deaths. Of the new cases, 11 are in the agri-farm sector, nine are community spread and four remain under investigation. The total numbers for our region now sit at 2,245 cases and 70 deaths. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has reiterated the importance of following the recommendations set out to prevent the spread of the virus and to combat a growing false sense of security that appears to be permeating. Please continue to practice social distancing, wear a face covering when out in public, and wash your hands often.
Our constituency office staff will continue to work remotely to avoid the spread of COVID-19, but we have gradually started to accept appointments for those who need to see us in person at the constituency office. To make an appointment please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 519-251-5199. Anyone coming into the office will be required to wear a mask.
We will be watching tomorrow see if the provincial government gives our region the green light to advance to Stage 3 of the re-opening framework.
The WFCU Centre on Thursday July 30 from 9am to 1pm while supplies last. Drivers are asked to enter through the intersection of McHugh Street and Mickey Renaud Way, and then follow the signage to the depot tents.
The Windsor Regional Hospital is reporting that they are operating at near 100 per cent capacity. A number of issues have contributed to the overcrowding including a high number of cardiac cases, fall out from a long period of time where people were not able to access or had limited access to healthcare, and an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations over the past two weeks.
The City of Windsor has announced that Lakeview Park Marina will be reopening their boat ramp and fuel pump starting Saturday August 1. Boaters will be contacted by staff at the marina between August 1-7 as their dock becomes ready to launch their boat for the season.
Despite the provincial government increasing the number of children allowed in childcare centres from 10 to 15 per room, we are hearing from day care operators that inconsistent funding is holding back some facilities from re-opening or expanding. Our caucus has been calling on the provincial government to provide emergency financial support to centres and invest in making child care accessible and affordable, both as we recover from COVID-19 and in the future.