The Windsor-Essex Health County Health Unit announced that they will soon make public the names of local businesses where they believe an employee has spread COVID-19 to one or more colleagues. You can read the new article here.
The City of Windsor will be handing out free hand sanitizer to small businesses and local religious, cultural and service groups on Friday June 12 from 9am to 2pm. You can read more here.
Random testing will continue in our region tomorrow in Leamington. It will take place at the Nature Fresh Farms Recreation Centre at 249 Sherk Street between 10am and 4pm. All residents 12 years of age and older are eligible for testing. Individuals should bring their health card and updated contact information with them.
The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windsor-Essex is now 1,104 and 67 deaths.
Today, the Provincial government announced a pilot project for the summer months to enable completion of in-person requirements for post-secondary students requiring labour practicums. While this is a relief for some students, this announcement fails to address many of the problems faced by Ontario post-secondary students, faculty and staff. We need to see more financial supports for students who are feeling the crunch now more than ever. Students need the government to exempt the Canadian Emergency Student Benefit from OSAP calculations to ensure students don’t receive less funding for school in their Fall term. The Minister of Colleges and Universities said that in addition to lessons learned from the pilot project, the government will engage in consultations over the summer to develop strategies for the broader re-opening of post-secondary institutions in September. You can read the government’s news release here.
Please continue to practice social distancing, wear your mask in public and keep your hands clean by washing them frequently.