Percy Hatfield MPP, Windsor-Tecumseh

Government of Ontario

COVID-19 Update - June 30

Published on June 30, 2020

Good afternoon,

Windsor’s medical officer of health announced today that farm workers will not be allowed to return to work if they test positive for COVID-19, despite what the provincial government had said last week.

An employee at Huron Lodge long-term care home has tested positive for COVID-19, prompting the home to suspend all non-essential visits until further notice.

Air Canada has indefinitely suspended 30 domestic flights citing a drop in demand for air travel due to COVID-19. Among those flights suspended are Windsor to Montreal.

YMCA Canada is launching YCamp, a free virtual camp for kids to enjoy at home during this summer starting July 6. YCamp includes activities such as arts and crafts, character development and leadership, and environmental education. You can find out more information here.

Windsor-Essex will receive more than $500,000 from the provincial government to boost the region’s local tourism following an economic decline due to COVID-19. You can read the full article here.

There were 22 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total for Windsor-Essex to 1,602 with no new deaths.

Ontario courts will begin resuming in-person proceedings across the province on Monday, July 6, 2020. The gradual reopening of courtrooms will include strict health and safety protocols to protect staff and everyone required to attend a courthouse from COVID-19. More information can be found here.

The federal government has extended a sweeping travel ban that bars entry to all travellers who are not Canadian citizens, permanent residents or people entering from the U.S. for "essential" reasons. The new travel ban is effective until July 31.

Please note that  our office will be closed tomorrow July 1st. I hope everyone has a safe and happy Canada Day, but please celebrate safely! Please don’t gather in groups of more than 10 people, keep a 2 metre distance between yourselves, wear a face mask whenever possible, and wash your hands often.


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