Percy Hatfield MPP, Windsor-Tecumseh

Government of Ontario

COVID-19 Update - October 22

Published on October 22, 2020

Good evening,

Windsor-Essex reported seven new cases of COVID-19 today. Of those seven cases, three are a result of close contact with a confirmed case, one is community acquired, and three are under investigation. This brings our local total up to 2,780 cases with 32 active cases. Ontario reported 841 more cases of COVID-19 today, as compared to 719 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, 821 cases on Tuesday, and 704 cases on Monday. The number of active infections across the province has increased to 6,390.

In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the City of Windsor and Windsor Veterans Memorial Services Committees is asking that only representatives from the Windsor Veterans Memorial Service, pre-registered wreath bearers, and government officials attend the annual Remembrance Day Ceremony. However, the ceremony will be broadcast live on YourTV and on the City of Windsor’s Facebook page. The Windsor Veterans Memorial Services Committee suggests visiting a veterans section at one of the local cemeteries should you wish to pay tribute to our veterans.

The government revealed a bill earlier this week that attempts to strip families of their right to sue the government or for-profit long-term care homes, following the deaths of more than 1,900 seniors during the pandemic. At the same time, the government voted down our motion to replace for-profit long-term care corporations with a non-profit and public system. Our parents and grandparents deserve better, and we should be putting care and quality of life of seniors before profits.

Please continue to listen to public health experts and wash your hands frequently, practice physical distancing of 2 metres apart, and wear a mask when physical distancing is not possible and where otherwise required.

-Percy