The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has announced three new cases of COVID-19 today, with one case being the result of close contact with someone with the virus while the other two remain under investigation. Our region now has a total of 2,562 confirmed cases, 2,420 resolved cases and 76 deaths. Across the province, the number of COVID-19 cases soared over 200, the highest we’ve seen since June.
ENWIN Utilities is now accepting applications from small businesses for the COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program. Eligible small businesses and registered charities can receive a one-time rebate on their bills of up to $425 and up to $850 for those with electric heating. For more information and the application form, please visit.
As the Legislature returns next Monday, our Caucus will be fighting for action to stop the rise in COVID-19 infections, and to deliver a recovery that prioritizes everyday people. This pandemic took advantage of the gaps in underfunded services, including long-term care and our children’s schools. Cuts to education, long-term care and public health undermined the things that families needed to be safe. We need to be hiring thousands of teachers, education workers and nursing home staff to battle back against COVID-19, and protect the people we love. Our Caucus will push for changes that not only restore services and jobs, but improve them.
The provincial government has launched a website showing all the cases of COVID-19 in the province’s schools and child-care centres, a move that our Caucus has been calling for. The launch of the site this morning reveals that licensed child care settings have seen 56 cases of COVID-19, and before-and-after school-based child care is about to ramp up. We have been pushing the provincial government to support child care centre so they have smaller groups of kids, more staff, better physical distancing, and more help with cleaning and screening. We will continue to monitor these numbers closely, and will continue to urge the provincial government to better support the struggling child care sector by providing the funding that centres have been calling for to keep kids and staff safe and healthy. You can find the website here.
Today is the due date for homeowners and condo corporations with warranty claim submissions or requests for conciliation that were due between March 16 and September 11, 2020 to submit their warranty forms or requests for conciliation. All forms and requests for conciliation inspections due after September 11, 2020 should be submitted on-time according to their due date. Please note that MyHome will be unavailable from Friday, September 11, 5:00 p.m. until Saturday, September 12, 5:00 a.m. due to maintenance. If a form is due during the maintenance period, it can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by end of day on Monday September 14, 2020. Tarion has also resumed in-person inspections. Also, all postponed conciliations and inspections have been rescheduled to the earliest possible date.
Please continue to practice social distancing, wear a mask when out in public, and wash your hands often.