The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is reporting 40 new COVID-19 cases today, while Toronto reported 166, Peel reported 77 cases, and Hamilton had 33 cases. Yesterday, our region had 47 cases, and on Wednesday there were 44 cases. There are now 404 active cases in our community, with 275 of those being variant of concern cases, bringing the total number of cases in our region to 19,201, and 448 deaths related to COVID-19. Of the new cases announced today, 12 are from close contact with another confirmed case, 12 are considered community spread, and 16 are under investigation. There are 17 workplace outbreaks, four school outbreaks, one community, outbreak, and one outbreak in a long-term care home. There are 16 confirmed cases in the hospital, with six in the ICU. Locally, a total of 593,173 doses of the vaccine have been administered, with 81.6 per cent of individuals over 12 having received one dose, and 74.7 per cent of individuals over 12 having received both doses. Across the province today there were 795 cases of COVID-19. Yesterday there were 864 cases, and on Wednesday there were 593 cases.
POTENTIAL COVID-19 EXPOSURE POINTS
The local health unit has updated their list of potential public COVID-19 exposure points. You can find the updated information here.
The local health unit will be operating pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics at the following locations this weekend:
- Saturday September 18
- 12pm to 4pm – Leamington Hop the GoVaxx Bus – 33 Princess St Parking Lot, Leamington
- 5pm to 9pm – Leamington Hop the GoVaxx Bus – Seacliff Park Upper Parking Lot, Leamington
- 6pm to 9pm – Sunset Amphitheatre in Seacliff Park – 24 Seacliff Dr. W., Leamington
- Sunday September 19
- 10am to 3pm - Leamington Hop the GoVaxx Bus – Leamington Dock Parking Lot, Leamington
For more information about where and how to receive your vaccine, visit www.wevax.ca
The City of Windsor has passed a new vaccine policy requiring all municipally employed staff to be fully vaccinated by November 15, 2021. Those who are not vaccinated will be put on unpaid leave. The new policy does include exemptions for medical or religious reasons which will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. You can read more here.
Similarly, the town of Amherstburg has passed their mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for town staff, requiring all staff to receive their first dose by September 30, and be fully vaccinated by November 15, 2021. Employees who remain unvaccinated will be required to take part in testing twice a week – if they refuse, they will be put on unpaid leave. You can read more here.
Two brand-new 2021 Chrysler Pacifica’s have been added to the list of prizes that vaccinated residents of Windsor-Essex could win in the WEVax To Win contest. So far, approximately 25,000 people have entered the contest, and the first draw is scheduled for October 1, 2021. For more information about the contest and to enter, please see here.
COVID-19 IN SCHOOLS
Another case of COVID-19 has been reported at the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board. The cases come from St. Angela Catholic Elementary School where a class was dismissed yesterday afternoon, and Assumption College Catholic High School where two classes were dismissed today. Additional outbreaks were reported at Sandwich Secondary School, Al-Hijra Academy, and Cardinal Carter Catholic Secondary School. The local health unit is reminding parents to monitor their kids for symptoms each morning and to keep them home if they are sick.
To find up-to-date information from the public-school board about COVID-19 cases, see here.
To find up-to-date information from the Catholic school board about COVID-19 cases, see here.
Please continue to stay safe and follow public health guidelines.