Toronto - Apr. 12, 2021: The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has made the difficult decision to move elementary and secondary schools to remote learning following the April break. This move has been made in response to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, the increasing risks posed to the public by COVID-19 variants, and the massive spike in hospital admissions. FULL STORY
Toronto - Apr. 7, 2021: Effective Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., the government is issuing a province-wide Stay-at-Home order requiring everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated), for outdoor exercise , or for work that cannot be done remotely. As Ontario's health care capacity is threatened, the Stay-at-Home order, and other new and existing public health and workplace safety measures will work to preserve public health system capacity, safeguard vulnerable populations, allow for progress to be made with vaccinations and save lives. FULL STORY
Toronto - Apr. 6, 2021: The Ontario government is moving into Phase Two of its COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan, with a focus on reaching individuals in "hot spot" communities where COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted certain neighbourhoods. In addition, this phase will prioritize individuals with the highest-risk health conditions in April 2021. With a steady supply of the COVID-19 vaccine expected from the federal government, over nine million Ontarians will be offered their first vaccination between April and end of June 2021. FULL STORY
Toronto - Apr. 6, 2021: Since its original release in 2015, the Apple Watch can become an essential fashion-piece and tech gadget. Apart from notifying you of messages and calls, it can monitor your health vitals and even double as a walkie talkie. What you might not already know is that there is a thriving gaming niche dedicated to the device. FULL STORY
Toronto - Apr. 1, 2021: The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is imposing a provincewide emergency brake as a result of an alarming surge in case numbers and COVID-19 hospitalizations across the province. The provincewide emergency brake will be effective Saturday, April 3, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. and the government intends to keep this in place for at least four weeks. FULL STORY
Lakeshore - Feb. 19, 2021: Lakeshore Recreation will begin to offer modified recreational programs, and use of its recreation facilities once the region officially enters Orange-Restrict of the response framework. Activities that may become available will include the indoor walking track, ice sports, open skating, shuffleboard, instructional classes at the Atlas Tube, Libro Centre in Woodslee and the Comber Community Centre, as well as a potential re-opening of the WFCU Pools at the Atlas Tube Recreation Centre. FULL STORY
Toronto - Feb. 11, 2021: Today, Stephen Lecce, Ontario's Minister of Education, issued the following statement regarding March break:
"In support of our collective efforts to keep schools safe, we are postponing March break until April 12-16, 2021. This decision was made with the best advice of Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health and public health officials, including consultations with many local Medical Officers of Health. FULL STORY
Toronto - Dec. 4, 2020: The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, local medical officers of health, and other health experts, is moving three public health regions to new levels with stronger public health measures as set out in the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework. Windsor Essex to remain in Level Red. FULL STORY
Toronto - Aug. 14, 2020: Ontario’s four major education unions have requested an immediate meeting with the Minister of Labour and representatives from the Ministry of Education, contending that the government’s “Guide to Re-Opening Ontario’s Schools” fails to meet the requirements set out in the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act. FULL STORY
Windsor - Aug. 13, 2020: As Windsor-Essex enters Stage 3 of the provincial reopening framework this week, Mayor Drew Dilkens is taking action to clarify and standardize the rules regarding masks and face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
Effective August 19, 2020, a mask that covers the nose and mouth will be required in all indoor public spaces FULL STORY
Toronto - Aug. 10, 2020: On the advice of the Chief Medical Officer Health and the local medical officer of health, Windsor-Essex will be allowed to move into Stage 3 on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. The decision was based on positive local trends of key public health indicators, including lower transmission of COVID-19, ongoing hospital capacity, public health capacity to conduct rapid case and contact management, and a significant increase in testing. FULL STORY
Toronto - Aug. 4, 2020: In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the local medical officer of health, other health experts, and local authorities, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit will remain in Stage 2 as the province continues to monitor local transmission of COVID-19 and support efforts to contain its spread. FULL STORY
Lighthouse Cove - Aug. 3, 2020: Several roads in Lighthouse Cove currently have water over the road. North West winds along with high lake levels have caused this surge.
Lakeshore crews have been dispatched and road barricades are erected. These barricades are to ensure local traffic only pass along the roads as driving through water covered sections of roads can exacerbate flood water conditions for area residents. FULL STORY
Windsor - Aug. 2, 2020: The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) received a report late Thursday that an employee of the Chuck’s Roadhouse Bar and Grill, located at 6675 Tecumseh Road East in Windsor, has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee worked between Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25. Restaurant management has advised the WECHU that a thorough cleaning and sanitization has taken place. FULL STORY
Toronto - Jul. 31, 2020: As Ontarians continue to do their part to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the Ontario government is encouraging everyone to download the new COVID Alert app on their smart phone from the Apple and Google Play app stores. This app, which is available beginning today, lets users know if they may have been exposed to the virus. It is free, easy and safe to use. The more people who download the app, the more effective it will be in stopping the spread of COVID-19. FULL STORY
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