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Published on Monday, October 19

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Flu season is here and the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) urges everyone over the age of 6 months to get their annual flu shot. The annual flu shot is the best way to protect yourself, and those around you, from the influenza virus.

Published on Friday, October 16

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With Thanksgiving behind us, and the cooler weather upon us, attentions are turning to Halloween. This year we all need to plan beyond our costume and prioritize health and safety to continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It is important that everyone, especially children understand that Halloween will look differently this year.

Published on Tuesday, October 6

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Thanksgiving is a time of tradition where we celebrate all we have to be thankful for. Often families travel and gather together to celebrate. This year we will all need to set new traditions to celebrate Thanksgiving safely and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Published on Monday, August 31

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A Windsor-Essex County (WEC) resident has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This marks the first clinically diagnosed and lab-confirmed human case for 2020 in our region.

Published on Friday, August 21

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As a key component of the Windsor-Essex Community Opioid and Substance Strategy, the health unit and other partners have released a “Request for Expressions of Interest” for a space to house an eventual Consumption and Treatment Services site.

Published on Tuesday, August 18

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) has confirmed a positive case of COVID-19 infecting a student at St. Clair College.

Published on Thursday, August 13

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Windsor-Essex County has entered Stage 3 of the provincial reopening plan.

Published on Wednesday, August 12

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) is releasing the Safe Return to School – A Public Health Toolkit for Windsor and Essex County on the website. The 41-page resource provides eight steps for ensuring safe school operations in September during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published on Saturday, August 1

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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.

Published on Friday, July 31

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The City of Windsor is taking part in an initiative to test local wastewater for evidence of the COVID-19 virus, which could help provide an early indicator if cases are increasing in the community.