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Published on Tuesday, July 21

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Based on a recent surge in individuals seeking tests for the COVID-19 virus, local hospitals and the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) are reminding the public about how to find the results of their COVID-19 test taken at either the Windsor Regional Hospital or Erie Shores Healthcare COVID-19 Assessment Centres.

Published on Thursday, July 16

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The pandemic blues can affect anyone. Boredom, isolation, or stress may lead individuals to consume more alcohol than normal, but there is help in our community for those who need help to lower their alcohol use. That is one of the messages being delivered in a new communication strategy being launched this week by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit.

Published on Tuesday, July 14

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The University of Windsor in partnership with the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit are inviting Windsor and Essex County residents aged 15 and over to participate in a Canadian study to share their thoughts on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected them and the impact it has had on their daily lives.

Published on Thursday, July 9

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For the first time this season, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) has identified Aedes albopictus invasive mosquitoes during routine surveillance in the City of Windsor. Aedes albopictus has been identified across the United States, including Michigan, Ohio, New York and has been routinely captured locally in the Windsor and Essex County region since 2016.

Published on Wednesday, July 1

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The following statement can be attributed to Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health for the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU):

Published on Tuesday, June 30

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The Province of Ontario has amended the Smoke-free Ontario Act, 2017 to further address the prevalence of youth vaping. These amendments strengthen the restrictions on youth access to flavoured and high nicotine vapour products to protect youth under 19 years of age, from the harms associated with vaping.

Published on Tuesday, June 30

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit continues to work with the Ministry of Health, local health care providers, and municipal partners to monitor and coordinate the response to COVID-19 as the situation evolves in the province and the community. Protecting the health and wellbeing of the residents of Windsor and Essex County remains our top priority. June 30th, 2020.

Published on Monday, June 29

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit continues to work with the Ministry of Health, local health care providers, and municipal partners to monitor and coordinate the response to COVID-19 as the situation evolves in the province and the community. Protecting the health and wellbeing of the residents of Windsor and Essex County remains our top priority. June 29th, 2020.

Published on Sunday, June 28

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit continues to work with the Ministry of Health, local health care providers, and municipal partners to monitor and coordinate the response to COVID-19 as the situation evolves in the province and the community. Protecting the health and wellbeing of the residents of Windsor and Essex County remains our top priority. June 28th, 2020.

Published on Tuesday, June 23

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit continues to work with the Ministry of Health, local health care providers, and municipal partners to monitor and coordinate the response to COVID-19 as the situation evolves in the province and the community. Protecting the health and wellbeing of the residents of Windsor and Essex County remains our top priority. June 23rd, 2020.