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“Pay attention to everything you do,” he says. “We cannot allow this trend to continue. We cannot leave this change for our community at all. We need to keep our community open and we need to keep our community safe. ”
Over the weekend, the health unit reported 17 cases. Ten were among close contacts of confirmed cases, one was acquired in the community, one was linked to travel outside of Canada, and the origins of five were still under investigation.
While three local schools reported one active case each among student populations, no school is in an epidemic state, indicating that no transmission of COVID-19 has occurred in the school setting.
Health unit nurses continue to work with St. Anne’s Catholic French Immersion Elementary School, Christ the King French Immersion Catholic Elementary School, and Roseland Public School, where cohorts of students have not. been allowed to attend school for 14 days due to their respective recent high risk exposure. meet in class and, in some cases, on the school bus.
COVID-19 outbreaks have been reported in two local long-term care homes and retirement homes. At Lifetimes on Riverside in Windsor, two residents and three staff have tested positive since Thursday. At Iler Lodge in Essex, two residents and a member of staff have tested positive since Friday.
Since March, 33 long-term care homes and retirement homes have experienced outbreaks of the novel coronavirus. Of these, 31 are canceled. An outbreak is declared in facilities when one or more staff or residents test positive, even though no transmission has occurred between residents or staff.