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Monday June 1st, 2020, 8:34pm

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Erie Shores Health Care along with the Windsor and Essex County Health Unit and Essex-Windsor EMS are working to expand medical assessments for migrant workers.

Erie Shores Health Care is dispatching a multidisciplinary medical and nursing team to join paramedics and health unit employees in conducting on-site assessments of migrant workers affected by COVID-19.

The health teams will start their visits this week.

The hospital says that there were more than 100 migrant workers in self-isolation because of COVID-19 Monday morning. Medical teams will meet them in person for face-to-face assessments and to develop a healthcare plan.

“While every death from COVID is devastating, this man’s story is particularly sad given that he was so far from home and in isolation during his last hours and days. Our system needs to do more for these vulnerable people. We need to close the gaps. Erie Shores HealthCare is committed to being part of the solution going forward, and we will work to help the Public Health Unit in providing a more hands-on follow-up in these types of situations,” said Chief of Staff & Interim CEO Dr. Ross Moncur, Erie Shores HealthCare.

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