Windsor Essex Moving To Stage 3 This Week

Monday August 10th, 2020

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Windsor and Essex County will finally be allowed to move to Stage 3 reopening, the province announced Monday.

On the advice of the Chief Medical Officer Health and the local medical officer of health, officials say Windsor-Essex will be allowed to move into Stage 3 on Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 at 12:01am.

The province says 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.”

“Thanks to the collective efforts of our frontline health care workers, public health experts, and the people of Windsor-Essex, more businesses in the region can hang up their ‘Open for Business’ sign and more people can go back to work as of this Wednesday,” said Premier Doug Ford. “As all of Ontario now enters into Stage 3, I ask everyone to remain on their guard and keep following the public health measures to protect the tremendous progress we’ve made and keep this deadly virus at bay.”

“I want to take the time to thank each and every Ontarian for their efforts, sacrifice and hard work, the entire province will now be in Stage 3 effective this Wednesday,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “This is an important milestone for the province in our fight against COVID-19 and one we can all be proud of. However, it’s never been more important for each of us to remain vigilant in following all public health advice.”

Businesses and public spaces that will be allowed to reopen in Stage 3 regions include dine-in restaurants, bars, gyms and fitness centres, personal care services, live shows, performing arts and movie theatres, casinos, live sporting events, tour and guide services, and recreational facilities and activities, among others.

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