Health Unit Adds Two More Potential Public COVID-19 Exposures Locations

Wednesday September 9th, 2020

Posted at 5:36pm

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is alerting the public to two more potential public COVID-19 exposures at local area businesses as of Wednesday, September 9th.

Among the two new potential public exposures are a local banquet hall and a drug store. They say both exposures happened on Friday, September 4th. No further details were released.

The Health Unit lists locations open to the public where a positive case of COVID-19 worked, visited, or attended during their infectious period when it is determined there was a risk of public exposure, and when the Health Unit is not able to contact everyone who may have been exposed.

Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health for Windsor Essex said last week the local exposures listed are not about the businesses themselves but rather are about people who visited places while they were possibly contagious.

“It’s not a reflection of how the businesses were performing, it’s about the public who visited these facilities,” he said. “I just want to re-emphasize it’s not a reflection of the business.”

The Health Unit says the potential exposures listed are considered low risk, however as a precaution they ask anyone who visited any of the locations on the identified dates to monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 for fourteen days from the date of exposure.

Anyone with symptoms is asked to stay home and take the Health Unit’s online self-assessment tool.

You can find the updated list here.

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