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Windsor Essex Remaining In Red ‘Control’ Status

Friday December 4th, 2020, 12:46pm


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Windsor-Essex will be remaining in Red – Control status under the province’s COVID-19 response framework after the province’s weekly announcement regarding changes to regional health unit statuses.

The province announced Friday that the Middlesex-London Health Unit and the Thunder Bay District Health Unit will transition to Orange – Restrict and Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit will transition to Yellow-Protect as of Monday.

Windsor-Essex had moved one level each week from Green to Yellow to Orange to Red over the past several weeks. The next level in the province’s framework is Grey – Lockdown, but the province did not announce any changes for Windsor-Essex today.

The province said previously public health units will stay in their level for a minimum of 28 days, or two COVID-19 incubation periods. After that time, the government says they will assess the impact of public health measures to determine if a public health unit can be moved to a less restrictive level.

The province says they consult regularly with local medical officers of health “on local context and conditions to help inform the classification of their public health unit region” and that trends in public health data will “continue to be reviewed weekly to determine if public health units should stay where they are or be moved into a higher level.”

Five other regions in Ontario remain in Red: Durham Region Health Department, City of Hamilton Public Health Services, Halton Region Public Health, Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services, and York Region Public Health.

Two regions remain in Lockdown: Peel Regional Health Unit and Toronto Public Health.

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