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Health Unit Closes Kingsville Daycare Following Outbreak

Wednesday September 8th, 2021, 1:16pm


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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Discovery Child Care Centre in Kingsville.

As per provincial direction, a daycare outbreak is declared if there are two or more cases in a daycare that are linked and if there is evidence that at least one case could have been infected in the daycare facility.

The Health Unit says there are now 41 confirmed cases associated with the outbreak, which was first declared on August 27th. The facility has now been ordered closed by the Health Unit.

“It is essential that we act quickly and responsibility in order to prevent any further exposures of COVID-19 within this facility and the community,” said Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health. “Due to the amount of spread it is difficult to determine exact exposure dates which makes the immediate isolation and testing of all affected individuals an important step to minimize further risk.”

The Health Unit says the number of positive cases has steadily increased and is now the largest outbreak in a child care centre within the community. They say all facility staff and registered children have been directed to immediately self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19. Isolation for all staff and children will be required until at least September 17th, 2021 or a later date at the direction of health unit.

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