Windsor-Essex moving into Stage 3 of Ontario’s reopening plan on Aug. 12
COVID-19 outbreaks among migrant workers on farms in the region had previously held Windsor-Essex back from Stage 3.
The Windsor-Essex region of Ontario will join the rest of the province in Stage 3 of its reopening plan on August 12.
The provincial government made the announcement on August 10.
Other parts of the province entered Stage 3 on July 17, 24, and 31, but outbreaks among migrant workers on farms in the region had previously held Windsor-Essex back from Stage 3.
Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. David Williams, said he made the decision based on positive local trends, including lower transmission of COVID-19, a significant increase in testing, and the local public health unit’s capacity to conduct rapid case and contact management.