First COVID-19 case confirmed at Catholic school in Windsor

Henrietta Strickland
September 16, 2020

The Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board has confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in one of its schools.

Dr. Wajid Ahmed says he will provide details on the cluster during his daily briefing on Thursday. He warned the public the second wave of COVID-19 is on the way, but how bad is up to individuals and whether they follow public health measures.

Out of the new cases, three are from retirement homes, one is from worldwide travel and one is a close contact. "The question is, how are we taking control of our fate?"

"The second wave will come", Ahmed said.

Ontario reported more than 200 cases for the fifth day in a row with 251 additional cases on Tuesday. "Potentially any of them could be a case", Ahmed said. That was nearly a 20 per cent drop from the 313 new cases reported on Monday, the highest single-day count since early June.

Windsor-Essex has had a total of 2,599 confirmed cases of the virus, including 2437 people who have recovered.

While some have suffered few, if any impacts of the virus, Ahmed urged people to think about others. "Please, talk to those who lost their businesses, people who lost their loved ones to COVID, people who lost their jobs".

WECHU is updating their Section 22 Order on masks to include libraries. It now applies to all libraries in the region.

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