Outbreak on Windsor-Essex farm prompts isolation order, work stoppage
Wajid Ahmed, Chief Officer of Health for Windsor-Essex County poses for an image outside his office in Windsor, Ont. on Thursday June 25, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rob Gurdebeke
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, July 1, 2020 2:44PM EDT
WINDSOR, Ont. - Health officials in the Windsor-Essex region say they've ordered a work stoppage at a farm experiencing a large outbreak of COVID-19.
The local public health unit says 191 cases of the virus were recorded at the farm over the weekend.
Chief medical officer Dr. Wajid Ahmed issued a mandatory order for the farm to ensure employees are isolated and stop working as a result of the outbreak.
Ahmed said targetted testing efforts are continuing at farms in the area.
The Windsor-Essex region also reported nine new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, with seven of them occurring in the agri-farm sector.
Ontario did not report provincewide COVID-19 numbers on Canada Day, but will resume its daily report on Thursday.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published on July 1, 2020.