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Health Unit Ordering All Schools Closed In Windsor Essex Next Week, Switching To Online Learning

The Windsor Essex County Health Unit is ordering all schools to close and switch to online and remote learning due to the growing COVID-19 cases in Windsor and Essex County.

“Due to the rapid growth of COVID-19 cases in Windsor and Essex County and the evidence of ongoing community transmission, I am issuing Section 22 orders under the Health Care and Promotion Act requiring all primary and secondary school students to go online./ Remote Learning effective Monday, December 14 Heath Medical Officer Dr Wajid Ahmed said News release, Thursday afternoon.

“The order will run for a week from December 14 to 18, bringing students into the school holiday break,” he said. “An extension of this order will be considered for COVID-19 epidemiological data for Windsor and Essex County.”

Dr Ahmed said measures were being taken “in an effort to keep our community safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19”.

“WECHU is working with all school boards in Windsor and Essex County to make continuing learning a priority during the COVID-19 epidemic,” he said.

The health unit said the order would include the following:

  • Schools will be closed for all students and individually, including before and after events
  • Schools are open for educators and staff
  • Schools are open only for day care full time

They say more information will be released in the Health Unit newspaper tomorrow morning YouTube Live briefing at 9:30 p.m.

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