The Eastern Ontario Health Unit is imposing new restrictions on food and drink establishments, sports and recreation facilities and personal care services in Alexandria, Cornwall, Casselman, Clarence-Rockland, Hawkesbury and other areas of eastern Ontario.
The new measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the community were announced as Public Health Ontario reported 43 new cases of COVID-19 in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit region on Saturday.
Medical Officer of Health Dr. Paul Roumeliotis issued a new Order under Section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act that will come into effect on Monday, and remain in effect for 28 days.
“The last thing I want is for businesses in our community to have to shut their doors again as they did in the spring,” said Dr. Roumeliotis.
“By putting these new measures in place, I’m hoping we can stop the rising number of infections and prevent another shutdown that would hurt our economy.”
The new COVID-19 measures include limiting the number of people who can be seated at a table in bars and restaurants to a maximum of six people, while the total number of patrons in the indoor and outdoor sections of a food and drink establishment must not exceed 100.
Indoor dining at bars and restaurants in eastern Ontario is still allowed.
For banquet halls, the total number of patrons permitted in the premises is limited to the number that can maintain a physical distance of at least two meters, and in any event cannot exceed 50 indoors or 100 outdoors.
Establishments must also conduct a COVID-19 screening on every patron and record their name and contact information.
“This really mimics what happened on Oct. 2 when Ottawa, Toronto and Peel were put in these enhanced zones, before they were put into the red hot zone,” said Dr. Roumeliotis during a media conference late Friday.
“I think this is very fair request and saving closures.”
The new measures for indoor sports and recreational facilities include limiting the total number of people permitted in a class, organized program or organized activity to a maximum of 10 people, excluding instructors/trainers/coaches.. The total number of people permitted to be indoors at the facility in areas containing weights or exercise machines cannot exceed 50.
The order applies to gymnasiums, health clubs, community centres, multi-purpose facilities, arenas, exercise studios, yoga studios, dance studios, and other indoor fitness centres.
For personal care settings, including hair salons and barber shops, manicure and pedicure salons, spas and tanning salons, they must conduct a COVID-19 screening for every client and record their name and contact information.
Last Sunday, Dr. Roumeliotis told CTV News Ottawa the region may have to consider moving to a modified Stage 2, like Ottawa, due to rising COVID-19 cases.
On Thursday, the medical officer of health said he was no longer recommending eastern Ontario move into a modified Stage 2, but wanted to impose new restrictions on establishments to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
Ontario introduced new restrictions on bars, restaurants, fitness centres and other recreation complexes in Ottawa on Oct. 2. On Oct. 10, the Ontario Government moved Ottawa into a modified Stage 2, which included prohibiting indoor dining at bars and restaurants, and closed gyms, fitness centres and movie theatres.
63 New Cases Of COVID-19, 1 New Death In Windsor Essex As Of Saturday – windsoriteDOTca News
The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has announced 63 new cases of COVID-19 as of Saturday, bringing the local total to 3,570.
Cases increased from 3,507 on Friday November 27th to 3,570 on Saturday November 28th and 367 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.
Saturday’s increase in cases by 63 is the highest daily increase since June 28th.
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The Health Unit says 26 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 7 cases are community acquired, 2 cases are agri-farm workers, 3 cases are local health care workers, 1 case is travel related to the US, and the sources of 24 cases are still being investigated by the Health Unit’s case and contact management staff.
They say 3,124 people locally have recovered (an increase of 49 recoveries today).
There has been one additional death from COVID-19 in Windsor Essex as of Saturday bringing the local death toll to 79. The Health Unit says a man in his 60s from the community passed away.
As of Saturday, the Health Unit lists 11 people as hospitalized, and 2 people in the ICU with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windsor Essex. Eight hospitalizations are listed at Windsor Regional Hospital.
Long-term Care / Retirement Home Outbreaks
As of Saturday, four long-term care/retirement homes remain under outbreak:
- Leamington Mennonite (Leamington) has 0 resident cases and 1 staff case
- Riverside Place (Windsor) has 17 resident cases and 3 staff cases (1 new staff case today)
- Lifetimes on Riverside (Windsor) has 5 resident cases and 4 staff cases
- Iller Lodge (Essex) has 18 resident cases and 3 staff cases
As of Saturday, there are seven workplaces under outbreak:
- 3 outbreaks at agri-farms in Leamington
- 1 outbreak at a health care and social assistance workplace in Lakeshore
- 1 outbreak at a finance and insurance workplace in Leamington
- 1 outbreak at a manufacturing facility in Windsor
- 1 outbreak at a place of worship in Leamington
As of Saturday, two schools remain under outbreak:
- W.J. Langlois Catholic Elementary School
- Frank W. Begley Public School
As of Saturday, there are two community outbreaks:
- Riverplace Residence
- Victoria Manor
COVID-19 cases confirmed in several Regina, Saskatoon hockey teams – CTV News
The Saskatchewan government has declared new outbreaks in several hockey teams, including three in Regina.
Outbreaks in other Saskatchewan hockey teams including the Assiniboia Rebels, the Fort Qu’Appelle Fort Knox and the Regina Cherries Sr. Men’s teams.
Saskatoon Minor Hockey reported outbreaks in “multiple teams” this week.
According to the province, an outbreak is declared when two people or more test positive for COVID-19 in a non-household setting.
Below is a list of locations where outbreaks have been declared, along with the date of the declaration:
- Turvey Centre (Louis Riel play cast members), Nov. 26
- Doogz Diggers Hockey Team, Nov. 26
- Bro-Ci-Tops Hockey Team, Nov. 26
- Gailenes Child Care, Nov. 26
- Cherries Sr. Men Hockey Team, Nov. 25
- Paul Dojak Centre, Nov. 25
- Regina Provincial Correctional Centre (Isolation Unit), Nov. 25
- Pioneer Village, Nov. 25,
- First Years Learning Centre, Nov. 24
- Tim Hortons, South Albert, Nov. 22
- Parkside Extendicare, Nov. 20
- Santa Maria Long-term Care Home, Nov. 20
- Highland Curling Club, Nov. 20
- Avena Foods, Nov. 20
- Jesus the Anointed One Church, Nov. 18
- Ecole Wascana Plains School, Nov. 18
- Clare Parker Homes, Nov. 17
- Evraz Steel Mill, Nov. 17
- Culture Grooming Lounge, Nov. 17
- Revera Green Falls Landing, Nov. 15
- Saskatoon Minor Hockey (multiple teams), Nov. 25
- Saskatoon Food Bank, Nov. 24
- Oliver Lodge, Nov. 24
- Lutheran Sunset Home, Nov. 20
- Royal University Hospital, Unit 5300 (Ortho/Trauma), Nov. 20
- Saskatoon Correctional Centre, Nov.17
- Luther Special Care Home, Nov. 17
- Martensville High School, Martensville, Nov. 11
- The Mosaic Company – Esterhazy K3, Esterhazy, Nov. 25
- Northside Sales and Service, Ituna, Nov. 13
- Rebels Hockey Team, Assiniboia, Nov. 23
- Senior Balcarres Broncos Hockey, Balcarres, Nov. 22
- Fort Knox Hockey Team, Fort Qu’Appelle, Nov. 22
- Little Castle Child Care Centre, Indian Head, Nov. 17
- Hayes Haven Person Care Home, Indian Head, Nov. 17
- Gunnar Mine, Uranium City, Nov. 13
- St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Ile-a-la-Crosse, Nov. 25
- Condo building, Battleford, Nov. 21
- U19 Bruins hockey, Prince Albert, Nov. 13
- Global Sports Academy, Prince Albert, Nov. 13
- Safeway, Prince Albert, Nov. 13
- River Heights Lodge, North Battleford, Nov. 12
- Purolator, Prince Albert, Nov. 12
- Caleb Village, North Battleford, Nov. 11
COVID-19 clusters identified at Windsor Regional, Hotel-Dieu Grace hospitals – Windsor Star
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Visits to the floor are not allowed until further notice.
“Both hospitals continue to work with the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit to investigate the circumstances of the cluster and we will provide an update when more details become available,” the Windsor Regional release says.
HDGH says the patients in its affected unit are all being tested and staff who worked in the unit are being offered testing. In addition, the hospital is closing the unit to new admissions, enhancing cleaning, reinforcing the importance of PPE use and consistent hand-washing, and suspending a visitation program in the unit that allows designated family members to help with care.
Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health for the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, said the health unit is working closely with hospital officials to investigate the clusters. Due to privacy concerns, he said, the health unit is “unable to disclose publicly any further details about the cases or the number of close contacts at the hospitals.”
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