Dr. Wajid Ahmed, scientific officer of health for the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, speaks with reporters on March 12, 2020. List by Mark Brown/Blackburn News.
July 1, 2020 1:18pm
The native health unit is ordering workers at an Essex County farm to pause working following an enlarge of COVID-19 cases.
Over the weekend, 191 new cases of the virus were reported amongst farmworkers at a single farm. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit didn’t specify the placement of the farm.
Nonetheless, archaic Essex MP Tracey Ramsey did establish the farm in query in a submit on Facebook.
At the moment, there are administrative heart outbreaks at two farms in Leamington and two farms in Kingsville.
Scientific Officer of Health Dr. Wajid Ahmed issued the repeat on Wednesday morning underneath portion 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act. It requires the proprietor and operator of the farm to construct fantastic the isolation of workers and prohibits them from working unless further route.
Windsor-Essex County is home to approximately 176 farms and more than eight,000 Non everlasting International Workers and complete-time home workers.
“The protection and well-being of all workers is our high precedence,” Ahmed acknowledged in a assertion. “It is imperative that we pause the transmission of COVID-19 on this farm and our agricultural sector. All affected workers ought to be remoted and their health and wellbeing be monitored forward of any return to work could well even be discussed.”
Meanwhile, a complete of nine new cases were reported in Windsor-Essex on Wednesday, seven of which came from the agri-farm sector.
The COVID-19 case depend now sits at 1,611 within the distance.