The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit reported one new COVID-19 cases for the region Thursday. The new case was acquired through community spread.
There are now 61 active cases of COVID-19 in Windsor-Essex.
Currently, one agri-farm workplace in Kingsville and a construction site in Lakeshore remain in outbreak.
92 Lambton-Kent students in quarantine
Two schools in the Lambton Kent District School Board are reporting COVID-19 cases.
Bright's Grove Public School and Colonel Cameron Public School each reported one case Thursday.
The two schools remain open, though at the direction of Lambton Public Health, two classes from each school have been sent home to quarantine.
At Bright's Grove, 47 students are in quarantine and from Colonel Cameron, 45 students are at home, according to the school board.
Public exposure notice
On Thursday evening, the health unit added a public exposure notice for a restaurant in Kingsville. It said the risk is low and individuals should monitor for symptoms 14 days from the date of exposure.
- Mettawas Station Restaurant at 169 Lansdowne Ave. in Kingsville. on Oct. 8 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Oct. 10 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
How and where to book a COVID-19 test
Walk-in tests for the novel coronavirus are no longer available in the province. Anyone in Ontario who needs to get a COVID-19 test will have to book an appointment at an assessment centre or select pharmacies.
According to the province, those looking to book a test at an assessment centre should do so only if they:
- Have a symptom of COVID-19.
- Have a high-risk exposure to someone who has the virus as informed by your public health unit or exposure notification through the COVID Alert app.
- Are a resident or work in a setting that has a COVID-19 outbreak.
- Reside or work in long-term care home.
- Are visiting a long-term care home.
- Reside or work in homeless shelter.
- Are an international student that has passed their 14-day quarantine period.
- Are a farm worker.
- Require a COVID-19 test for international travel clearance.
- Self-Identify as Indigenous.
- Resident or worker in other congregate living settings and institutions.
Windsor Regional Hospital is operating two assessment centres — one at the hospital's Ouellette Campus and one at St. Clair College's Sportsplex.
People can no longer walk-in for testing at these facilities, and instead will have to book an appointment online here, or get assistance by calling 519-973-4443. Those sites are open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Erie Shores HealthCare is also operating an assessment centre under the same criteria as Windsor Regional Hospital.
Those looking to book a test at Erie Shores Healthcare can do so online here or call 519-326-2373 extension 4263. The assessment centre in Leamington is open every day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Asymptomatic testing is currently available at three Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacies in Windsor.
The person must also fall under one of five categories:
- Living, working in or visiting a long-term care facility.
- Residing or volunteering at a shelter.
- Have been given a clearance for international travel.
- An international student travelling into the country to start school after the 14-day isolation period ends.
- An Indigenous person.
For more information or to find a testing site closest to you, visit Ontario's COVID-19 testing website.
COVID-19 in Sarnia-Lambton
Lambton Public Health has reported one new case of COVID-19 Wednesday. There have been a total of 351 cases in Lambton County, three are currently active.
Twenty-five people have died over the course of the pandemic in the region.
COVID-19 in Chatham-Kent
Chatham-Kent Public Health reported no new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.
There are currently no active cases in the region. In total there have been 371 cases in Chatham-Kent with three deaths.