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Windsor-Essex moving into Stage 3 of Ontario's reopening plan on Wednesday

Last Updated Aug 10, 2020 at 10:24 am EDT

The Windsor-Essex region will join the rest of Ontario in Stage 3 of the province’s reopening plan on Wednesday.

The provincial government made the announcement this morning.

Outbreaks among migrant workers on farms in the region had previously held Windsor-Essex back from Stage 3.

Other parts of the province entered Stage 3 on July 17, 24, and 31.

Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. David Williams, says he made the decision based on positive local trends.

Those include lower transmission of COVID-19, a significant increase in testing and the local public health unit’s capacity to conduct rapid case and contact management.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 10, 2020.

The Canadian Press