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Windsor-Essex region redoubles efforts to get back to business amid COVID-19 outbreak

On June 23, the local health unit reported 32 new cases of COVID-19 with 30 cases in individuals working in the agri-farm industry.


June 24, 2020
By Greenhouse Canada

Earlier this week, Windsor-Essex businesses, municipal leaders and the community learned that the region would not be moving into phase two of reopening, the last remaining region to move forward in Ontario.

On June 23, the local health unit reported 32 new cases of COVID-19 with 30 cases in individuals working in the agri-farm industry. In the provincial update on June 22, premier Doug Ford said the province began proactive testing for COVID-19 on farms over the weekend, sending in mobile testing units to the largest farms with many in the Windsor-Essex region.

The sector has and will continue to deliver testing for all agri-food employees, promoting a mix of on farm and assessment center protocols to all farm workers. “Many employees have significant fears associated with testing positive and we are committed to collectively address these concerns”, added Peter Quiring, Leamington area greenhouse grower.

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Ontario’s Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) says they are redoubling efforts and resources in controlling COVID-19 infections to get back to business as quickly as possible and listed five steps they taking. Read more on Greenhouse Canada.