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UPDATE: Hospital and Long-Term Care Health Care Workers & Long-Term Care Residents Infected with COVID-19

Posted: April 2, 2020

(April 2, 2020)

A printable version of the full report can be found here.

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The following lists the public reports that we have found regarding hospital staff and patient infections and long-term care staff and resident outbreaks. All our best wishes and hopes go to them and their families and to all Ontarians affected. For those who have passed, our sincere and heartfelt condolences.

NOTE: As of today, CBC reports that the Ministry of Health has provided data showing that 229 health care workers have been confirmed as having tested positive for COVID-19. We have found 198 of these as listed below by community. Everything is listed by community with updates by date and sources included.

Province-wide

  • March 28 2020- Ontario chief medical officer Dr. David Williams said 91 health-care workers in Ontario had tested positive for COVID-19 since the end of January. He said they were unable to confirm how many of those people were exposed or infected on the job at the health-care facilities.[1] It appears now that some homes are not testing all residents who are sick after the first three (or more) test positive.[2]
  • April 2 2020- There are now 229 lab-confirmed cases in health-care workers to date. The Ministry of Health provided the data on Wednesday in response to an inquiry from CBC News. It reveals 9.6 per cent of the province’s 2,392 confirmed COVID-19 cases involve physicians, nurses, paramedics, personal support workers, long-term care home staff and members of other health-care professions. Provincial officials did not provide a breakdown of Ontario’s confirmed cases involving health-care workers by specific roles, transmission source or region.[3]

Almonte

  • March 30 2020- The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit said it was monitoring a novel coronavirus outbreak at a long-term care home in Almonte, southwest of Ottawa. Three residents and one staff member at Almonte Country Haven have tested positive for COVID-19.[4]
  • March 31 2020- The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit reported that a man living at the Almonte Country Haven Home had died from COVID-19 infection.[5]
  • April 1 2020- Three residents of Anson Place Care Centre have died of COVID-19. The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit said that twelve staff members and 11 residents of Anson Place, including the three deceased, tested positive for the disease.[6]

Bobcaygeon

  • March 20 2020- Three residents of a long-term care home in the village of Bobcaygeon northeast of Lindsay, two men, ages 89 and 61 and a 94-year-old woman, had tested positive for COVID-19. Late Friday afternoon, Dr. Lynn Noseworthy, medical officer of health for the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, said the residents live at Pinecrest Nursing Home.[7]
  • March 26 2020- Fourteen employees of Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon had tested positive for COVID-19. Two residents died; one on Tuesday March 24, and one on Wednesday March 25. Sixteen more staff and thirty-five more residents were also showing symptoms. Test results for the sixteen staff were pending. It was not clear how many residents or staff may have had COVID-19 because testing was limited only to residents and staff who showed symptoms.[8]
  • March 29 2020- Seven more Pinecrest residents had died over the weekend as of Sunday evening (March 29), according to Dr. Michelle Snarr, the facility’s medical director, and Dr. Steve Oldridge, a local doctor also treating the residents. All were presumed to have died of COVID-19. A total of 17 staff members had tested positive as of Sunday March 29, with more results pending.[9]
  • March 31 2020- Pinecrest Nursing Home confirmed that three more Pinecrest residents had died, as well as a volunteer who visited her husband every day. A total of 24 staff members had tested positive as of March 31, with ten results still pending. [10]
  • April 1 2020- Two more residents of Pinecrest Nursing Home died.[11]

Carleton Place

  • April 2 2020- The Leeds, Grenvile and Lanark District Health Unit reported an outbreak at Stoneridge Manor, a long-term care facility in Carleton Place (southwest of Ottawa). They the virus was confirmed in one of its staff members, who is at home in isolation.[12]

Chatham-Kent

  • March 30 2020- Lori Marshall, president and CEO at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance hospitals, said that 100 staff and 17 physicians were currently on self-isolation at home.[13]

Grey Bruce

  • March 31 2020- According to the March 31 Grey Bruce Health Unit’s situation report there was a new case of a female health care worker in her 30s.[14]
  • April 1 2020- As per the April 1 Grey Bruce Health Unit’s situation report, a male health care provider in his 60s has also been confirmed to have COVID-19 and is self-isolating at home. They report a total of three cases in health care providers.[15]

Guelph

  • March 24 2020- Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health said two employees at Guelph General Hospital (GGH) contracted COVID-19. Hospital officials said they were both self-isolating at home.[16]
  • March 26 2020- Four health care workers at Guelph General Hospital (including the two identified on March 24) and 1 patient were infected and more are expected, said Marianne Walker, CEO of GGH. GGH and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health declared an outbreak of COVID-19 on a medical ward (4E) at the hospital.[17]
  • April 1 2020- Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Guelph’s Homewood Health Centre, a mental health and addictions facility. As of Wednesday afternoon, two staff members and one patient tested positive.[18]

Haldimand and Norfolk

  • March 29 2020- A resident from Anson Place, retirement and long-term care facility in Hagersville, was the area’s first death due to the novel coronavirus. The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit said that the person had died after being admitted to West Haldimand Hospital in Hagersville.[19]
  • March 31 2020- Two more residents have died and eleven have tested positive for COVID-19 at Anson Place Care Centre, as confirmed by the home.[20]

Hamilton/Burlington

  • March 11 2020- A 32-year-old radiation oncologist with the Hamilton Health Sciences’ Juravinski Cancer Centre went into self-isolation in Burlington after testing for COVID-19.[21] She had recently returned from Hawaii. Her husband, a surgeon at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, tested negative.[22]
  • March 21 2020- Hamilton Public Health has declared a coronavirus outbreak at Heritage Green Nursing Home in Stoney Creek on Saturday March 21. The nursing home confirmed two cases: an 80-year-old resident reported on Wednesday March 18, and a 55-year-old resident confirmed on Thursday March 19.[23]
  • March 24 2020- The 80-year-old Heritage Green Nursing Home resident passed away.[24]
  • March 26 2020- A dialysis nurse at St. Joseph’s Healthcare and Hamilton General Hospital tested positive for COVID-19. [25]
  • March 28 2020- A case reported March 28 was a nurse who worked at McMaster Children’s Hospital, according to a spokesperson for Hamilton Health Sciences.[26]
  • March 31 2020- At Heritage Green Nursing Home, there three confirmed cases among residents so far, including the one who died. Another 17 residents are ill Kelly Anderson, a spokeswoman for the city of Hamilton, said. Ten staff members at the home are also sick, with one confirmed case of COVID-19. All symptomatic residents and employees will be tested, she said.[27]

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington

  • March 25 2020- Lakelands Family Health Team, based in Northbrook, Ont., in Addington Highlands, was forced to close its doors after a health care worker at their centre was diagnosed with COVID-19. Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health said that one other health care clinic in their catchment area had a health care professional diagnosed with COVID-19 and had closed, but they would not be identifying it.[28]
  • March 30 2020- KFL&A Public Health said at least three cases were found in health-care workers, including one at a family health clinic in Northbrook, Ont., and another at Kingston General Hospital. It is unclear where the third health-care worker is employed.[29]
  • March 30 2020- A health care worker at Verona Medical Clinic near Kingston made her diagnosis public. She started noticing symptoms on March 19, and posted her positive diagnosis on Facebook on March 25.[30]
  • March 30 2020- Two health care workers at Providence Care Hospital have tested positive for coronavirus, as announced by the hospital in a press release Monday evening (March 30). All staff and patients who have had close-contact with the infected workers, who will now be quarantining for 14 days.[31]

Kitchener-Waterloo

  • March 19 2020- Region of Waterloo Public Health has confirmed an employee at St. Mary’s, a female in her 20s, has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating at home.[32]
  • March 21 2020- More than 50 nurses at St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener were exposed to a patient who tested positive on Thursday March 19, and the six staff who demonstrated symptoms were referred to public health for “fast track testing”.[33]
  • March 23 2020- Grand River Hospital confirmed that two of its staff members tested positive for COVID-19.[34]
  • March 31 2020- A non-resident care staff member at Sunnyside Home long-term care was confirmed to have contracted COVID-19, according to Waterloo Region.[35]
  • April 1 2020- The chief operating officer with Highview Residences tells 570 NEWS two residents in Blair Creek House in Kitchener have tested positive.[36]
  • April 2 2020- Region of Waterloo Public Health confirmed cases in one resident at Forest Heights Revera in Kitchener, and one staff member each at St. Luke’s Place in Cambridge and The Village at University Gates in Waterloo.[37]

London

  • March 14 2020- A London woman who works in health care and has no history of travel tested positive for COVID-19. The Middlesex London Health Unit (MLHU) said the London patient is in her 50s and does not work at a hospital. For privacy reasons, officials would not say where she works or what she does.[38]
  • March 20 2020- Public health officials in London announced that a primary health care worker at Strathroy Medical Clinic was Middlesex-London’s second case. She went into isolation.[39]
  • March 20 2020- London-area public health officials announced a nurse in her 20s at London Health Sciences Centre’s University Hospital tested positive for the virus after returning from a trip to Las Vegas. She was in self-isolation. Several of her colleagues were also sent home for isolation as a precaution.[40]
  • March 29 2020- One of six new cases announced Sunday March 29 in the London Region was in a long-term care home, as reported by the Middlesex-London Health Unit.[41]

Markham

  • March 21 2020- A resident at Markhaven Home for Seniors in Markham tested positive for coronavirus, as confirmed by the City of Markham.[42]
  • March 23 2020- A worker at Markhaven Home for Seniors in Markham tested positive for coronavirus.[43]
  • March 25 2020- Public health officials announced that now there were three staff members at Markhaven who had tested positive for COVID-19. Two of the workers were residents of York Region, while the other lived in Toronto, and all were in self-isolation.[44]
  • March 28 2020- A Markham man, aged 88, a resident at the Markhaven Home for Seniors, passed away Saturday Mar. 28 the region’s medical officer of health, Dr. Karim Kurji, said.[45]
  • March 30 2020- At Markhaven, 22 residents are ill with five who have tested positive so far, and 43 staff are ill, 12 of whom have tested positive. Yee Hong, another Markham long-term care facility, has 11 ill residents, five of whom were tested and are waiting for test results, and 10 ill staff members. One resident has been hospitalized, as announced by Dr. Kurji in a news conference on March 30.[46]
  • March 30 2020- The Rena home for developmentally disabled in Thornhill has one resident who tested positive and is currently hospitalized. Five staff were symptomatic and on self-isolation, and one household contact is also self-isolating. [47]

Mississauga

  • March 29 2020- The Region of Peel said that as of Sunday, March 29, there were approximately 20 front-line (e.g. doctors, nurses) health-care workers in Peel Region who had tested positive for COVID-19 in an email Monday March 30 to the Brampton Guardian.[48]
  • April 1 2020- An outbreak was declared at Credit Valley Hospital after four patients tested positive for COVID-19. They were in a geriatric rehabilitation unit and have been moved to an area that exclusively treats patients with the new coronavirus, the hospital said.[49]

Napanee

  • March 14 2020- A health care professional from Lennox and Addington County General Hospital has tested positive and was sent home for isolation. They had returned from Barbados within the last two weeks, according to Dr. Kieran Moore, medical officer of health for KFL&A Public Health. [50]

Niagara

  • April 1 2020- Niagara’s public health department has declared COVID-19 outbreaks at four nursing homes. Lundy Manor in Niagara Falls and Seasons, Rapelje Lodge and Royal Rose Place, all in Welland, were under an effective lockdown. The first outbreak was declared at Seasons March 27[51], followed by Rapelje Lodge March 29, Lundy Manor March 30 and Royal Rose March 31. The confirmation of COVID-19 in all four residences came Wednesday April 1. It is unclear how many confirmed and suspected cases there are in each of the facilities.[52]

Orangeville

  • March 31 2020- Five staff at the hospital at Headwaters Health Care Centre (HHCC) tested positive have tested positive for COVID-19. They are at home and are self-isolating for 14 days.[53]

Orillia

  • April 1 2020- A staff member at the Spencer House, a long-term care home, has been confirmed as a new case by Charles Gardner, the unit’s medical officer of health.[54]

Oshawa

  • March 19 2020- The Region of Durham said two women, who are 80 and 92, and two men, who are 68 and 71, at the Hillsdale Terraces Long-Term Care Home in Oshawa tested positive for the virus on Wednesday March 18. All of the residents were being treated at the facility and were in isolation.[55]
  • March 23 2020- The 92-year-old woman at Hillsdale Terraces Long-Term Care Home died in hospital, as confirmed by Durham Region Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Kyle.[56]
  • March 26 2020- A total of eight residents of the Hillsdale Terraces seniors’ home in Oshawa were now confirmed as having COVID-19, according to the Durham Region Health Department. The home has 28 residents in total and does not intend to test the rest, but were instead isolating everyone.[57]
  • March 30 2020- An additional death was confirmed- a man in his 90s at Hillsdale Terraces Long-term Care Home on Monday. Durham Region Health Department said the man was tested and confirmed positive for COVID-19 after his death.[58] Another 25 residents of the home are showing symptoms of the virus but had not been tested as of Tuesday, given the previous government guidelines, a spokeswoman for the local health unit said Twelve staff members are also off work with respiratory symptoms, including three who have tested positive for COVID-19, Glendene Collins said.[59]

Ottawa

  • March 18 2020- A Health Canada employee at Tunney’s Pasture tested positive for COVID-19, the department confirmed Wednesday March 18. The employee went into self-isolation.[60]
  • March 22 2020- A health care worker at the Ottawa Hospital tested positive for the virus by the Eastern Ontario Health Unit. The man was in his 30s, lived in Prescott-Russell and was in self-isolation.[61]
  • March 27 2020- Ottawa Public Health said a resident at the Promenade retirement residence in Orleans tested positive for novel coronavirus. The individual and their spouse, who also lived at the Promenade retirement residence, were being treated in hospital.[62]
  • March 29 2020- A health care worker at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) tested positive for COVID-19. In a statement on its website, CHEO said the individual worked in an Ambulatory Care clinic, and that he was in self-isolation and doing well.[63]
  • March 29 2020- There was also a confirmed COVID-19 case at a second retirement residence in Ottawa, this time at the Maplewood Retirement Community.[64]
  • March 30 2020- The resident at the Promenade Retirement Residence who tested positive died. Medical Officer of Health Dr. Vera Etches said that there were five confirmed cases at that long-term care home.[65]
  • March 31 2020- A second resident at Promenade Retirement Residence in Orleans has died from COVID-19. They were the spouse of the other resident who had died. A worker tested positive for COVID-19 at Maplewood Retirement Community, in addition to the previously reported resident. At Park Place Retirement Residence, one health care worker tested positive for COVID-19. At Garden Terrace in Kanata, one worker has tested positive for COVID-19.[66] All four facilities declared an outbreak.[67]
  • April 1 2020- An Ottawa paramedic tested positive for the novel coronavirus.[68]
  • April 1 2020- A fifth outbreak in a facility was announced by Dr. Brent Moloughney, associate medical officer of health, at the Ottawa-Carleton Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities. They reported two cases as of April 1.[69]

Perth

  • March 31 2020- At the Carolina Retirement Residence, a resident and a staff member at the facility tested positive for COVID-19.[70]

Peterborough

  • March 26 2020- A female resident in her 90s at a St. Joseph’s at Fleming, a Peterborough long-term care home, has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Peterborough Public Health also confirmed that a staff member at the long-term care home who had symptoms was referred to community paramedics for in-home testing, and was self-isolating at home. [71]
  • March 30 2020- Three staff members from St. Joseph’s at Fleming were in isolation.[72]
  • March 30 2020 Peterborough Public Health announced that one case was suspected to be an occupational exposure for a health-care worker who worked outside the city.[73]
  • April 1 2020- Test results for the staff at St. Joseph’s at Fleming returned with one positive and the rest negative.[74]

Renfrew County

  • March 25 2020- A resident at a retirement home has been declared to be the first case in Renfrew County, west of Ottawa. She was in her 90s, and in isolation in Pembroke Regional Hospital.[75]
  • March 29 2020- Renfrew County and District Health Unit confirmed that the resident from the retirement home had passed away.[76]
  • March 31 2020- A staff member at the Miramichi Lodge in Pembroke has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is at home in isolation. The County of Renfrew says the employee stayed home after developing symptoms and has not been at work for over a week. Residents and staff that were in contact with the individual have been notified.[77]

Richmond Hill

  • March 30 2020- the region’s medical officer of health, Dr. Karim Kurji said in a news conference that at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital on the psychiatric floor, two staff members and one former patient have tested positive.[78]

Sarnia-Lambton

  • March 27 2020- A resident at Landmark Village in Sarnia was confirmed as a new case. The patient was admitted to Bluewater Health March 20, said Steeves & Rozema CEO John Scotland. The independent living retirement home has since sent three to five staff members who came in contact with the man home to self-isolate and self-monitor for 14 days.[79]
  • March 30 2020- Three of the four Sarnia-area deaths from COVID-19 in recent days were elderly people from the same retirement home. Dr. Sudit Ranade, Lambton County’s medical officer of health, confirmed Monday March 30 that there were at least six additional cases at a local retirement facility. John Scotland, CEO of Steeves and Rozema, confirmed Monday the retirement home is its facility, Landmark Village.[80]
  • March 31 2020- Lambton Public Health confirmed on April 1 that a fourth person connected to the Landmark Village seniors’ home in Sarnia was admitted to Bluewater Health Hospital on March 30, and died on March 31. The test result confirmed that individual was positive for COVID-19.[81]

Shelburne

  • March 30 2020- An employee at the Dufferin Oaks long-term care has tested positive for COVID-19. According to Dufferin County officials, the staff member hasn’t been onsite since displaying symptoms and is currently isolating at home. None of the residents presented with symptoms as of March 30.[82]
  •   March 31 2020- A second Dufferin Oaks staff member has tested positive for coronavirus.[83]

St. Catharines

  • March 25 2020- A man in his 80s who was a resident at Ina Grafton Gage Village, a retirement home in St. Catharines, has passed away. He was being treated at Niagara Health – St. Catharines Site.[84]

Stratford

  • March 28 2020- A woman in her late 40s from St. Marys (southwest of Stratford) who worked in health care was announced as one of three new cases by Huron Perth Public Health.[85]
  • March 30 2020- The Chief Medical Officer for Revera confirmed that a resident tested positive at Hillside Manor Long Term Care Home, near Sebringville in the Stratford area. Dr. Rhonda Collins adds one other resident with symptoms tested negative and they were waiting on the test results for a third resident.[86]
  • April 2 2020- Two people living at the Greenwood Court long-term care home in Stratford have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Huron Perth Public Health. Both are in isolation.[87]

Toronto

  • March 20 2020- A Toronto paramedic tested positive for COVID-19 as reported by Toronto Public Health on Friday March 20. They were at home in isolation.[88]
  • March 20 2020- A resident at Seven Oaks long-term care home in Scarborough was among to 60 new cases that were reported on Friday March 20.[89]
  • March 22 2020- 13 health care workers in Toronto were confirmed to have had the virus including doctors, nurses, and personal support workers from various health care settings. This number was confirmed by Dr. Michael Finkelstein, Toronto’s acting director of communicable disease control and associate medical officer of health.[90]
  • March 25 2020- Three residents of St. Clair-O’Connor Nursing Home in East Toronto had the respiratory illness COVID-19. An outbreak at the home was declared on Saturday March 22.[91]
  • March 25 2020- Two residents of Seven Oaks long-term care home in Scarborough had died, confirmed by Toronto’s medical officer of health, Dr. Eileen de Villa. Of the 249 residents at Seven Oaks, nine were confirmed to have had the virus and four others were “presumed” cases. There were also four staff confirmed positive for COVID-19.[92]
  • March 25 2020- An 80-year-old resident at Kensington Gardens, a long-term care home in Toronto, has tested positive for COVID-19. The home confirmed that she was in isolation in her room.[93]
  • March 30 2020- Eight employees working at Toronto Public Health headquarters, located downtown, had tested positive for COVID-19. TPH confirmed on Monday March 30 that there has been an outbreak, and said it has asked all staff who worked at the location between March 20 to 29 to work from home and self-isolate.[94]
  • March 31 2020- The following are confirmed cases by Toronto Public Health: nine staff and 14 residents at Seven Oaks long-term care home, three staff and three residents at St. Clair O’Connor long-term care, two staff and two residents at Extendicare Bayview, two staff and two residents at West Park Health Care Centre, three residents at Chartwell Gibson, one death and three residents at Rekai Centre (Sherbourne Place),[95] and three residents at Terrace Gardens Retirement Residence.[96]
  • April 1 2020- Toronto Public Health reported confirmed COVID-19 cases in 33 residents, including 10 deaths, and 25 staff, with 54 probable cases in the following Toronto nursing homes:

o   Seven Oaks: 23 confirmed cases (14 residents, including 8 deaths, nine staff with no deaths), plus 54 probable cases. Residents who died ranged in age from 60s to 90s; 6 of them were over age 85.

o   St. Clair O’Connor Long-term Care Home: 6 confirmed cases (3 residents; 3 staff).

o   Extendicare Bayview (SouthWest Unit): 4 confirmed cases (2 residents, including 1 COVID-linked death, 2 staff). The resident who died was over 90 years old.

o   West Park Healthcare Centre Long-term Care Home: 4 confirmed cases (2 residents, 2 staff).

o   Chartwell Gibson Long-term Care Home: 3 confirmed cases, all residents.

o   Rekai Centre Long-term Care Home at Sherbourne Place: 4 confirmed cases (4 residents, including 1 death). The resident who died was in their 60s.

o   Elm Grove Living Centre Long-term Care Home: 1 confirmed case, a staff member.

o   West Side Long-term Care Home: 1 confirmed case, a staff member.

o   Eatonville Long-term Care Home: 1 confirmed case, a staff member.

o   Cedarvale Terrace Long-term Care Home: 1 confirmed case, a staff member.

o   Vermont Square Long-term Care Home: 1 confirmed case, a staff member.

o   Rockcliffe Long-term Care Home: 1 confirmed case, a resident.

o   Altamont Community Care Centre: 1 confirmed case, a staff member.

o   Kensington Gardens Long-term Care Home: 1 confirmed case, a resident.

o   Sunnybrook Veterans Centre: 1 confirmed case, a resident.

o   McCall Centre Long-term Care Home unit: 1 confirmed case, a staff member.

o   Baycrest Apotex Long-term Care Home Centre: 1 confirmed case, a staff member.

o   House of Providence Long-term Care Home: 1 confirmed case, a resident.

o   Terrace Gardens (retirement home): 3 confirmed resident cases, 1 staff case.

o   Village of Humber Heights (retirement home): 1 confirmed case, a resident.[97]

  • April 2 2020- A neonatal intensive care nurse at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Hospital has tested positive for COVID-19, the hospital confirmed Thursday April 2. They were said to be at self-isolating at home.[98]

Windsor and Essex County

  • March 21 2020- The second case involves a man in his 20s who works in a healthcare facility in Michigan and resides in Windsor and Essex County. He developed symptoms on March 15 and was tested on March 17. Officials say he has been self-isolating and is recovering at home with mild symptoms.[99]
  • March 30 2020- At least 10 inpatients at Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH) have COVID-19; eight of those patients are still at the hospital while two have been discharged. There were 50 inpatients between the two campuses that were showing signs of the coronavirus, but health officials were still waiting for test results to confirm their status.[100]
  • March 31 2020- The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit announced that to date they had 65 confirmed cases, with approximately one third who were health care workers. All but one work in Michigan across the border. The state of Michigan has close to 5 times the number of cases than Ontario, and the City of Detroit has approximately as many cases as the province of Ontario.[101] Historically, there have been 54 individuals working at Windsor Regional Hospital who work in a Detroit hospital as well, and approximately 13 individuals that live in Michigan and only work at Windsor Regional Hospital.[102]
  • April 1 2020- The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) confirmed that there were two confirmed cases among staff at Country Village Homes in Woodslee, Ont., and one confirmed case among the staff at the Amica Riverside seniors’ home in Windsor.[103]
  • April 2 2020- A third outbreak in Windsor-Essex was confirmed at Lifetimes on Riverside long-term care home, as a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Chief medical officer of health Dr. Wajid Ahmed said some residents are being “investigated” for the virus.[104]
  • April 2 2020- As per the Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH) COVID-19 Daily Update on their website, on April 2 at 8:00 a.m., there were 15 inpatients at WRH with confirmed COVID-19, and 15 inpatients in hospital with suspected/test pending for COVID-19.[105]

Woodstock

  • March 18 2020- The test results of an employee at Woodstock General Hospital were confirmed as positive by the Brant County Health Unit on Tuesday March 17. The employee, in her 40s, worked at the hospital from March 9 to March 11, and was said to have had limited patient contact.[106]
  • March 30 2020- Two staff members at Caressant Care in Woodstock are self-isolating after one tested positive for COVID-19. A spokesperson for the long-term care home said they were notified on Friday March 27 by a staff member who reported testing positive for COVID-19. That individual did not have any contact with residents while at work, and is self-isolating. A second staff member who was in contact with the infected individual is also at home self-isolating.[107]

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[2] Lindsay Advocate Q & A with health unit: Pinecrest Nursing Home challenged by small size in COVID-19 outbreak, March 26, 2020. https://lindsayadvocate.ca/q-a-with-health-unit-pinecrest-nursing-home-challenged-by-small-size-in-covid-19-outbreak/

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[5] Pringle, Josh. Two deaths in Leeds, Grenville & Lanark linked to COVID-19. Ottawa CTV News. March 31 2020. https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/two-deaths-in-leeds-grenville-lanark-linked-to-covid-19-1.4876791

[6] Antonacci, J.P. Three COVID-19 deaths at Hagersville long-term care home. The Hamilton Spectator. April 1 2020. https://www.thespec.com/news/hamilton-region/2020/04/01/three-covid-19-deaths-at-hagersville-long-term-care-home.html?utm_source=facebook&source=the%20hamilton%20spectator&utm_medium=SocialMedia&utm_campaign=&utm_campaign_id=&utm_content=

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[13] CBC staff. CBC Windsor’s March 30 COVID-19 update: 44 confirmed cases. CBC News. March 30 2020. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/covid19-windsor-essex-march-25-1.5514532

[14] Learment, Frances. Local COVID-19 case reported in health-care worker. Shoreline Beacon Times. April 1 2020. https://www.shorelinebeacon.com/news/local-news/local-covid-19-case-reported-in-health-care-worker-2

[15] Situation Report #15: COVID-19. Grey Bruce Health Unit. April 1 2020. https://www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca/Portals/0/Topics/InfectiousDiseases/COVID19/Situation_Report.pdf

[16] Carty, Matt. Coronavirus: 2 Guelph General Hospital employees test positive for COVID-19. Global News. March 24 2020. https://globalnews.ca/news/6725790/coronavirus-guelph-general-hospital-employees/

[17] GuelphToday staff. Outbreak of COVID-19 declared on Guelph General Hospital ward. GuelphToday. March 26 2020. https://www.guelphtoday.com/local-news/outbreak-of-covid-19-declared-on-guelph-general-hospital-ward-2203234

[18] Carty, Matt. COVID-19 outbreak declared at Guelph’s Homewood Health Centre. Global News. April 1 2020. https://globalnews.ca/news/6764345/covid-19-outbreak-guelph-homewood/

[19] Simcoe Reformer staff. UPDATE: 23 positive COVID-19 cases, one death in Haldimand and Norfolk. Simcoe Reformer. March 29 2020. https://www.simcoereformer.ca/news/local-news/update-23-positive-covid-19-cases-in-haldimand-and-norfolk

[20] Craggs, Samantha. 3 deaths and 11 confirmed COVID-19 cases at Hagersville long-term care home. CBC News. March 31 2020. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/anson-place-1.5516714

[21] Mitchell, Don. Coronavirus: Physician tested positive for COVID-19 says Hamilton public health. Global News. March 11 2020. https://globalnews.ca/news/6660378/coronavirus-physician-tests-positive-for-covid-19-says-hamilton-public-health/

[22] Frketich, Joanna.  COVID-19: Two more coronavirus cases found in Hamilton and Halton. The Hamilton Spectator. March 13 2020. https://www.thespec.com/news-story/9904639-covid-19-two-more-coronavirus-cases-found-in-hamilton-and-halton/

[23] Zamperin, Rick. Coronavirus outbreak declared at Hamilton nursing home Global News. March 21 2020. https://globalnews.ca/news/6713474/hamilton-heritage-green-nursing-home-coronavirus/

[24] Mitchell, Don. Coronavirus: 80-year-old from nursing home Hamilton’s first COVID-19 fatality, says city.  Global News. March 24 2020. https://globalnews.ca/news/6726417/hamilton-coronavirus-death/

[25] Frketich, Joanna. Dialysis nurse at St. Joseph’s and Hamilton General has COVID-19.  The Hamilton Spectator. March 27 2020. https://www.thespec.com/news-story/9917165-dialysis-nurse-at-st-joseph-s-and-hamilton-general-has-covid-19/?utm_source=twitter&source=thespec&utm_medium=socialmedia&utm_campaign=&utm_campaign_id=&utm_content=

[26] Buist, Steve. Hamilton sees biggest one-day increase in cases since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Hamilton Spectator. March 29 2020. https://www.thespec.com/news-story/9918691-hamilton-sees-biggest-one-day-increase-in-cases-since-the-start-of-the-covid-19-pandemic/

[27] COVID-19: Ontario reports 260 more COVID-19 cases.  The North Bay Nugget. March 31 2020. https://www.nugget.ca/news/local-news/ontario-reports-260-more-covid-19-cases

[28] Mazur, Alexandra, and Krause, Kraig. Health care professionals at 2 clinics test positive for COVID-19 in KFL&A region. Global News. March 25 2020. https://globalnews.ca/news/6730168/ontario-health-workers-test-positive-covid-19/

[29] Mazur, Alexandra. Kingston COVID-19 numbers more than double over the weekend, rising from 17 to 35. Global News. March 30 2020. https://globalnews.ca/news/6749839/kingston-covid-19-numbers-march-30/

[30] Shaw, Megan. Eastern Ontario health care worker opens up about COVID-19 diagnosis. Ottawa CTV News. March 30 2020. https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/eastern-ontario-health-care-worker-opens-up-about-covid-19-diagnosis-1.4874735

[31] Mazur, Alexandra. 2 health-care workers at Providence Care Hospital test positive for COVID-19.  Global News. March 30 2020. https://globalnews.ca/news/6753880/health-care-providence-care-covid-19/

[32] Banger, Chase. New COVID-19 case worked at St. Mary’s General Hospital: Public Health. Kitchener CTV News. March 19 2020. https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/new-covid-19-case-worked-at-st-mary-s-general-hospital-public-health-1.4859616

[33] Thomson, Chris. Dozens of nurses exposed to COVID-19 at St. Mary’s Hospital: ONA CTV News Kitchener. March 21 2020. https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/dozens-of-nurses-exposed-to-covid-19-at-st-mary-s-hospital-ona-1.4862996

[34] Banger, Chase. Grand River Hospital staff members test positive for COVID-19. Kitchener CTV News. March 23 2020. https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/grand-river-hospital-staff-members-test-positive-for-covid-19-1.4864432

[35] Nielsen, Kevin. Staff member at Kitchener long-term care home tests positive for COVID-19. Global News. March 31 2020. https://globalnews.ca/news/6757589/staff-member-at-kitchener-long-term-care-home-tests-positive-for-covid-19/

[36] Adams, Blair. 14 new cases of COVID-19 in Waterloo Region. KitchenerToday. April 1 2020. https://www.kitchenertoday.com/coronavirus-covid-19-local-news/14-new-cases-of-covid-19-in-waterloo-region-2217199

[37] Bueckert, Kate. Emergency child care centres open in Waterloo region, confirmed cases rise to 129.  CBC News. April 2 2020. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/what-we-need-to-know-covid-19-waterloo-region-april-2-1.5517986

[38] London health care worker tests positive for COVID-19. CBC News. March 14 2020. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/london-health-care-worker-tests-positive-for-covid-19-1.5498071

[39] Sims, Jane. Strathroy healthcare worker first case since virus crackdown The London Free Press. March 20 2020. https://lfpress.com/news/local-news/london-woman-tests-positive-for-covid-19

[40] Bieman, Jennifer. COVID-19: Several LHSC staffers self-isolating after symptomatic nurse worked for days before positive test The London Free Press. March 20 2020. https://lfpress.com/news/local-news/covid-19-several-lhsc-staffers-self-isolating-after-symptomatic-nurse-worked-for-days-before-positive-test

[41] London region adds six more COVID-19 cases, as Ontario limits gatherings.  The London Free Press. March 30 2020. https://lfpress.com/news/local-news/london-region-adds-6-more-covid-19-cases-as-ontario-limits-gatherings

[42] Patton, Jessica. Resident of Markham long-term care home tests positive for coronavirus Global News. March 21 2020. https://globalnews.ca/news/6712589/markham-long-term-care-home-senior-coronavirus/

[43] Rocca, Ryan. Coronavirus: Health-care worker at Markham, Ont. long-term care home tests positive Global News. March 23 2020. https://globalnews.ca/news/6720123/coronavirus-markham-long-term-care-home-worker/

[44] Davidson, Sean. Three staff members at Markham long-term care home test positive for COVID-19. CTV News Toronto. March 25 2020. https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/three-staff-members-at-markham-long-term-care-home-test-positive-for-covid-19-1.4868005

[45] Zarzour, Kim. Coronavirus hits Vaughan gyms, Richmond Hill hospital and Markham care homes. YorkRegion.com. March 30 2020. https://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/9920197-coronavirus-hits-vaughan-gyms-richmond-hill-hospital-and-markham-care-homes/

[46] Zarzour, Kim. Coronavirus hits Vaughan gyms, Richmond Hill hospital and Markham care homes. YorkRegion.com. March 30 2020. https://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/9920197-coronavirus-hits-vaughan-gyms-richmond-hill-hospital-and-markham-care-homes/

[47] Zarzour, Kim. Coronavirus hits Vaughan gyms, Richmond Hill hospital and Markham care homes. YorkRegion.com. March 30 2020. https://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/9920197-coronavirus-hits-vaughan-gyms-richmond-hill-hospital-and-markham-care-homes/

[48] Frisque, Graeme. 20 health-care workers test positive for COVID-19 in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon. Brampton Guardian. April 1 2020. https://www.bramptonguardian.com/news-story/9921565-20-health-care-workers-test-positive-for-covid-19-in-brampton-mississauga-and-caledon/

[49] Ferguson, Rob. Outbreak in Mississauga hospital as Ontario’s COVID-19 cases near 3,000. Toronto Star. April 1 2020. https://www.thestar.com/politics/provincial/2020/04/01/ontarios-covid-19-cases-jump-by-426-to-2392.html

[50] Mazur, Alexandra. Coronavirus: 3 cases of COVID-19 announced in Kingston. Global News. March 17 2020. https://globalnews.ca/news/6689565/kfla-public-health-coronavirus-announcement/

[51] Health Care Facility Outbreaks. Niagara Region. March 27 2020. https://www.niagararegion.ca/health/inspect/outbreaks.aspx

[52] LaFleche, Grant. COVID-19 outbreaks hit four Niagara long-term care homes.  Welland Tribune. April 1 2020. https://www.wellandtribune.ca/news-story/9922229-covid-19-outbreaks-hit-four-niagara-long-term-care-homes/

[53] Orangeville hospital patient, five staff test positive for COVID-19. Guelph Today. March 31 2020. https://www.guelphtoday.com/coronavirus-covid-19-local-news/orangeville-hospital-patient-five-staff-test-positive-for-covid-19-2216259

[54] Goldfinger, Diana. Coronavirus: Simcoe Muskoka health unit reports total of 62 COVID-19 cases, 1 in nursing home staffer.  Global News. April 1 2020. https://globalnews.ca/news/6762505/coronavirus-covid-19-simcoe-muskoka-april-1/

[55] Westoll, Nick. Coronavirus: 4 residents at Oshawa long-term care home test positive for COVID-19.  Global News. March 19 2020. https://globalnews.ca/news/6704587/coronavirus-hillsdale-terraces-oshawa/

[56] Mitchell, Jeff. UPDATE: Female resident of Hillsdale Terraces seniors’ home province’s latest COVID-19 fatality. Durham Region. March 23 2020. https://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/9914723-update-female-resident-of-hillsdale-terraces-seniors-home-province-s-latest-covid-19-fatality/

[57] Mitchell, Jeff. Eight residents at Oshawa nursing home diagnosed with coronavirus. toronto.com. March 23 2020. https://www.toronto.com/news-story/9916609-eight-residents-at-oshawa-nursing-home-diagnosed-with-coronavirus/

[58] Patton, Jessica. Coronavirus: Outbreak at Oshawa long-term care home worsens as another resident dies. Global News. March 30 2020. https://globalnews.ca/news/6752759/coronavirus-hillsdale-terraces-long-term-care-outbreak/

[59] COVID-19: Ontario reports 260 more COVID-19 cases.  The North Bay Nugget. March 31 2020. https://www.nugget.ca/news/local-news/ontario-reports-260-more-covid-19-cases

[60] Blewett, Taylor. COVID-19: One new Ottawa case identified, while Health Canada employee tests positive.  Ottawa Citizen. March 19 2020. https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/covid-19-ottawa-mayor-proposes-tax-deferral-program-canada-u-s-border-closing-to-non-essential-traffic/

[61] Pringle, Josh. Ottawa Hospital health care worker tests positive for COVID-19 CTV News Ottawa. March 22 2020. https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/ottawa-hospital-health-care-worker-tests-positive-for-covid-19-1.4863355

[62] Deeth, Sarah. Resident at Peterborough long-term care home diagnosed with COVID-19: health unit. Global News. March 26 2020. https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/confirmed-covid-19-case-at-orleans-retirement-residence-1.4871529

[63] Pringle, Josh. CHEO employee tests positive for COVID-19. Ottawa CTV News. March 29 2020. https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/cheo-employee-tests-positive-for-covid-19-1.4873144

[64] Pringle, Josh. Ottawa Public Health confirms 16 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa. Ottawa CTV News. March 29 2020. https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/ottawa-public-health-confirms-16-new-cases-of-covid-19-in-ottawa-1.4873360

[65] Pringle, Josh. Second COVID-19 death reported in Ottawa. Ottawa CTV News. March 30 2020. https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/second-covid-19-death-reported-in-ottawa-1.4874488

[66] Pringle, Josh. Second resident of Orleans Retirement Residence dies from COVID-19. Ottawa CTV News. March 31 2020. https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/second-resident-of-orleans-retirement-residence-dies-from-covid-19-1.4876221

[67] Blewett, Taylor. COVID-19: Third death reported in Ottawa; Schools to close until at least May. Ottawa Citizen. March 31 2020. https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/covid-19-first-case-at-carleton-university-ontario-nears-2000-case-mark/

[68] What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Wednesday, April 1. CBC News. April1 2020. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid19-coronavirus-ottawa-symptoms-information-april-1-1.5516943

[69] Pringle, Josh. Largest one day jump in COVID-19 cases with 50 new cases in Ottawa. Ottawa CTV News. April 1 2020. https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/largest-one-day-jump-in-covid-19-cases-with-50-new-cases-in-ottawa-1.4877771

[70] COVID-19: Ontario reports 260 more COVID-19 cases.  The North Bay Nugget. March 31 2020. https://www.nugget.ca/news/local-news/ontario-reports-260-more-covid-19-cases

[71] Pringle, Josh. Second COVID-19 death reported in Ottawa. Ottawa CTV News. March 2 2020. https://globalnews.ca/news/6734757/coronavirus-peterborough-long-term-care-home-covid-19/

[72] Davis, Greg. Coronavirus: Peterborough’s COVID-19 cases more than double over weekend to 28. Global News. March 30 2020. https://globalnews.ca/news/6750657/coronavirus-peterborough-covid-19-cases-double/

[73] Davis, Greg. Coronavirus: Peterborough’s COVID-19 cases more than double over weekend to 28. Global News. March 30 2020. https://globalnews.ca/news/6750657/coronavirus-peterborough-covid-19-cases-double/

[74] Davis, Greg. Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Peterborough remain at 28 for second consecutive day. Global News. April 1 2020. https://globalnews.ca/news/6761207/peterborough-confirmed-covid-19-cases-remains-at-28/

[75] Britneff, Beatrice. Renfrew County reports first confirmed case of coronavirus. Global News. March 26 2020. https://globalnews.ca/news/6735002/renfrew-county-first-case-coronavirus-march-26/

[76] Helmer, Aedan. Two more COVID-19 deaths in Ontario, 211 more confirmed cases; new cases in Ottawa, Almonte. Ottawa Citizen. March 30 2020. https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/two-more-covid-19-deaths-in-ontario-208-more-confirmed-cases/

[77] Pringle, Josh. Employee at Miramichi Lodge in Pembroke tests positive for COVID-19. Ottawa CTV News. March 31 2020. https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/features/covid-19-in-ottawa

[78] Zarzour, Kim. Coronavirus hits Vaughan gyms, Richmond Hill hospital and Markham care homes. YorkRegion.com. March 30 2020. https://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/9920197-coronavirus-hits-vaughan-gyms-richmond-hill-hospital-and-markham-care-homes/

[79] Kula, Tyler. COVID-19 patient identified as Landmark Village resident. The Sarnia Observer. March 27 2020. https://www.theobserver.ca/news/local-news/covid-19-patient-identified-as-landmark-village-resident

[80] Morden, Paul. Four COVID-19 deaths, including three from same retirement home, stun Sarnia, Lambton County. The Sarnia Observer. March 30 2020. https://www.theobserver.ca/news/local-news/covid-19-deaths-in-sarnia-lambton-grows-to-three

[81] COVID-19 Pandemic – Two Additional Deaths Confirmed in Lambton. Lambton Public Health. April 1 2020. https://lambtonpublichealth.ca/covid-19-pandemic-two-additional-deaths-confirmed-in-lambton/

[82] Goldfinger, Diana. Coronavirus: Employee at long-term care home in Shelburne, Ont. tests positive for COVID-19. Global News. March 30 2020. https://globalnews.ca/news/6753772/covid-19-coronavirus-dufferin-oaks-long-term-care-home/

[83] Halliday, Chris. Coronavirus: Second Dufferin Oaks staff member tests positive for coronavirus in as many days. Orangeville Banner. March 31 2020. https://www.orangeville.com/news-story/9921155-second-dufferin-oaks-staff-member-tests-positive-for-coronavirus-in-as-many-days/

[84] Mitchell, Don. Coronavirus: St. Catharines man is Niagara’s first COVID-19-connected death. Global News. March 25 2020. https://globalnews.ca/news/6731126/coronavirus-st-catharines-death/

[85] Simmons, Galen. First COVID-19 fatality in Huron Perth. The Stratford Beacon Herald. March 28 2020. https://www.stratfordbeaconherald.com/news/local-news/huron-perth-public-health-confirms-three-new-cases-of-covid-19

[86] Montgomery, Bob. Stratford area long-term care home confirms COVID-19 case. Blackburn News. March 30 2020. https://blackburnnews.com/coronavirus/2020/03/30/stratofrd-long-term-care-home-confirms-covid-19-case/

[87] 2 long-term care residents in Stratford test positive for COVID-19. CBC News. April 2 2020. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/2-long-term-care-residents-in-stratford-test-positive-for-covid-19-1.5518050

[88] Artuso, Antonella. Toronto paramedic among spike of 60 new COVID-19 cases in Ontario. Toronto Sun. March 20 2020. https://torontosun.com/news/provincial/number-of-covid-19-cases-in-ontario-jumps-by-50

[89] Artuso, Antonella. Toronto paramedic among spike of 60 new COVID-19 cases in Ontario. Toronto Sun. March 20 2020. https://torontosun.com/news/provincial/number-of-covid-19-cases-in-ontario-jumps-by-50

[90] Donovan, Kevin. At least 13 Toronto doctors, nurses, long-term care workers infected with COVID-19 The Star. March 22 2020. https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2020/03/22/at-least-thirteen-toronto-doctors-nurses-longterm-care-workers-infected-with-covid-19.html

[91] Lavoie, Joanna. Coronavirus outbreak declared at east Toronto long-term care facility. Guelph Mercury Tribune. March 25 2020. https://www.guelphmercury.com/news-story/9916209-coronavirus-outbreak-declared-at-east-toronto-long-term-care-facility/

[92] Pagliaro, Jennifer. Two dead at Scarborough long-term care home during COVID-19 outbreak. Toronto Star. March 25 2020. https://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/2020/03/25/two-dead-at-scarborough-long-term-care-home-during-covid-19-outbreak.html

[93] Rocca, Ryan. Coronavirus: Resident at Toronto long-term care home tests positive for COVID-19. Global News. March 25 2020. https://globalnews.ca/news/6734365/toronto-long-term-care-home-coronavirus/

[94] Patton, Jessica. Coronavirus: 8 employees at Toronto Public Health headquarters test positive for COVID-19. Global News. March 30 2020. https://globalnews.ca/news/6750709/coronavirus-toronto-public-health-employees-covid-19/

[95] Six Toronto long-term-care homes report COVID-19 outbreaks. Toronto Star. March 31 2020. https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2020/03/31/latest-coronavirus-news-canada-post-union-asks-canadians-to-disinfect-their-mail-boxes-federal-wage-subsidy-details-to-come-today-india-works-to-fight-spread.html

[96] Draasima, Muriel. City monitors COVID-19 outbreaks at 6 long-term care homes, 1 retirement home. CBC News. March 31 2020. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/toronto-public-health-covid-19-outbreaks-long-term-care-homes-1.5515794

[97] Rider, David and Rubin, Josh. COVID-19 death toll rises to eight at Scarborough nursing home Seven Oaks. Toronto Star. April 1 2020. https://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/2020/04/01/covid-19-death-toll-rises-to-eight-at-scarborough-nursing-home.html

[98] Herhalt, Chris. Nurse at Sunnybrook’s neonatal ICU tests positive for COVID-19. Toronto CTV News. April 2 2020. https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/nurse-at-sunnybrook-s-neonatal-icu-tests-positive-for-covid-19-1.4879146

[99] Worker at healthcare facility tests positive for COVID-19. Windsor CTV News. March 21 2020. https://windsor.ctvnews.ca/worker-at-healthcare-facility-tests-positive-for-covid-19-1.4862834

[100] Medeiros, Teresina. AT LEAST 10 INPATIENTS AT WRH ARE COVID-19 POSITIVE. AM800 News. March 30 2020. https://www.iheartradio.ca/am800/news/at-least-10-inpatients-at-wrh-are-covid-19-positive-1.11336789

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[102] Fraser, Katie. Ontario-Michigan border dividing line for pandemic that health-care workers cross daily. CBC News. March 31 2020. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/michigan-ontario-border-health-care-workers-1.5516165

[103] News Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases Confirmed in Two Long-Term Care Facilities. Windsor-Essex County Health Unit. April 1 2020. https://www.wechu.org/newsroom/news-release-coronavirus-covid-19-cases-confirmed-two-long-term-care-facilities

[104] CBC Windsor’s COVID-19 April 2 update: 128 cases in Windsor-Essex. CBC News. April 2 2020. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/covid19-windsor-essex-april-2-1.5518679

[105] COVID-19 INFORMATION: Windsor Regional Hospital COVID-19 Daily Update. Windsor Regional Hospital. April 2 2020. https://www.wrh.on.ca/coronavirus

[106] Ball, Vincent. Woodstock Hospital employee tests positive for COVID-19 The London Free Press. March 18 2020. https://lfpress.com/news/local-news/breaking-news-public-health-confirms-first-local-case-of-covid-19/wcm/becef431-1683-4fd4-bb16-01b8fc2efcc0

[107] Saylors, Kathleen. Staff member at Caressant Care tests positive for COVID-19. Woodstock Sentinel Review. March 30 2020. https://www.woodstocksentinelreview.com/news/local-news/staff-member-at-caressant-care-tests-positive-for-covid-19

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