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MOST OF WINDSOR-ESSEX MOVES INTO STAGE 2 TODAY

The Ontario government is allowing Windsor-Essex to move into Stage 2 of reopening today, with the exception of the Municipality of Leamington and the Town of Kingsville. These areas are being held back due to the higher transmission rates in the local agriculture and agri-food sector. Yesterday Toronto and Peel regions moved into Stage 2.  The majority of Windsor-Essex can reopen and move into Stage 2 today, as local data and information indicates there is lower transmission of COVID-19 in these areas. There is also sufficient hospital capacity, public health capacity to do rapid case and contact management, and a significant increase in testing.  Leamington and Kingsville remain the last 2 areas in the province now still in Stage 1.