Businesses in Windsor, Leamington and Tecumseh added to WECHU’s potential public exposure list
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit in Windsor, Ont., on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (Chris Campbell / CTV Windsor)
WINDSOR, ONT. -- Three Windsor-Essex establishments were added to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit’s list of possible COVID-19 exposures on Friday.
WECHU says there was a potential risk of exposure at a Shoppers Drug Mart at 7980 Menard Street in Windsor. The dates of possible exposure are Nov. 19 and 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Carmen’s Catering in Leamington was also added to the possible exposure list for the dates of Nov. 16, 17 and 19 between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A potential risk of exposure was identified at India 47 Restaurant and Bar in Tecumseh on Nov. 20 and 21from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The potential exposures listed on the health unit’s page are considered low risk, but as a precaution, the WECHU asks anyone who visited any of the locations on the identified dates to monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days from the date of exposure.
The WECHU lists locations open to the public where a positive case of COVID-19 worked/visited/attended during their infectious period when it is determined there was a risk of public exposure and the health unit is not able to contact everyone who may have been exposed.
The health unit will reach out directly to anyone identified as a high-risk close contact of a confirmed case to provide further instructions.
CTV News has reached out to the businesses for comment.
In an emailed statement, Carmen's Catering said an employee recently had tested postive for COVID-19.
"As soon as we where notified we got in contact with the Health Unit for recommendations. Also all employees voluntarily went and got a COVID test that day," the statement said. "Employees currently at Carmen's are clear and the other employees that where in close contact have not returned and are self-isolating until given OK by the Health unit"
"We had a visit from the Health Unit on Sunday and all of our procedures for cleaning and screening where gone over and found to be up to standards. The health unit also gave us recommendations for what we need to do for the new Red Zone Classification that Windsor Essex is currently under. We hope this addresses any concerns you have in Shopping at Carmen's Catering."