WECHU adds two Windsor establishments to possible COVID-19 public exposure list
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit in Windsor, Ont.,on Monday, Nov.2, 2020. (Chris Campbell / CTV Windsor)
WINDSOR, ONT. -- Two Windsor businesses have been added to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit’s list of possible COVID-19 exposures on Saturday.
WECHU says there was a possible risk of exposure at the A&W at 3090 Dougall Avenue, in Windsor and the Footlocker in Devonshire Mall.
The dates of possible exposure at A&W are Nov, 21 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Nov. 24, 26, and 27 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The dates of possible exposure at Footlocker are listed as Nov. 27 from 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Nov. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The health unit says it will reach out directly to anyone identified as a high-risk close contact of a confirmed case to provide further instructions.
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 potential exposures listed on the page are considered low risk, however 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.
CTV News is reaching out to both businesses for comment.
A statement from an A&W Canada spokesperson confirmed two employees at the Dougal Ave. location tested positive for the virus.
“These employees are from the same household and last worked on Nov. 27,” the emailed statement said. “They went for testing on Dec. 1 after they had been notified they had been in close contact with someone with a positive COVID-19 case. The restaurant has been in touch with the local public health authority and completed a thorough cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting process. No other restaurant employees have tested positive for or displayed symptoms of COVID-19.”