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DAY 3: #YQGCovid-19

MARCH 14 2020

Day three. Holy Moly.

THERE ARE CURRENTLY 0 CASES OF COVID19 IN WINDSOR – WECHU

I had said two days ago that the news would start moving faster, and faster, and faster, and then it would eventually stop due to a shutdown of society.

I DID NOT EXPECT OUR MAYOR TO BE TRAPPED IN JORDAN.

COVID19 is progressing in ways more rapidly than any of us expected locally.

Wash your hands. Avoid social contact. Employ social distancing.

If you have a parent or grandparent or anyone over the age of 40 you care about or love, TAKE CARE OF THEM.

WASH YOU HANDS.

THIS IS GETTING WORSE BY THE HOUR.

Don’t panic. But DO NOT underestimate or wish away the impacts which will be felt.

Our healthcare system is adjusting and prioritizing to COVID19. YOU SHOULD TOO!


NEWS: MAYOR DILKENS IS TRAPPED IN JORDAN FOLLOWING THE CLOSING OF AIR TRAVEL.

ALL CITY PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES CLOSED. TRANSIT WINDSOR STILL OPERATING. CITY HALL REMAINS OPEN.

Ward 7 by-election candidate announces he is sick and symptomatic, will seek testing Monday, and will call to postpone the by-election if he tests positive.

Windsor Ward 3 city councillor and chair of the Windsor Public Library Board: “We anticipate things to move quickly with respect to potential closures or program cuts [of the] Windsor Public Library…”

CLOSURES:

Windsor Symphony Orchestra is shutting down following a no-audience Live Stream final performance until a future date.

MPP Taras Natyshak closes constituency office for a week

Policy Changes:

Huron Lodge: only essential visitors may access (those who have a resident who is dying or very ill). -2 visitors who must continue to be actively screened “Residents of Huron Lodge will only be allowed to leave & return for essential medical services.”

Event Cancellations & Postponements:

  1. Local Musician Max Marshall cancels all upcoming tour performances.
  2. Windsor Art Scene Poetry Reading

WINDSORITE.CA CLOSURE LIST:

GENERAL CLOSURES AND CANCELLATIONS:

  • All grade schools and all high schools are closed from March 14th until April 5th, 2020.
  • All CHL (Windsor Spitfires) games cancelled until further notice.
  • All NBL (Windsor Express) games cancelled until further notice.
  • St. Clair College’s Spring Open house has been cancelled.
  • St. Clair College is moving all classes online as of March 23rd, 2020.
  • The University of Windsor is moving classes online.
  • Hockey Canada has suspended any/all hockey Sanctioned by OWHA or OMHA.
  • Girl Guides of Canada has cancelled all meetings, sleepovers, camps, public cookie selling events, travel and any other in-person events until April 14th.
  • Scouts Canada events are cancelled until April 5th.

Windsor Closures, Cancellations & Postponements

  • Caesars Windsor has postponed the Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons show.
  • Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare has adjusted visiting policies.
  • Windsor Regional Hospital has adjusted visiting policies.
  • The Canadian Historical Aircraft Association Museum will be closed from March 14th – 28th.
  • The City of Windsor’s 14 EarlyON Centres will be closing until April 5th, 2020.
  • Adventure Bay has adjusted hours and protocols.
  • Riverside Minor Hockey has cancelled any and all hockey until further notice.
  • Smokies BBQ at 1959 Ottawa is canceling dine-in services and is only taking pick up & delivery orders until further notice.
  • Devonshire Mall has cancelled all March Break & Easter events.  The mall remains open.
  • Tecumseh Mall has cancelled all March Break activities.  The mall remains open.
  • Windsor Crossing Outlet Mall has cancelled all March Break activities scheduled for March 16th – 20th, 2020.  The mall remains open.
  • New Beginnings “Say Yes To The Prom Dress” event on March 21st has been postponed.
  • Brava Academy of Music and the Performing Arts has announced that all lessons from March 23 to April 5th will be held entirely online instead of face to face.
  • Border City Boxing has suspended all classes until further notice.
  • The African Community Organization of Windsor (ACOW) has cancelled their event for Saturday March 14th.
  • WFCU Credit Union has cancelled their Easter Egg Drop scheduled for Saturday, April 11, 2020.
  • St. Clair Insurance Brokers have temporarily cancelled all office walk-ins and appointments.
  • Dance Barre will be closed from March 14th to April 5th.
  • Trios College is moving all classes online until April 3rd.
  • Indigo Bookstores (Devonshire & St. Clair Shores) have cancelled all March break activities.
  • The Hospice has cancelled all events including the Savour of the Sea Gala scheduled for March 28th, along with implementing restrictions.
  • LaSalle Windsor Special Olympics sports programs cancelled until March 31st.
  • Tutoring Solutions Academy has moved all their tutoring sessions online until April 3rd.
  • The John McGivney Children’s Centre is suspending face-to-face clinical services until Sunday, April 5th.
  • Life After Fifty will close to the public effective Monday, March 16.
  • The Scottish Club of Windsor is closed until further notice and this includes all upcoming events as well as Fish and Chip Fridays.
  • Montessori School of Windsor – Bellewood School is closed until schools reopen.
  • Windsor International Film Festival’s WIFF 365 screenings for March and April are cancelled.
  • Edmunds Towers School of Dance will be closed from March 16th – April 5th.
  • Windsor Soccer Club (Ontario Soccer) has suspended all sanctioned soccer related activities.
  • Delta Chi daycare located in Coronation school is closed from March 14th until April 6th.
  • Franco-Sol Garderies / Child Care Centers are all closed until schools reopen.
  • The City of Windsor has closed all facilities except City Hall.
  • Sea, Army and Air Cadet activities have been postponed nationwide.

Amherstburg, Essex, Kingsville, Lakeshore, LaSalle, Leamington, Tecumseh Closures, Cancellations & Postponements

  • Erie Shores Healthcare hospital has new visiting policies.
  • The Town of Essex has cancelled public skates and swims.
  • The Essex Optimist dance has been cancelled for Friday, March 13th.
  • Discovery Child Care in St John’s school in Kingsville has decided to close until April 5th.
  • Discovery Child Care at Jack Miner Public School is closed until April 6th.
  • The Essex Region Conservation Authority has cancelled its March Break events, including Maple Moon and Maple March Break.
  • LaSalle Hangout For Youth is closed until April 5th.
  • The House Youth Centre in Amherstburg is closed until April 5th.
  • The Amherstburg Freedom Museum has postponed its March 28th Freedom Achievers Guest Speaker event with Hadiya Roderique until Fall 2020.
  • Brouillette Manor, a long term Care facility in Tecumseh is not allowing visitors.
  • Essex County Libraries have cancelled some services.
  • The Amherstburg Chamber of Commerce has postponed their Business Excellence Awards from March 27th to Thursday, May 14th, 2020.
  • Indigo Bookstores (Devonshire & St. Clair Shores) have cancelled all March break activities.
  • LaSalle Windsor Special Olympics sports programs cancelled until March 31st.
  • Audrey’s Clubhouse Latchkey daycare is closed from March 16th to April 3rd.
  • Erie Shores Quilters’ Guild has cancelled it’s March Guild meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, March 17th at 7:00pm.
  • Once Upon A Time Child Care Centre has closed until April 6th.
  • Music Moves Kids Frozen 2 March Break Camp at Kingsville Arena has been cancelled.
  • Richmond Terrace Long Term Care (in Amherstburg) is no longer allowing visitors with the exception of palliative care residents.
  • Leamington SC United Soccer Club has cancelled all events and team activities until April 1st.
  • Lakeshore has closed all recreation centres.

If you know of any businesses or organizations that have changed policies or cancelled events due to coronavirus please contact me:

[email protected]

By Jon Liedtke

Jon Liedtke is a writer and musician in Windsor Ontario. He tells stories using words, pictures, audio and video.

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