The Windsor-Essex region will join the rest of Ontario in Stage 3 of the province’s reopening plan on Wednesday.
The provincial government made the announcement this morning.
Outbreaks among migrant workers on farms in the region had previously held Windsor-Essex back from Stage 3.
Other parts of the province entered Stage 3 on July 17, 24, and 31.
Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. David Williams, says he made the decision based on positive local trends.
Those include lower transmission of COVID-19, a significant increase in testing and the local public health unit’s capacity to conduct rapid case and contact management.