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Posted on: October 21, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Canada extends border shutdown for another month

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The U.S.-Canada border will remain closed to non-essential travel for another month, according to reports from Click on Detroit. That and more in the Wayne County Report for October 21, 2020

The current extension of the border crossing restrictions was set to expire today (October 21) and has been extended until at least November 21, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair announced. 

Essential cross-border workers like healthcare professionals, airline crews and truck drivers are still permitted to cross. 

According to the countywide health data release October 20, 2020, Taylor recorded 15 new cases of COVID-19, upping its overall total to 1,154. That is a unusually high number for the community, and the day’s reporting marked the second highest daily total (Dearborn 16) in Wayne County (exempting Detroit). It also meant that the City had confirmed 26 new cases over a two-day period. Fortunately, there were no new deaths. That total remains at 81.

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