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Monday March 23rd, 2020, 9:11am


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Health care and first responder officials throughout the area are appealing to businesses who may have supplies that are integral to keeping frontline workers safe in the fight against COVID-19.

Businesses that have available stock of any of the following items, are encouraged to donate them to be used by those working on the frontline, as they assist residents and patients in the fight against the impact of COVID-19.

Required supplies include:

  • Respirators, Honeywell 5500 Series and NIOSG P100 filter cartridges
  • N95 masks (model number: 3M18710, 3M9210 or 3MVFlex). If you have another available model of N95, please let us know so that we may assess if it is something that can be utilized.
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Battery-operated infrared medical thermometers
  • Disposable impermeable gowns
  • General surgical masks
  • Hand sanitizer and/or disinfectant
  • Sanitizer wipes
  • Safety goggles

If you have any of the above, please contact the city over email at [email protected] . City of Windsor and County of Essex staff will coordinate the pick up of items, beginning on Monday, March 23rd in any area of region.

These items would be put to immediate use in hospitals, paramedic, fire, police and corrections services as well as long-term care homes.

In addition,  a drop-off location at the WFCU Centre is planned starting between 10:30am and 2:30pm Monday, Wednesday and Saturday for those able to assist by delivering.  The city does ask that you email first before visiting the main desk at the Community Rinks entrance at 8787 McHugh Street where staff will direct you after a short screening process.

“In the last few days, based on the best advice of public health officials, many local services have temporarily stopped operating – from dentists to hair salons to large manufacturing,” said Drew Dilkens, Mayor of Windsor “We are asking all those who might have any supplies in their possession to make them available for health care and other frontline workers.”

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