Call for Medical Supplies Going Well but Still More is Needed
The generosity of the Windsor-Essex community has been significant as businesses have been donating medical supplies to help support those workers on the frontline.
Boxes of supplies have been donated by closed dentist offices, hair salons and even the manufacturing sector where things like medical gloves and masks are used.
The need for more continues, so emergency officials are still asking for any business to assess their inventory of supplies and consider donating them.
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.
Battery-operated infrared medical thermometers
Disposable impermeable gowns
General surgical masks
Hand sanitizer and/or disinfectant
These items would be put to immediate use in hospitals and by paramedics, fire, police and correctional services, as well as long-term care homes.
If you have any of the above and can drop them off, please do so at the WFCU Centre 8787 McHugh Street this Saturday between 10:30am and 2:30pm. Please pull up to the Community Rink doors off the main parking lot where staff will direct you after a short screening process.
If you require the items to be picked up, please call 311 between 8am and 4pm, Monday to Friday to schedule a pickup time.
This is another example of County of Essex and City of Windsor municipal governments taking action to coordinate the regional response to COVID-19. For more information on COVID-19 planning and preparations by the City of Windsor, please visit our COVID-19 page www.citywindsor.ca/covid-19.
The Windsor Essex County Health Unit is an excellent resource for local updates on COVID-19.