City of Windsor Announces Second Sanitizer Product Distribution
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City of Windsor Announces Second Sanitizer Product Distribution

Eligibility includes local Religious, Cultural & Service Groups

In late May, the City of Windsor was pleased to provide over 5,000 litres of hand sanitizer on a complimentary basis for local small businesses preparing to restart their operations.

Owing to the tremendous level of local product being made available by Hiram Walker & Sons, the City of Windsor will offer a second round of sanitizer product distribution on Friday, June 12, 2020. Small businesses that were unable to participate in the first round of distribution are encouraged to return later this week, while any organization that attended the first distribution will not be disqualified. Additionally, to support greater community access, and recognizing that more services are likely to begin re-opening in the weeks ahead, any non-profit community, cultural, religious or service groups are also encouraged to seek an allotment of sanitizer product this week.

For the past several months, the City of Windsor has been coordinating the distribution of locally produced hand sanitizer to regional hospitals; first responders; long term care and retirement homes; shelters; and essential workers. While supplies last, and to assist local small businesses and groups in their re-start efforts, the City of Windsor will again provide free hand sanitizer through a no-contact drive-thru at the WFCU Centre on Friday, June 12, 2020 from 9am to 2pm. Drivers are asked to enter through the intersection of McHugh Street and Mickey Renaud Way and then follow the signage to the depot tents.

Product on offer is produced to World Health Organization standards and will be made available in 375-millilitre bottles supplied by Highbury Canco in Leamington, up to a maximum of 5 bottles per organization. Depending on turnout, the City of Windsor has enough product available to distribute to at least 1,000 local groups and businesses this week.

Government of Ontario regulations provide direction regarding the nature of businesses and community organizations permitted to operate at this time, as well as public health considerations associated with their operations. The City of Windsor is taking these additional steps to help support local business and non-profit operators as they begin to re-start local operations and maintain appropriate health and safety protocols.

“Owing to tremendous local donations, the City of Windsor is able to offer a second, expanded round of hand sanitizer distribution,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. “This is a fantastic example of how our community comes together and supports one another in times of need. It just makes me so proud to be a Windsorite.”

For more safety tips and practices, visit the Windsor Essex County Health Unit website. For more information on municipal matters related to COVID-19, visit www.citywindsor.ca/covid-19.

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