Public Sanitizer Product Distribution
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Public Sanitizer Product Distribution

All Residents Welcomed to Receive up to 4 Bottles Per Car

Since late May, working with community partners, the City of Windsor has been coordinating the distribution of locally produced hand sanitizer.

Regional hospitals; first responders; long-term care and retirement homes; shelters; essential workers; small businesses and not-for-profit groups have received over 10,000 litres of product across three distribution events. To support the communities of Leamington and Kingsville, separate sanitizer distribution events were also held in Essex County on July 7, 2020.

While supplies last, the City of Windsor will again provide free hand sanitizer through a no-contact drive-thru at the WFCU Centre on Thursday, July 30, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and all residents are welcome. Drivers are asked to enter through the intersection of McHugh Street and Mickey Renaud Way, 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 4 bottles per vehicle. Depending on turnout, the City of Windsor has enough product available to distribute to at least 1,000 vehicles later this week.

“The City of Windsor and our private sector partners have been working for months to make sanitizer available for essential workers,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. “As our community re-opened, we made free product available for businesses, not-for-profits and faith organizations. I’m pleased that we have enough sanitizer available to provide a general public giveaway too.”

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

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