Windsor giving away hand sanitizer to the public Thursday

The WFCU Centre in Windsor, August 25 2014. (Photo by Adelle Loiselle.)

If you need hand sanitizer, the City of Windsor will be giving it out for free Thursday at the WFCU Centre.

Since late May, the city has been working with its community partners to distribute locally-made hand sanitizer.

More than 10,000 litres of hand sanitizer has been distributed to first responders, hospitals in Windsor-Essex, long-term care and retirement homes, small business groups, not-for-profit groups, and essential workers.

While supplies last, the public can pick up up to four bottles per vehicle at a no-contact drive-thru. The distribution will start at 9 a.m. on Thursday and go until 1 p.m.

Drivers need to enter through the McHugh Street and Mickey Renaud Way intersection and follow the signs to the depot.

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

The product is made to World Health Organization standards and is available in 375mL bottles supplied by Highbury Canco in Leamington.