• Valued Members –

    Below is your COVID-19 update for Thursday, April 2nd.

    Community COVID-19 Status

    · Currently, there are 11 confirmed cases in Elgin County. For more information, please visit Southwestern Public Health.
    · St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital continues to enforce a ‘no visitor’ policy.
    · Contact Southwestern Public Health 519.631.9900, Telehealth Ontario 1.866.797.0000 or your physician ‘first’ if you suspect you may have contracted the virus.

    A Message from Southwestern Public Health to our Business Community

    · Are you a customer-facing essential business? For the safety of your staff and customers, please:

    • Clearly communicate physical distancing at all points of the customer experience.
    • Use tape on the floor to make physical reminders of the distance you are asked to maintain.
    • Have customers enter aisles in only one direction to avoid people side by side
    • Keep open every other checkout to ensure customers keep a safe distance
    • Shop alone, if at all possible.

    A Reminder from the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital

    · STEGH is still requesting our business community’s express help in establishing local supply chains for much needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

    · The following pieces of equipment are needed: Medical grade masks (level 1, 2, 3); N95 Respirators; Reusable Respirators and Cartridges; Tyvek Suits; Portable HEPA Filters; Medical Grade Monitors (not home blood pressure units); Disposable Hood Masks; Disposable or Reusable Face Shields Visor and Neck Coverings.

    · Donations can be dropped off at the hospital (189 Elm Street, St. Thomas) at the East entrance between 9AM – 3PM. Or you can coordinate your donation with Kathy Jameson, Interim Manager of Materials Management, St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital: COVIDdonations@stegh.on.ca.

    Finally, a special shout out to Bill Fair and other incredible Chamber members just like him who are supporting local small businesses and charities during this difficult time. You make our community a better place. Thank you.

    Stay healthy and safe.


    Paul Jenkins
    St. Thomas & District Chamber of Commerce