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Ross Street Coin Laundry
71 Ross Street, St. Thomas Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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An Open Letter to the Good Folks of St. Thomas & Elgin County

Friends –

On behalf of the medical leadership of the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, I want to express my immense gratitude for the overwhelming support the community continues to show and display in the face of this pandemic.

At this time, STEGH does not need any non-medical grade masks. HOWEVER, as Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, recently shared, there is a role for homemade masks to be worn whenever you leave your homes and use any type of public space.

When used in conjunction with social distancing measures, they can reduce the transmission of respiratory droplets from yourself to others and/or the environment around you (e.g. door handles, shopping carts, etc.).

Please remember, these non-medical grade masks are not without risk. If you make the decision to wear a mask, take every precaution not to touch the outside of it, wear and remove it properly, and, OF COURSE, continue with frequent hand washing.

Finally, make absolute sure you remove and wash your mask regularly and as soon as it is visibly soiled or becomes damp.

I encourage you all to continue with your efforts to #SewStrong and #FlattenTheCurve.

We are all in this together!

Dr. Waleed Chehadi MD FRCPC

Internal and Critical Care Medicine
Chief of Staff
Adjunct Professor of Medicine
St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital


Patterns and directions are linked below.

Pattern #1 (VIDEO)

Pattern #2: (VIDEO)

Join the online community and #SewStrong today!


A pattern and directions are linked below.

Pattern #1

Join the online community and #SewStrong today!


Patterns and directions are linked below.

Pattern #1 (VIDEO)

Pattern #2:

Join the online community and #SewStrong today!


Patterns and directions are linked below.

Mask Clip STL File

3D printed clips can be dropped off at GCW Custom Kitchens & Cabinetry Inc., 95 South Edgeware Rd., St. Thomas. The drop point is a black stand located in the parking lot at the south west corner of the building.

To request clips for your front-line or essential business or organization, please use this form.

For more information and to connect with other 3D printing volunteers, please join the Facebook group - 3d Printers for #SEWSTRONG or email 3dprintersforppe@gmail.com.