Message from the Mayor
On Monday, the Province of Ontario announced that many areas would be moving into Stage 3 of the provincial reopening this Friday, July 17. Lambton County was excluded from this list and will remain in Stage 2 for now.
Although it can be frustrating to see our neighbouring counties with loosened restrictions ahead of us, I will choose to see the positive aspects of remaining in Stage 2. We are anticipating that we will be able to move into Stage 3 the following week. Let’s take this week to prepare ourselves and to ensure we are ready for when we are able to move into Stage 3.
While many of us are very anxious and excited to move on to the next stage, we need to remember that COVID-19 is still here. We need to remain vigilant in our physical distancing, hygiene practices and limiting group sizes. If you are sick, or showing any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home. Lambton County has not endorsed a mandatory mask policy like some nearby counties. This does not mean that we can be complacent. Wear a mask if you choose to do so. In spaces where physical distancing isn’t possible, a mask is recommended.
I say this each week, but this message is important. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken so much out of our control. We can control how we treat others and how we react to situations. I continue to encourage you to choose to be kind.
Stay healthy, safe and positive.