press release

Be Safe this Weekend and Limit Contact with Others

Point Edward, ON – Lambton Public Health (LPH) is reminding residents that Easter weekend will look a little different this year. Traditions are important, but please observe them safely. It’s very important to continue with self-isolation and to stay home with your immediate family only.

“Families can spend time outdoors safely, but stick to doing so with your immediate household unit and space yourself 2 metres away from others at all times,” says Dr. Sudit Ranade, Medical Officer of Health in Lambton County. “As for extended family gatherings, I’m going to ask you to refrain from doing that this weekend.”

Even if it’s just one dinner, SAY NO and STAY HOME, because it can have severe health impacts. Ranade says, some of your family members may be very vulnerable and at risk of getting COVID-19.

Potlucks and sharing food among family for the holiday weekend is also not recommended in order to reduce the community spread of COVID-19. Cook for your household only and try creative ways to observe your family traditions like cooking a favourite family recipe and sharing in the moment over a phone call or a video greeting.

If you are cooking for a loved one that needs support please keep food safety measures in mind to prevent food borne illnesses and practice physical distancing when dropping food off. For safe food handling practices visit Health Canada’s Interactive Guide.

Lambton Public Health reminds those enjoying the outdoors to be safe, be strong, and be kind. Reduce the community spread of COVID-19.

Learn more about local cases, testing and information to support physical distancing, monitoring for symptoms, self-isolation and how to protect yourself at


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Lambton Public Health
County of Lambton