Point Edward, ON – In recognition of the Federal Government’s new statutory holiday on September 30, Lambton Public Health’s (LPH) offices and immunization clinics will be closed. The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation recognizes the colonial legacy of residential schools, honours Indigenous survivors, and is vital to the ongoing reconciliation process.
While COVID-19 contact tracing will continue, the daily surveillance report will not be updated on Thursday, September 30. This follows a similar approach with reports from other Provincial health authorities and health units.
As part of the reconciliation process, LPH is honouring and remembering the children taken and the parents left behind. On September 30, the health unit hopes everyone will take a moment to reflect on this history and the importance of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples of Canada.
For more information and additional resources on the history and legacy of the residential school system, and the importance of reconciliation, visit the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation website at https://nctr.ca.
For the latest updates on the vaccine rollout, a schedule of upcoming vaccination clinics and a list of local pharmacies who are offering COVID-19 vaccines please go to getthevaccine.ca.