I am so proud of our community for the recent, safe, return to normal activities in Petrolia. I acknowledge that it has been a very difficult 18 months, with social isolation being very high on the list of concerns for many people.
As many of us return to the office, resume sports, activities, volunteerism, and begin to see more and more people, I wanted to take a moment to remind residents that, the Town of Petrolia will continue to follow and implement COVID-19 policies and procedures based on recommendations of Lambton Public Health and the Provincial Government.
I would like Petrolia to be a part of the solution to prevent further business interruption to restaurants, theatres, sports and fitness facilities, and bars, due to the rising COVID-19 Delta Variant numbers in Ontario. I support the temporary Provincial vaccine record to help us reach the next step in our continued effort to support our businesses. I strongly encourage residents that can receive the COVID-19 Vaccination to please get fully vaccinated so that we can continue to move forward as a community in our efforts to return to pre-pandemic normal.
Vaccines are available in many places in the County of Lambton and that Lambton Public Health has an excellent resource (www.getthevaccine.ca) for those looking for available clinics.
I would like to ask our residents to continue to be kind, to keep focused on the bigger picture of taking care of one another, and to do their part to help us leave COVID-19 behind.
R. Brad Loosley
Mayor – Town of Petrolia
Councillor – County of Lambton