Lambton Shores mayor makes public appeal as summer nears

Lambton County Warden Bill Weber asks residents to help flatten the COVID-19 curve and stay home. Screen image from video uploaded to social media. March 30, 2020.

Lambton County’s warden wants everyone to do their part now to help to flatten the COVID-19 curve.

In a video message he released over the weekend, Bill Weber said he’s asking people to follow the advice of experts and stay home. The video has been viewed thousands of times.

“Listen to the federal and provincial messages and the health units,” said Weber. “The message that they’re giving is stay home, stay safe, practice social distancing or personal distancing. Whatever it is, it’s a hockey stick apart.”

Weber, who is also the mayor of Lambton Shores, said we need to overcome the crisis sooner rather than later if people want to enjoy the Lake Huron resort communities in his municipality.

“Let’s get on with this, or we will not be open for business and ready to go when it comes time that the beach and cottages get nice.”

Weber said it is not ok for groups to be gathering on the beaches and other areas right now.

“There’s nothing wrong with going for a walk if there’s two or three people, but if you have four carloads and you all go out any place and you’re congregating, you’re not keeping that distance. The province has set a group of five and I think that’s lots.”

Weber said it’s going to take a lot longer to overcome the pandemic if we don’t follow the rules.