Shine bright like a... supporter of health workers. Yes, it's time to give thanks to doctors across the province. May 1 is officially Ontario Doctors' Day and residents are being asked to "shine a light for them" right at 9 p.m.\nAlthough the day of celebration and gratitude is held every year in the province on May 1, this year it's going to hit a little differently than prior years.\nDuring a pandemic like this, provincial doctors are working day and night to ensure the health and safety of Ontario residents.\nAnd the Ontario Medical Association is campaigning for them to get the recognition they deserve on Friday evening.\n"With this year’s Doctors’ Day falling in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, the OMA is organizing a special moment so Ontarians can come together from a distance, and participate in celebrating doctors," reads a statement from the OMA's official website.\nAnd the best thing is that if you plan to show your support, taking part in this event isn't hard at all.\nWherever you are, if you can shine your phone's flashlight through your window, front porch, balcony, or wherever suits you best.\nJust make sure to hold it up high, wherever you are.\nView this post on Instagram It's #DoctorsDay! Join us tonight at 9pm and #ShineALightForThem to celebrate Ontario's doctors and all they do for us. For more information visit: www.doctorsday.ca A post shared by Ontario Medical Association (@ontariosdoctors) on May 1, 2020 at 4:27am PDT\nThen, you can post the moment to your social media using the hashtags #DoctorsDay and #ShineALightForThem and share why you’re shining your light.\nSince the start of the pandemic across the world, there hasn't been a lack of thanks and support for healthcare workers facing the virus head-on.\nDespite social distancing, Torontonians have made sure to show their support as much as they can, even banging pots and pans outside their homes to cheer them on.\nView this post on Instagram Join us in saying ‘thank you’ to doctors this Friday, May 1st on #DoctorsDay. At 9 p.m., turn on your phone’s flashlight and #ShineALightForThem. A post shared by Ontario Medical Association (@ontariosdoctors) on Apr 28, 2020 at 8:16am PDT\nToronto buildings have shown small gestures, too, lighting up the night sky with hearts as a tribute to frontline workers.\nAnd the provincial government has even ensured that these essential workers get extra pay for their efforts.\nThere have been serious challenges they've faced too, though.\nMost notably, plenty of health workers have reported a desperate shortage of PPE, despite some Ontario groups' efforts to provide them with more protection.\nIn fact, the potential shortage has got so bad that one major Toronto hospital has developed a full-face snorkel mask to use should regular face shields run out.\nThis year is the year to let provincial medical workers know how much they're appreciated.\nSo, go on, shine a light in support tonight.