The Sarnia Primary Control Group (SPCG) met via teleconference on June 26, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. regarding developments related to the COVID-19.

As a result of the City’s COVID-19 Cost Mitigation Strategy, the ability to reopen, maintain and provide Parks and Recreation services and programs has been impacted.  A further financial report will be provided to Sarnia City Council at the next regular meeting on July 13th 2020, at which point the City will receive further direction.

Due to the logistics and time needed to re-open an arena, we will not be able to permit any use of arenas for the month of July, regardless of Council’s decision on July 13. Similarly, we will not be accepting any bookings for baseball diamonds, or sportsfields for the month of July.

Greenspaces and sportsfields are open for limited use by residents, within provincial regulations. Permits and exclusive use agreements are not available at this time. Summer registrations for activities such as pools, day camps and other recreational opportunities are currently unavailable.

The Parks and Recreation department, working with limited staffing, thank you for your continued patience, as we maintain our facilities. Anyone utilizing City amenities is asked to respect the location by keeping them clean and shareable with others, packing up any garbage brought and taking it home for proper disposal.

The Sarnia Canada Day Committee has created plans to celebrate Canada Day 2020 on a smaller scale and virtual, given this year’s in-person July 1st Canada Day Celebrations have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Please visit the City’s website for details: https://www.sarnia.ca/sarnia-canada-day-celebrations-2/

Sarnia Transit & Care-A Van will not operate on July 1, 2020. Service will resume on Thursday, July 2, 2020. Additional details are available online: https://www.sarnia.ca/transit-updates/

Throughout the pandemic, stay up to date with the City’s latest response efforts by frequently checking https://www.sarnia.ca/covid-19/. Please visit the City’s website www.sarnia.ca, Facebook, and/or Twitter for additional updates.

As of 9:30 a.m. on June 26 the SPCG can report that:

Summary of COVID-19 cases in Lambton County

Test Results Received (as per last available daily update) 11,627
Percent of Test Results Positive 2.5%
Confirmed Cases 285
Recovered Cases 249
Number of Related Deaths 25
Active Cases 11
Current Active Outbreaks 2
Resolved Outbreaks 7

By-Law Enforcement COVID-19 Reporting System

Total number of complaints and inquiries received 1,157
Total number of emails received 957
Total number of phone calls received 200
Total number of fines issued 5

Lambton Public Health

Provincial

The Government of Ontario has extended the Declaration of Emergency currently in force under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act until July 15, 2020.

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For further information, please contact:

City of Sarnia COVID-19 Hotline

covid@sarnia.ca or 1-877-4-SARNIA (1-877-472-7642) or 519-332-0932

City of Sarnia, Customer Service

customerservice@sarnia.ca or 519-332-0330 ext.3131