The Sarnia Primary Control Group met via teleconference on March 23, 2020 at 9:00am regarding COVID-19 and can confirm that, as of that time, there remains no confirmed cases of the COVID-19 infections in the County of Sarnia-Lambton area. In the Sarnia-Lambton area, 40 completed tests have been returned with results all being negative.

In order to better coordinate the city’s response to this pandemic emergency, we would like to request that members of the public direct all inquiries to the City of Sarnia’s emergency hotline at 1-877-4-SARNIA (1-877-472-7642) or visit our web site at for updates on the latest information available.

All health related questions should be directed to the County of Lambton Public Health at (519-383-8331) or

The City is taking preventative measures and regularly reviewing these measures based on continuing discussions with Lambton Public Health and the latest information received from both the Provincial and Federal Governments.

The City of Sarnia would like to remind the public the extreme importance of social distancing. While the amount of actual cases is unknown at this time, operating under the advice of the Chief Medical Officer, we must act as though the virus is already here and social distancing and proper hygiene practices are the only ways for us to curb the spread and reduce the burden on the health care system. Too many members of the public are ignoring these recommendations and it is of growing concern to our community. Please limit your trips to essential matters only.

In order to protect public health, the City is requesting that members of the public avoid using any of the playground equipment in our local parks because the equipment cannot be properly sanitized at this time. Signage is posted throughout our parks as a reminder of this requirement.

To listen to a detailed listing of City of Sarnia closures and disruptions, you are encouraged to call our City of Sarnia Services Update Line at

226-778-4611 which will be updated daily. 

The City will continue to monitor the situation and update the citizens of Sarnia as soon as information is available.

Please refer to the Sarnia Police website and social media for further updates regarding Police Service matters.

Lambton Public Health Information:

If you are experiencing symptoms and have traveled internationally, please call your health care provider or Lambton Public Health (519-383-8331) or (Please do not call 9-1-1 unless it is an emergency).

The Primary Control Group will continue to meet daily to ensure that all new and relevant information is being taken into consideration going forward. Daily public notifications will be issued. Please visit the City’s website, Facebook, and/or Twitter for updates.

Please continue to utilize the COVID-19 Hotline at 1-877-4-SARNIA (1-877-472-7642) and the City’s website to keep up to date on any and all information pertaining to the city’s current status.

– 30 –

For further information, please contact:

City of Sarnia COVID-19 Hotline

1-877-4-SARNIA (1-877-472-7642) or 519-332-0932

Andrea Lane, Customer Service Manager or 519-332-0330 ext.3231

City of Sarnia, Customer Service or 519-332-0330 ext.3131