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

The County of Lambton Social Services Division provided an update on the vulnerable population and the reopening of their before and after school programs within the Sarnia-Lambton area.

The St. Clair Catholic District School Board has released their ‘September Ready Framework’ for the 2020-2021 school year. For additional information surrounding the Safe Return to School Project please visit the link below: https://newsdesk.st-clair.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/SeptemberReadySlideDeckBoardWebsiteAug2020.pdf

The Lambton Kent District School Board has released their ‘Reopening Our Schools’ plan for the 2020-2021 school year. For additional information surrounding LKDSB’s ‘Reopening Our Schools’ plan please visit the link below:
https://www.lkdsb.net/Board/Community/PublicHealth/2020-2021SchoolYear/Documents/ReopeningOurSchools2020-Final.pdf

As of July 24, 2020 the City of Sarnia entered Stage 3 of the Provincial Framework for Reopening Our Province. Details can be found online here: https://www.ontario.ca/page/framework-reopening-our-province-stage-3

The City of Sarnia Mask By-Law began on July 31, 2020. For more information visit: https://www.sarnia.ca/mask-bylaw/

Public health safety measures include staying home when sick, practicing physical distancing with others outside your social circle, use good hand hygiene, and wearing a mask if required or if physical distancing is not possible. For more information on social circles, gatherings and physical distancing visit: https://lambtonpublichealth.ca/2019-novel-coronavirus/physical-distancing/

As of 9:30 a.m. on August 19 the SPCG can report that:

Summary of COVID-19 cases in Lambton County

Test Results Received (as per last available daily update) 20,889
Percent of Test Results Positive 1.6%
Confirmed Cases 336
Recovered Cases 299
Number of Related Deaths 25
Active Cases 12
Current Active Outbreaks 0
Resolved Outbreaks 10

By-Law Enforcement COVID-19 Reporting System

Total number of complaints and inquiries received 1,294
Total number of emails received 1,070
Total number of phone calls received 224
Total number of fines issued 5

Stay up to date by frequently checking https://www.sarnia.ca/covid-19/. Visit the City’s website www.sarnia.ca, Facebook, and/or Twitter for additional updates.

Lambton Public Health

Provincial Updates

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health, has amended orders O. Reg 364/20: Rules for Areas in Stage 3, under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020, implementing additional measures for restaurants, bars, and other food or drink establishments, as the province carefully and gradually reopens. For more information on Rules for Areas In Stage 3 visit: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/200364