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:
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:
|Test Results Received (as per last available daily update)||20,889|
|Percent of Test Results Positive||1.6%|
|Number of Related Deaths||25|
|Current Active Outbreaks||0|
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|
Lambton Public Health
- If you are in distress do not go to an Assessment Centre. Call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest Emergency Department.
- If you think you may have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has symptoms, please self-isolate and use the Ontario Self-Assessment Tool to determine if you need to seek further care.
- Local COVID-19 testing information is available online: https://lambtonpublichealth.ca/2019-novel-coronavirus/testing-criteria/
- To view detailed reports of COVID-19 cases in Lambton County visit: https://lambtonpublichealth.ca/2019-novel-coronavirus/summary-of-covid-19-cases-in-lambton-county/
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