The Sarnia Primary Control Group (SPCG) met electronically with staff from Lambton Public Health (LPH) and Point Edward regarding developments related to COVID-19. The next scheduled meeting of the SPCG is August 31, 2021.

Local

The City Hall building remains closed, however staff are available to assist Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by phone (519 332 0330 x. 3131) or email: customerservice@sarnia.ca, and through available Online Services.

City Hall service counters are expected to fully resume for in person services on Monday, August 16, 2021, unless otherwise directed by the Province or Lambton Public Health, with capacity limited to permit physical distancing of 2 metres. Upon reopening, service will be provided through the first floor Customer Service, with the second and third floor available to the public by appointment only.

Residents can request an appointment for in-person counter services using the Contact Us Page: https://www.sarnia.ca/comment/. Residents without internet access can reserve a time by calling City Hall. Requests for same-day appointments will be subject to availability.

Public health and workplace safety measures will continue to apply in all reopened City facilities, following strict health and safety guidelines including, but not limited to: COVID-19 screening, capacity limits, physical distancing, mask requirements where applicable, and cleaning and disinfecting practices.

Lambton Public Health

All eligible individuals are asked to book their vaccine appointments at any of the local clinics using LPH’s online Registration.Alternatively, residents may book their appointment by contacting LPH’s Vaccine Call Centre from Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 226-254-8222.

For the latest updates on Sarnia-Lambton’s COVID-19 Immunization Rollout please visit GetTheVaccine.ca.

Provincial Update

The Province is currently in Step 3 of its Roadmap to Reopen. Please view the regulation for the full list of public health and workplace safety measures that need to be followed.

The latest updates about Covid-19 in Ontario, supports provided to small businesses and details on how to schedule a vaccine appointment are available online by visiting: https://www.ontario.ca/page/government-ontario.

Federal Update

The Federal government introduced support measures, including the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and Lockdown Support. These programs continue to adapt as the pandemic evolves. For more information and details on the specific support measures, please visit Extending Business Support Measures Through the Pandemic  – Canada.ca  

COVID-19 Resources

As of 11:30 a.m. on August 3 the SPCG can report that:

Summary of COVID-19 cases in Lambton County from LPH

Confirmed Cases 3,639
Resolved Cases 3,568
Deaths 68
Active Cases 3
Current Active Outbreaks 0
Incidence Rate per 100,000 – Week of July 18 – July 24, 2021 3.1
Percent Positive – Week of Week of July 18 – July 24, 2021 0.36
Immunizations – as of July 28, 2021
Total immunizations given 159,868
First Dose 86,217
Second Dose 73,651
% Adults with ≥ 1 dose 75.7
% Adults fully vaccinated 65.8
% Youth with ≥ 1 dose 21.1
% Youth fully vaccinated 12.9

By-Law Enforcement COVID-19 Reporting System

Total number of complaints and inquiries received 2,152
Total number of emails received 1,802
Total number of phone calls received 350
Total number of charges issued 13

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For further information, please contact:

City of Sarnia, Customer Service

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