The Sarnia Primary Control Group (SPCG) met electronically with staff from Lambton Public Health (LPH), Point Edward, Lambton College, Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB), and St. Clair Catholic District School Board regarding developments related to COVID-19.

Local Update

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.

Lambton College is preparing for a safe yet significant reopening of the campus for September. At this time, 60 per cent of programs will offer expanded opportunities for students to attend classes on campus for the Fall Term.

To help protect the health and safety of students, employees and the wider Sarnia-Lambton community, Lambton College has made COVID-19 vaccinations a condition for all students, employees and guests to be on campus. Information regarding Lambton College’s Vaccination policy, Vaccination & Campus Safety and an FAQ for Students can be found online.

Both the LKDSB and The St. Clair Catholic District School Board are looking forward to welcoming students for a safe 2021-2022 school year.

The Lambton Kent District School Board’s Reopening and Operating Our Schools plan for the 2021-2022 school year can be found online: https://www.lkdsb.net/Board/covid-19/reopening-operating-our-schools/Documents/LKDSB_Reopening_Operating_Our_Schools2021.pdf

The St. Clair Catholic District School Board’s Return to School Plan – 2021-2022 can be found online: https://www.st-clair.net/Data/Sites/1/media/public/resources/return-to-school-plan-2021-2022-aug26.pdf?v1.1.

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.

As of 11:30 a.m. on August 31 the SPCG can report that:

Summary of COVID-19 cases in Lambton County from LPH

Confirmed Cases 3,689
Resolved Cases 3,607
Deaths 69
Active Cases 13
Current Active Outbreaks 0
Incidence Rate per 100,000 – Week of August 15 – August 21, 2021 12.2
Percent Positive – Week of August 15 – August 21, 2021 1.41
Immunizations – as of August 25, 2021
Total immunizations given 171,014
First Dose 88,900
Second Dose 82,114
% Adults with ≥ 1 dose 77.7
% Adults fully vaccinated 72.3
% Youth with ≥ 1 dose 23.3
% Youth fully vaccinated 19.2

By-Law Enforcement COVID-19 Reporting System

Total number of complaints and inquiries received 2,153
Total number of emails received 1,803
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