The Sarnia Primary Control Group (SPCG) met via teleconference on August 05, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. regarding developments related to COVID-19.

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/.

We remind citizens that the Mask By-law does not diminish or replace the recommendations set out by the Medical Officer of Health for Lambton County, Dr. Ranade.

 “Please continue to take precautions and follow the public health safety measures” says Dr. Ranade. “The virus can quickly spread among close contacts so keep your social circle small – limit is 10, and be very diligent if you choose to attend a larger gathering.”

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/

Sarnia-Lambton had an increase in positive COVID-19 cases reported over the last week. For more information on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 visit Lambton Public Health: https://lambtonpublichealth.ca/2019-novel-coronavirus/

On August 4, 2020, Sarnia Transit moved to a modified Saturday Level Service Monday through Saturday. Additional information is available online: https://www.sarnia.ca/transit-updates/

As of 9:30 a.m. on August 05 the SPCG can report that:

Summary of COVID-19 cases in Lambton County

Test Results Received (as per last available daily update) 18,061
Percent of Test Results Positive 1.8%
Confirmed Cases 319
Recovered Cases 270
Number of Related Deaths 25
Active Cases 24
Current Active Outbreaks 0
Resolved Outbreaks 9

By-Law Enforcement COVID-19 Reporting System

Total number of complaints and inquiries received 1,277
Total number of emails received 1,058
Total number of phone calls received 219
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