The Sarnia Primary Control Group (SPCG) met today regarding
developments related to COVID-19.

Lambton Public Health has declared an outbreak at the Corporation of the
City of Sarnia after five employees have tested positive for COVID-19 with
two office employees at transit, two at City Hall and one at Public Works.
The City of Sarnia will continue to follow the guidance and recommendations
of Lambton Public Health and the Provincial Workplace Outbreak Guidelines.

The City of Sarnia quickly and diligently implemented extra health and safety
measures to enhance our efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among
Staff and throughout our community, which included several City employees
temporarily working from home and a deep clean of the various work
locations. Please be advised that these City Staff will continue to work from
home until further notice.

There is low risk to the public. City Hall remains closed, however services
are available online, over the phone and by email during business hours:
https://www.sarnia.ca/comment/

Lambton Public Health (LPH) is advising all adults that have participated in
local adult recreational hockey in Lambton County over the past 2-3 weeks
to monitor for COVID-19 or any cold-like symptoms and to get tested if
symptoms are present.

COVID-19 contact tracing by LPH has identified several confirmed positive
COVID-19 cases and close contact exposures that have resulted in more
confirmed cases connected to adult recreational hockey in multiple locations
across the county. Individuals must take the necessary precautions or the
virus will continue to spread.

Learn more about COVID-19 symptoms, options to get tested, and details
about current case counts, outbreaks and trends from the COVID-19 status
dashboard and surveillance reports at LambtonPublicHealth.ca. For more
information visit: https://www.lambtononline.ca/en/news/local-adultrecreational-hockey-participants-advised-to-monitor-for-symptoms.aspx

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise throughout the Province at an alarming
rate, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer
of Health and other health experts, have imposed a Provincewide Shutdown.
Additional restrictions are in place and reinforce that Ontarians should stay
at home as much as possible to minimize transmission of the virus and
prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed. The restrictions remain in
effect to Saturday, January 23, 2021 for all 27 public health unit regions in
Southern Ontario, including Sarnia-Lambton (refer to Appendix A).

Shutdown – Ontario Announcement
 Shutdown context and details – provincial website, or slide deck (PDF)
Current COVID-19 Response Framework will be PAUSED as of Dec. 26,
2020.

For more information on COVID-19, visit:
 City of Sarnia website: https://www.sarnia.ca/covid-19/
 Lambton Public Health website: https://lambtonpublichealth.ca
 Local COVID-19 Testing Assessment Centres:
https://lambtonpublichealth.ca/2019-novel-coronavirus/testingcriteria/
 COVID-19 Case Map
 Public Health Ontario website: https://www.publichealthontario.ca/
 Province of Ontario website: www.ontario.ca/coronavirus
 Government of Canada website: https://www.canada.ca/en/publichealth/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

As of 11:30 a.m. on December 29 the SPCG can report that:

For further information, please contact:
City of Sarnia, Customer Service
customerservice@sarnia.ca or 519-332-0330 ext.3131