The Sarnia Primary Control Group (SPCG) met today with M.P.P. Bob Bailey, Lambton Public Health, Lambton County, Bluewater Health, Point Edward and Aamjiwnaang regarding developments related to COVID-19.

City Hall and other facilities remain closed to the public; however, services are available online, over the phone and by email during business hours: https://www.sarnia.ca/comment/.

Bluewater Health has reinstated visitor restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise in community.

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.   

The province of Ontario has released an ethical framework for COVID-19 vaccine distribution, expanded COVID-19 vaccine locations, began rollout of COVID-19 vaccine, identified key groups for distribution of initial COVID-19 vaccines, appointed members of the Ministers’ COVID-19 vaccine distribution task force and has collaborated with industry experts to plan the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how the province continues to protect the people of Ontario from COVID-19.

The Provincewide Shutdown to stop spread of COVID-19 remains in effect to Saturday, January 23, 2021 for all 27 public health unit regions in Southern Ontario, including Sarnia-Lambton (refer to Appendix A).

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Businesses also have the right to create additional standards over and above this by-law,

Business owners/operators are not expected to engage in confrontations with members of the public who are not wearing a face covering. We suggest business owners/operators politely remind patrons of the By-law requirement.

Businesses also have the right to create additional standards over and above this by-law, pursuant to the Trespass to Property Act and their responsibilities under the Occupier’s Liability Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Residents must supply their own face covering. Some business owners/operators will supply masks but they are not required to do so.Residents must supply their own face covering. Some business owners/operators will supply masks but they are not required to do so.As of 11:30 a.m. on January 5 the SPCG can report that:

Summary of COVID-19 cases in Lambton County

Confirmed Cases 1076
Resolved Cases 725
Deaths 28
Active Cases 323
Current Active Outbreaks 16
Incidence Rate per 100,000 – Week of Dec 20-26, 2020 105

By-Law Enforcement COVID-19 Reporting System

Total number of complaints and inquiries received 1,478
Total number of emails received 1,237
Total number of phone calls received 241
Total number of fines issued 5

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For further information, please contact:

City of Sarnia, Customer Service

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