The Sarnia Primary Control Group (SPCG) met via teleconference on July 10, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. regarding developments related to the COVID-19.
Sarnia-Lambton currently remains in Stage 2 of the Government of Ontario’s framework for Reopening our Province. In preparation for when the Province moves Sarnia-Lambton into Stage 3, the SPCG is continuing discussions on what this will look like for the City of Sarnia.
Due to COVID-19, cooling centers are limited. If you or someone you know require assistance due to the heat, please call Lambton Public Health at 519-383-8331 or 1-800-667-1839 for details on available cooling centres.
Lambton Public Health released a technical brief examining the case for mandatory mask use to further prevent the spread of COVID-19, found online here: https://lambtonpublichealth.ca/lambton-public-health-releases-technical-brief-examining-mandatory-mask-use-in-lambton-county/
Lambton County Council declared its support and encouragement for those who can do so, to wear masks that cover their mouth, nose and chin in public indoor settings where physical distance cannot be achieved. While it is not mandated to wear a mask indoors within public locations, some public buildings and businesses may require it.
Many local establishments have set rules for entry requiring masks, when medically possible. Bluewater Health, along with a number of other local establishments, remain a mandatory masking environment. Employers can assess worker risk of exposure to COVID-19 when considering source control in the workplace. Additional information is available on the Public Health Ontario website and Lambton Public Health website.
The County of Lambton, Social Services Division provided an update on the vulnerable population and child care services in the Sarnia-Lambton area. Social Services confirmed child care centres continue to reopen across the County, the majority reopening by the end of the month.
Throughout the pandemic, stay up to date with the City’s latest response efforts by frequently checking https://www.sarnia.ca/covid-19/. Please visit the City’s website www.sarnia.ca, Facebook, and/or Twitter for additional updates.
As of 9:30 a.m. on July 10 the SPCG can report that:
|Test Results Received (as per last available daily update)||13,848|
|Percent of Test Results Positive||2.1%|
|Number of Related Deaths||25|
|Current Active Outbreaks||0|
By-Law Enforcement COVID-19 Reporting System
|Total number of complaints and inquiries received||1,184|
|Total number of emails received||971|
|Total number of phone calls received||213|
|Total number of fines issued||5|
Lambton Public Health
- If you are in distress do not go to an Assessment Centre. Call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest Emergency Department.
- If you think you may have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has symptoms, please self-isolate and use the Ontario Self-Assessment Tool to determine if you need to seek further care.
- Local COVID-19 testing information is available online: https://lambtonpublichealth.ca/2019-novel-coronavirus/testing-criteria/
- To view detailed reports of COVID-19 cases in Lambton County visit: https://lambtonpublichealth.ca/2019-novel-coronavirus/summary-of-covid-19-cases-in-lambton-county/
The Government of Ontario, has extended all emergency orders currently in place under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act until July 22, 2020.