The Sarnia Primary Control Group (SPCG) met electronically with staff from Lambton Public Health (LPH) and Point Edward regarding developments related to COVID-19.

Local

City Hall remains closed to in person service until the end of Step Three of the Provincial Roadmap to Reopen, as many City Staff continue working safely from home. Staff are available to assist by contacting Customer Service Staff, 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 Public Health

LPH has expanded second dose eligibility to youth 12-17 years of age who received their first dose of Pfizer at least 28 days ago (as per the recommended minimum interval).

Eligible youth are asked to book their second dose appointments for any of the local clinics using LPH’s online Registration. Residents who are unable to book online may schedule second dose appointments by contacting LPH’s Vaccine Call Centre at 226-254-8222.  

For the latest updates on Sarnia-Lambton’s COVID-19 Immunization Rollout please visit GetTheVaccine.ca.

Provincial Update

The Province is currently in Step 2 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.

COVID-19 Resources

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 July 6 the SPCG can report that:

The Sarnia Primary Control Group (SPCG) met electronically with staff from Lambton Public Health (LPH) and Point Edward regarding developments related to COVID-19.

Local

City Hall remains closed to in person service until the end of Step Three of the Provincial Roadmap to Reopen, as many City Staff continue working safely from home. Staff are available to assist by contacting Customer Service Staff, 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 Public Health

LPH is making it easier for residents to receive their first or second dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at Lambton County clinics with the introduction of a new Vaccine Standby List.

Important Vaccine Standby List Information:

  • Those who are not currently eligible to receive a vaccine will not be called.
  • The list will reset each clinic day at 10:00 a.m. You must sign up on each day that you are available, as everyone on the previous day’s list will be removed.
  • There is a limited amount of space on the list each day, and this form will be closed once the maximum number of people sign up.
  • People aged 12-17 who are called for a standby dose will receive Pfizer, and those aged 18+ may receive either mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.
  • There are no guarantees that you will be called. The number of standby appointments is unpredictable, as it depends on the number of cancellations and no-shows.

For the latest updates on Sarnia-Lambton’s COVID-19 Immunization Rollout please visit GetTheVaccine.ca.

Provincial Update

With key public health and health care indicators continuing to improve and the province wide vaccination rate surpassing the targets outlined in the province’s Roadmap to Reopen, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health the Ontario government is moving the province into Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 16, 2021.

Step Three of the Roadmap focuses on the resumption of additional indoor services with larger numbers of people and restrictions in place. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 100 people with limited exceptions;
  • Indoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 25 people;
  • Indoor religious services, rites or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services permitted with physical distancing;
  • Indoor dining permitted with no limits on the number of patrons per table with physical distancing and other restrictions still in effect;
  • Indoor sports and recreational fitness facilities to open subject to a maximum 50 per cent capacity of the indoor space. Capacity for indoor spectators is 50 per cent of the usual seating capacity or 1,000 people, whichever is less. Capacity for outdoor spectators is 75 per cent of the usual seating capacity or 15,000 people, whichever is less;
  • Indoor meeting and event spaces permitted to operate with physical distancing and other restrictions still in effect and capacity limited to not exceed 50 per cent capacity or 1,000 people, (whichever is less);
  • Essential and non-essential retail with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres;
  • Personal care services, including services requiring the removal of a face covering, with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres;
  • Museums, galleries, historic sites, aquariums, zoos, landmarks, botanical gardens, science centres, casinos/bingo halls, amusement parks, fairs and rural exhibitions, festivals, with capacity limited to not exceed 50 per cent capacity indoors and 75 per cent capacity outdoors;
  • Concert venues, cinemas, and theatres permitted to operate at:
    • up to 50 per cent capacity indoors or a maximum limit of 1,000 people for seated events (whichever is less)
    • up to 75 per cent capacity outdoors or a maximum limit of 5,000 people for unseated events (whichever is less); and up to 75 per cent capacity outdoors or a maximum of 15,000 people for events with fixed seating (whichever is less).
  • Real estate open houses with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres; and
  • Indoor food or drink establishments where dance facilities are provided, including nightclubs and restobars, permitted up to 25 per cent capacity or up to a maximum limit of 250 people (whichever is less).

Face coverings in indoor public settings and physical distancing requirements remain in place throughout Step Three. This is in alignment with the advice on personal public health measures issued by the Public Health Agency of Canada, while also accounting for Ontario specific information and requirements. Face coverings will also be required in some outdoor public settings as well.

Please view the regulation for the full list of public health and workplace safety measures that need to be followed.

COVID-19 Resources

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 July 13 the SPCG can report that:

As of 11:30 a.m. on July 6 the SPCG can report that:

Summary of COVID-19 cases in Lambton County from LPH

Confirmed Cases 3,626
Resolved Cases 3,553
Deaths 64
Active Cases 9
Current Active Outbreaks 0
Incidence Rate per 100,000 – Week of June 27 – July 3, 2021 9.2
Percent Positive – Week of June 27 – July 3, 2021 0.82
Immunizations – as of July 7, 2021
Total immunizations given 132,707
First Dose 83,144
Second Dose 49,563
% Adults with ≥ 1 dose 73.4
% Adults fully vaccinated 45.9
% Youth with ≥ 1 dose 18.6
% Youth fully vaccinated 1.5

By-Law Enforcement COVID-19 Reporting System

Total number of complaints and inquiries received 2,143
Total number of emails received 1,793
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