The Sarnia Primary Control Group (SPCG) met via teleconference on July 8, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. regarding developments related to the COVID-19.
Today, Lambton Public Health released a technical brief examining the case for mandatory mask use to further prevent the spread of COVID-19. Details can be found here: https://lambtonpublichealth.ca/lambton-public-health-releases-technical-brief-examining-mandatory-mask-use-in-lambton-county/
Use of a face covering is recommended (non-medical mask such as a cloth mask) to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 when physical distancing and keeping two-metres’ distance from others may be challenging or not possible, such as:
- public transit
- smaller grocery stores or pharmacies
- when you are receiving essential services
More information on face coverings and masks is available on the Government of Ontario’s website: https://www.ontario.ca/page/face-coverings-and-face-masks and on the Lambton Public Health website: https://lambtonpublichealth.ca/2019-novel-coronavirus/protect-yourself/#face-coverings.
Today, the province introduced the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, proposed legislation that lays the foundation to restart jobs and development, strengthen communities, and create opportunity for people in every region of the province. More details can be found online here: https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/07/ontario-starting-down-the-path-to-growth-renewal-and-economic-recovery-1.html
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 8 the SPCG can report that:
|Test Results Received (as per last available daily update)||13,249|
|Percent of Test Results Positive||2.2%|
|Number of Related Deaths||25|
|Current Active Outbreaks||0|
By-Law Enforcement COVID-19 Reporting System
|Total number of complaints and inquiries received||1,181|
|Total number of emails received||968|
|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 10, 2020.