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:

Summary of COVID-19 cases in Lambton County

Test Results Received (as per last available daily update) 13,249
Percent of Test Results Positive 2.2%
Confirmed Cases 286
Recovered Cases 259
Number of Related Deaths 25
Active Cases 2
Current Active Outbreaks 0
Resolved Outbreaks 9

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

Provincial

The Government of Ontario has extended the Declaration of Emergency currently in force under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act until July 15, 2020.

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.