The Sarnia Primary Control Group (SPCG) met via teleconference on June 14, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. regarding developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sarnia Transit continues to operate within a modified Sunday service. Fares will be reinstated effective June 15 at a new rate of $1.50, half the normal rate. For regular transit users, purchasing a monthly pass or sheets of tickets is still the most economical method. For more details visit: https://www.sarnia.ca/transit-updates/

Municipal parking lots associated with beaches and additional washroom facilities reopened on June 11.

The Government of Ontario allowed for the gradual resumption of visits to Long-Term Care (LTC) homes beginning June 18. The guideline requires visits to be outdoors and one person at a time, additional details can be found here: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/publichealth/coronavirus/docs/2019_guidance_ltc_resuming_visits.pdf  

At this time, the Government of Ontario has excluded Sarnia-Lambton from Stage 2 re-opening.

The limit on social gatherings has increased from five to ten people, for all regions regardless of whether a region has moved to Stage 2 for reopening. Ontarians are encouraged to establish Social Circles.

As of 9:00 a.m. on June 14 the SPCG can report that:

Summary of COVID-19 cases in Lambton County

Test Results Received (as per last available daily update) 9,150
Percent of Test Results Positive 3.0%
Confirmed Cases 275
Active Cases 16
Recovered Cases 233
Number of Related Deaths 25
Current Active Long Term Care and Retirement Home Outbreaks 1
Resolved Long Term Care and Retirement Home Outbreaks 6

By-Law Enforcement COVID-19 Reporting System

Total number of complaints and inquiries received 1,123
Total number of emails received 928
Total number of phone calls received 195
Total number of fines issued 5

Lambton Public Health

  • If you are in distress (e.g. significant trouble breathing, chest pain, fainting, or have a significant worsening of any chronic disease symptoms), 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.

Provincial Orders

Following A Framework for Reopening our Province the list of essential workplaces continues to be updated, and can be viewed here: https://www.ontario.ca/page/list-essential-workplaces.

The Government of Ontario has extended the Declaration of Emergency until June 30, 2020.

The Government of Ontario has extended all emergency orders currently in force under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act until June 19, 2020.

The Sarnia Primary Control Group will continue to meet daily to ensure that all new and relevant information is being taken into consideration going forward. Daily public notifications will be issued. Please visit the City’s website www.sarnia.ca, Facebook, and/or Twitter for updates.