The Sarnia Primary Control Group (SPCG) met via teleconference on June 16, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. regarding developments related to the COVID-19

The Government of Canada announced today that the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) is extended by eight weeks, and they have extended travel restrictions between Canada and the United States to July 21, 2020.

In addition to resources to prevent COVID-19 in the workplace, including sector specific guidelines and posters, the Government of Ontario has created a Toolkit to help employers create safer working environments for employees during Covid-19.

On Friday June 19, 2020 Sarnia-Lambton will enter Stage 2 of the Framework for Reopening our Province.  The list of essential workplaces continues to be updated, and can be viewed here:

As of 9:00 a.m. on June 16 the SPCG can report that:

Summary of COVID-19 cases in Lambton County

Test Results Received (as per last available daily update) 9,344
Percent of Test Results Positive 3.0%
Confirmed Cases 276
Active Cases 16
Recovered Cases 235
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 1,126
Total number of emails received 931
Total number of phone calls received 195
Total number of fines issued 5

Lambton Public Health

Provincial Orders

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, Facebook, and/or Twitter for updates.