The Sarnia Primary Control Group (SPCG) met via teleconference on June 18, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. regarding developments related to the COVID-19.

The broader Area Community Primary Control Group (ACPCG) has been meeting 7 days a week since March 13. This group, consisting of staff and political leaders from the City of Sarnia, Village of Point Edward, Aamjiwnaang First Nations, Lambton Public Health and the County of Lambton will continue to meet, deliberate, and lead our communities throughout the pandemic, as Sarnia-Lambton moves into Stage 2.

Starting June 19, 2020 the ACPCG will be now meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and the SPCG will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, to ensure all new information regarding the pandemic is actioned upon. 

Lambton Public Health has formally declared Bluewater Health (BWH) to be in outbreak. BWH learned that three staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. BWH has confirmed the source of the outbreak has been removed and impacted individuals are all isolating at home.

BWH has stated that appropriate next steps are being determined over the next 48 hours to ensure the health and safety of their staff and patients and they are confident they will be able to get this outbreak under control.

The Government of Canada has confirmed that Sarnia-Lambton enters Stage 2 of the Framework for Reopening our Province  June 19, 2020. The list of essential workplaces continues to be updated, and can be viewed here: https://www.ontario.ca/page/list-essential-workplaces.

As of 9:00 a.m. on June 18 the SPCG can report that:

Summary of COVID-19 cases in Lambton County

Test Results Received (as per last available daily update) 9,998
Percent of Test Results Positive 2.8%
Number of Confirmed Cases 279
Number of Recovered Cases 239
Number of Active Cases 14
Number of Related Deaths 25
Current Active Outbreaks 2
Resolved Outbreaks 6

By-Law Enforcement COVID-19 Reporting System

Total number of complaints and inquiries received 1,129
Total number of emails received 933
Total number of phone calls received 196
Total number of fines issued 5

Lambton Public Health

Provincial Orders

The Government of Ontario has extended the Declaration of Emergency and emergency orders currently in force under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act until June 30, 2020.

Please visit the City’s website www.sarnia.ca, Facebook, and/or Twitter for updates.