The Sarnia Primary Control Group (SPCG) met via teleconference on June 2, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. regarding developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the number of recovered COVID-19 infections in our area continues to climb, the City of Sarnia would like to thank the community for their ongoing diligence to protect the community. 

Drive-through COVID-19 testing is available in Sarnia – Lambton at the COVID-19 Assessment Centre, located at the Twin Bridges Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic.

COVID-19 is still actively present within the community. It remains imperative that we follow the orders and directives that remain in place from the Government of Ontario such as physical distancing, proper hand hygiene, and not gathering in groups larger than 5 people. 

The Ministry of Health recommends a face mask or covering to reduce the risk of transmission, when physical distancing may be a challenge or is not possible, such as traveling on public transit.

As of 9:00 a.m. on June 2 the SPCG can report that:

Summary of COVID-19 cases in Lambton County

Test Results Received (as per last available daily update) 6890
Percent of Test Results Positive 4%
Confirmed Cases 263
Recovered Cases 207
Number of Related Deaths 23
Current Active Long Term Care and Retirement Home Outbreaks 2
Resolved Long Term Care and Retirement Home Outbreaks 5

By-Law Enforcement COVID-19 Reporting System

Total number of complaints and inquiries received 1067
Total number of emails received 882
Total number of phone calls received 185
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

The Government of Ontario has extended the Declaration of Emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act until June 9, 2020.  

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 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.