The Sarnia Primary Control Group (SPCG) met via teleconference on June 22, 2020, at 9:15 a.m. regarding developments related to the COVID-19.

Sarnia-Lambton is currently in Stage 2, working towards Stage 3 of the Framework for Reopening our Province.

The City would like to thank the citizens of Sarnia for their continued commitment to public health directives aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19.  We would also like to remind citizens that the virus is still actively present within the community as there are currently two local outbreaks.

The City is supporting businesses interested in expanding their presence outdoors. If an establishment is operating a patio, it must take appropriate measures as per provincial and public health guidelines. 

Businesses are asked to notify the City of their temporary expansion or establishment of a patio. Liquor sales licensees who wish to temporarily extend the physical size of their existing licensed patio, or temporarily add a new licensed patio will need to obtain approval. For more information, visit: https://www.sarnia.ca/looking-to-add-an-outdoor-space-your-business/

Restaurant and food service businesses can find resources, best practices and information online here: https://www.ontario.ca/page/restaurant-and-food-services-health-and-safety-during-covid-19

Throughout the pandemic, stay up to date with the City’s latest response efforts by frequently checking https://www.sarnia.ca/covid-19/.

As of 9:15 a.m. on June 22 the SPCG can report that:

Summary of COVID-19 cases in Lambton County

Test Results Received (as per last available daily update) 10,772
Percent of Test Results Positive 2.6%
Confirmed Cases 285
Recovered Cases 244
Number of Related Deaths 25
Active Cases 15
Current Active Outbreaks 2
Resolved Outbreaks 7

By-Law Enforcement COVID-19 Reporting System

Total number of complaints and inquiries received 1,144
Total number of emails received 947
Total number of phone calls received 197
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.