The Sarnia Primary Control Group (SPCG) met via teleconference on June 23, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. regarding developments related to the COVID-19.

Lambton County Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Ranade, confirmed that physical distancing is more important than wearing a mask to battle COVID-19. However, if you find yourself in a situation where physical distancing is not possible, a mask may be considered useful.

We would like to remind everyone to continue practicing individual public health safety measures as many businesses, services and public spaces reopen. This includes:

• Stay home when you are sick

• Use good hand hygiene

• Cover your cough or sneeze

• Practice physical distancing by remaining at least 2 metres (6 feet) apart

• Consider wearing a face covering or a mask when physical distancing is a challenge

• Follow all safety measures in place at businesses, services and public spaces

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

Throughout the pandemic, stay up to date with the City’s latest response efforts by frequently checking https://www.sarnia.ca/covid-19/. Please visit the City’s website www.sarnia.ca, Facebook, and/or Twitter for additional updates.

As of 9:30 a.m. on June 23 the SPCG can report that:

Summary of COVID-19 cases in Lambton County

Test Results Received (as per last available daily update) 10,945
Percent of Test Results Positive 2.6%
Confirmed Cases 285
Recovered Cases 245
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 1,148
Total number of emails received 950
Total number of phone calls received 198
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.