The Sarnia Primary Control Group (SPCG) met via teleconference on June 24, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. regarding developments related to the COVID-19.

The Government of Ontario has extended the Declaration of Emergency currently in force under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act until July 15, 2020.

Lambton County Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Ranade, provided clarification of his position on face coverings and the transmission of COVID-19. For more details visit the Lambton Public Health website: https://lambtonpublichealth.ca/2019-novel-coronavirus/protect-yourself/

The County of Lambton, Social Services Division provided an update on the vulnerable population and child care services in the Sarnia-Lambton area. Emergency child care for essential workers will end Friday, June 26, 2020. Sarnia-Lambton child care facilities will reopen to the general public June 29, 2020, with strict health measures and limited capacity.

The Sarnia Canada Day Committee has created plans to celebrate Canada Day 2020 on a smaller scale and virtual, given this year’s in-person July 1st Canada Day Celebrations have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Residents are encouraged to visit the City’s Canada Day webpage for celebration details: https://www.sarnia.ca/sarnia-canada-day-celebrations-2/

Sarnia Transit & Care-A Van will not operate on Canada Day, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Service will resume on Thursday, July 2, 2020. Sarnia Transit service continues to operate for essential trips only, within a modified Sunday service, and capacity is limited. For regular transit users, purchasing a monthly pass or sheets of tickets is the most economical method. Additional details are available online: https://www.sarnia.ca/transit-updates/

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 24 the SPCG can report that:

Summary of COVID-19 cases in Lambton County

Test Results Received (as per last available daily update) 11,180
Percent of Test Results Positive 2.5%
Confirmed Cases 285
Recovered Cases 247
Number of Related Deaths 25
Active Cases 13
Current Active Outbreaks 2
Resolved Outbreaks 7

By-Law Enforcement COVID-19 Reporting System

Total number of complaints and inquiries received 1,154
Total number of emails received 955
Total number of phone calls received 199
Total number of fines issued 5

Lambton Public Health