The Sarnia Primary Control Group (SPCG) met via teleconference on June 25, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. regarding developments related to the COVID-19.

Today, the Federal Government announced the launch of the Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG), which will support post-secondary students and recent graduates as they volunteer to serve in their communities’ COVID-19 response and gain valuable experience at the same time.

The CSSG will provide volunteers with a one-time payment of between $1,000 and $5,000 based on the number of hours they serve. To find not-for-profit organizations looking for help during the pandemic, post-secondary students and recent graduates can use the new I Want to Help platform, which also launched today.

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. Visit the City’s website for details: https://www.sarnia.ca/sarnia-canada-day-celebrations-2/

Sarnia Transit & Care-A Van will not operate on July 1, 2020. Service will resume on Thursday, July 2, 2020. Additional details are available online: https://www.sarnia.ca/transit-updates/

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 25 the SPCG can report that:

Summary of COVID-19 cases in Lambton County

Test Results Received (as per last available daily update) 11,392
Percent of Test Results Positive 2.5%
Confirmed Cases 285
Recovered Cases 249
Number of Related Deaths 25
Active Cases 11
Current Active Outbreaks 2
Resolved Outbreaks 7

By-Law Enforcement COVID-19 Reporting System

Total number of complaints and inquiries received 1,156
Total number of emails received 957
Total number of phone calls received 199
Total number of fines issued 5

Lambton Public Health

Provincial Update

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.

For further information, please contact:

City of Sarnia COVID-19 Hotline

covid@sarnia.ca or 1-877-4-SARNIA (1-877-472-7642) or 519-332-0932

City of Sarnia, Customer Service

customerservice@sarnia.ca or 519-332-0330 ext.3131