The Sarnia Primary Control Group (SPCG) met electronically with staff from Lambton Public Health (LPH), and Point Edward regarding developments related to COVID-19.

Local

City Hall remains closed to in person service until the end of Step Three of the Provincial Roadmap to Reopen, as many City Staff continue working safely from home. Staff are available to assist by contacting Customer Service Staff, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by phone (519 332 0330 x. 3131) or email: customerservice@sarnia.ca, and through available Online Services.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Canada Day activities have been cancelled for July 1, 2021. Sarnia Transit and Care-a-Van will not operate on Canada Day, Thursday, July 1, 2021. Service will resume on Friday, July 2, 2021. Sarnia Transit continues to operate for essential trips with limited capacity to maintain social distancing recommendations. Visit the Sarnia Canada Day webpage for more information.

Lambton Public Health

All individuals 18 years of age and older who received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days ago (as per the recommended minimum interval) are eligible to book second dose vaccination appointments.

Effective June 21, Lambton Public Health is unable to guarantee individuals will receive a particular vaccine brand for either their first or second dose. This is due to the unpredictability of vaccine shipments from different suppliers. 

Provincial Update

With key public health and health care indicators continuing to improve, the provincewide vaccination rate now surpassing the targets outlined in the province’s Roadmap to Reopen, and on the recommendation of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government is moving the province into Step Two of its Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

Step Two of the Roadmap focuses on the resumption of more outdoor activities and limited indoor services with small numbers of people where face coverings are worn, with other restrictions in place. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 25 people;
  • Indoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 5 people;
  • Essential and other select retail permitted at 50 per cent capacity;
  • Non-essential retail permitted at 25 per cent capacity;
  • Personal care services where face coverings can be worn at all times, and at 25 per cent capacity and other restrictions;
  • Outdoor dining with up to 6 people per table, with exceptions for larger households and other restrictions;
  • Indoor religious services, rites, or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services permitted at up to 25 per cent capacity of the particular room;
  • Outdoor fitness classes limited to the number of people who can maintain 3 metres of physical distance;
  • Outdoor sports without contact or modified to avoid contact, with no specified limit on number of people or teams participating, with restrictions;
  • Overnight camps for children operating in a manner consistent with the safety guidelines produced by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health;
  • Outdoor sport facilities with spectators permitted at 25 per cent capacity;
  • Outdoor concert venues, theatres and cinemas, with spectators permitted at 25 per cent capacity;
  • Outdoor horse racing and motor speedways, with spectators permitted at 25 per cent capacity;
  • Outdoor fairs, rural exhibitions, festivals, permitted at 25 per cent capacity and with other restrictions.

Please view the regulation for the full list of public health and workplace safety measures that need to be followed.

COVID-19 Resources

Business owners/operators are not expected to engage in confrontations with members of the public who are not wearing a face covering. We suggest business owners/operators politely remind patrons of the By-law requirement.

Businesses also have the right to create additional standards over and above this by-law, pursuant to the Trespass to Property Act and their responsibilities under the Occupier’s Liability Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Residents must supply their own face covering. Some business owners/operators will supply masks but they are not required to do so.Residents must supply their own face covering. Some business owners/operators will supply masks but they are not required to do so.As of 11:30 a.m. on June 29 the SPCG can report that:

Summary of COVID-19 cases in Lambton County from LPH

Confirmed Cases 3,600
Resolved Cases 3,500
Deaths 62
Active Cases 38
Current Active Outbreaks 1
Incidence Rate per 100,000 – Week of June 13 – June 19, 2021 11.5
Percent Positive – Week of June 13 – June 19, 2021 1.19
Immunizations – as of June 23, 2021
Total immunizations given 110,129
First Dose 80,967
Second Dose 29,162
% Adults with ≥ 1 dose 71.7
% Adults fully vaccinated 27.1
% Youth with ≥ 1 dose 17.2
% Youth fully vaccinated 0.3

By-Law Enforcement COVID-19 Reporting System

Total number of complaints and inquiries received 2,141
Total number of emails received 1,791
Total number of phone calls received 350
Total number of charges issued 13

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For further information, please contact:

City of Sarnia, Customer Service

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