The Sarnia Primary Control Group (SPCG) met electronically with staff from Lambton Public Health (LPH), Bluewater Health, and Point Edward regarding developments related to COVID-19.
Lambton Public Health
First dose of COVID-19 vaccination is open to all eligible individuals 12 years of age and older. Visit the vaccine registration page for details.
Individuals who are 70 years of age and older or those who received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on or before April 18 are now eligible to book their second dose vaccination appointments.
Please do not call the Vaccine Call Centre unless you meet the eligibility requirements:
- 70 years of age and older; or
- You received your first COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca) during the allotted time period (on or before April 18, 2021).
The Vaccine Call Centre is open Monday to Friday (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) at 226-254-8222.
Based on the provincewide vaccination rate and continuing improvements in key public health and health system indicators, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the province will move into Step One of its Roadmap to Reopen on Friday, June 11, 2021.
All public health and workplace safety measures currently in place will remain in effect until that time. Step One of the Roadmap focuses on the resumption of more outdoor activities with smaller crowds where risk of transmission is lower. It will also permit more limited indoor settings to be open, all with restrictions in place.
As of June 11th, activities permitted in Step One will include, but are not limited to:
- Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 10 people;
- Outdoor religious services, rites, or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services, capped at the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres;
- Indoor religious services, rites, or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services permitted at up to 15 per cent capacity of the particular room;
- Non-essential retail permitted at 15 per cent capacity, with no restrictions on the goods that can be sold;
- Essential and other select retail permitted at 25 per cent capacity, with no restrictions on the goods that can be sold;
- Outdoor dining with up to four people per table, with exceptions for larger households;
- Outdoor fitness classes, outdoor groups in personal training, and outdoor individual/team sport training to be permitted with up to 10 people, among other restrictions;
- Day camps for children permitted to operate in a manner consistent with the safety guidelines for COVID-19 produced by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health;
- Overnight camping at campgrounds and campsites, including Ontario Parks, and short-term rentals;
- Concert venues, theatres, and cinemas may open outdoors for the purpose of rehearsing or performing a recorded or broadcasted concert, artistic event, theatrical performance or other performance with no more than 10 performers, among other restrictions;
- Outdoor horse racing tracks and motor speedways permitted to operate without spectators; and
- Outdoor attractions such as zoos, landmarks, historic sites, botanical gardens with capacity and other restrictions.
Please view the provincial regulation for full details.
In addition, school boards for public and private elementary and high schools will be permitted for brief outdoor end-of-year celebrations, provided they meet specific requirements.
Public health and workplace safety measures will continue to apply in Step One, including maintaining physical distance, capacity limits, and wearing face coverings in indoor spaces and whenever physical distancing is a challenge.
The Province will remain in Step One for at least 21 days to evaluate any impacts on key public health and health system indicators. The Province will move to Step Two of the Roadmap if at the end of 21 days the Province has vaccinated 70 per cent of adults with one dose and 20 per cent of adults with two doses, and there are continued improvements in other key public health and health system indicators.
- City of Sarnia: https://www.sarnia.ca/covid-19/
- Lambton Public Health: https://lambtonpublichealth.ca/2019-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-vaccines/
- County of Lambton: https://www.lambtononline.ca/en/resident-services/covid-19.aspx
- Government of Ontario: www.ontario.ca/coronavirus
- Government of Canada: www.canada.ca/coronavirus
- Bluewater Health Hospital: https://www.bluewaterhealth.ca/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-information-frequently-asked-questions Businesses also have the right to create additional standards over and above this by-law,
- Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce: https://slchamber.ca/covid-19/
- Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership (SLEP): https://www.sarnialambton.on.ca/home/covid-19-resources-for-business
- Province Business Support Line: Toll-free line 1-888-444-3659 to provide support to Ontario businesses who have questions about the province’s recent emergency order to close at-risk workplaces following recommendations by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health.
- The Government of Canada’s Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-784-4397
- The Emergency Watch and Response Centre (EWRC) can be called 24/7 by Canadian citizens abroad in need of emergency assistance: 1-613-996-8885
- The Business Development Bank of Canada can answer questions for business owners: 1-877-232-2269
- Hotline to provide small businesses in need with financial planning advice amid COVID-19: 1-866-989-1080 (toll-free) seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET)Businesses also have the right to create additional standards over and above this by-law,
- Government of Canada, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety: Pandemic (COVID-19) Health and Safety Resources https://www.ccohs.ca/products/publications/covid19-tool-kit/?&orig=/products/publications/covid19/
- Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA), https://ceba-cuec.ca/.
- Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-wage-subsidy.html
As of 11:30 a.m. on June 8 the SPCG can report that:
|Current Active Outbreaks||0|
|Incidence Rate per 100,000 – Week of May 23 – May 29, 2021||24|
|Percent Positive – Week of May 23 – May 29, 2021||1.3|
|Immunizations – as of June 2, 2021|
|Total immunizations given||77,597|
|% Adults with > 1 dose||63.9|
|% Adults fully vaccinated||7.8|
|% Youth with > 1 dose||2.9|
|% Youth fully vaccinated||0.1|
By-Law Enforcement COVID-19 Reporting System
|Total number of complaints and inquiries received||2,104|
|Total number of emails received||1,759|
|Total number of phone calls received||345|
|Total number of charges issued||13|
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