The Sarnia Primary Control Group (SPCG) met via teleconference on May 14, 2020, at 9:00 am regarding developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Effective Tuesday May 19, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., the Government of Ontario is allowing additional workplaces to reopen or expand their services. Additional seasonal services and activities will be permitted to open on Saturday May 16, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. Please refer to the link below where additional details are available: https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/05/ontario-announces-additional-workplaces-that-can-reopen.html?utm_source=ondemand&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=p

As of 9:00 a.m. on May 14 the SPCG can report that:

Summary of COVID-19 cases in Lambton County

Confirmed Cases 212
Number of Related Deaths 17
Institutional Outbreaks 1
Resolved Outbreaks 3

By-Law Enforcement – COVID-19 Reporting System

Total number of complaints and inquiries received 887
Total number of emails received 740
Total number of phone calls received 147
Total number of fines issued 5

Lambton Public Health

  • If you are in distress (e.g. significant trouble breathing, chest pain, fainting, or have a significant worsening of any chronic disease symptoms), do not go to an Assessment Centre. Call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest Emergency Department.
  • If you think you may have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has symptoms, please self-isolate and use the Ontario Self-Assessment Tool to determine if you need to seek further care.

Provincial Orders

The Government of Ontario has extended the Declaration of Emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act until June 2, 2020. https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/05/declaration-of-emergency-extended-while-ontario-gradually-reopens-the-economy.html

The Sarnia Primary Control Group will continue to meet daily to ensure that all new and relevant information is being taken into consideration going forward. Daily public notifications will be issued. Please visit the City’s website www.sarnia.ca, Facebook, and/or Twitter for updates.