The Sarnia Primary Control Group (SPCG) met via teleconference on May 17, 2020, at 9:00 am regarding developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lambton Public Health confirmed the latest active institutional outbreak.  Village on the St. Clair Retirement Home reported 2 residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. 

Long term care and retirement home outbreaks have been declared in Sarnia at Vison Nursing Home, Marshall Gowland Manor, and Village on the St. Clair Retirement Home.

As of 9:00 a.m. on May 17 the SPCG can report that:

Summary of COVID-19 cases in Lambton County

Confirmed Cases 222
Number of Related Deaths 19
Institutional Outbreaks 3
Resolved Outbreaks 3

By-Law Enforcement – COVID-19 Reporting System *Started April 1st

Total number of complaints and inquiries received 913
Total number of emails received 758
Total number of phone calls received 155
Total number of fines issued 5

Local Updates

The City of Sarnia would like to notify the public that Sarnia Transit services will not be running on Monday, May 18, and City Hall will be closed in recognition of Victoria Day.

Curbside collection of large bulk items will resume June 1st-5th, as originally scheduled, within the 2020 Waste Calendar.

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.

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, Facebook, and/or Twitter for updates.