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

With Ontario lifting capacity limits and physical distancing requirements in many settings where proof of vaccination is required, and the recent guidance of Lambton Public Health capacity restrictions have lifted in City of Sarnia Arenas (https://www.sarnia.ca/play/arenas/).

Please note, that mask wearing continues to be mandatory and significantly important.

LPH has introduced additional proof of vaccination requirements for all facilities used for sports and recreational fitness activities in the County of Lambton. Proof of vaccination is required for anyone over the age of 12 who enters an indoor area of facilities used for sports and recreational fitness activities in Sarnia-Lambton.

Individuals 12 years of age and older must show identification and proof of vaccination for a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. By November 30, all individuals aged 12+ must show identification and proof of full vaccination (two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine plus 14 days following the second dose).

LPH is reminding local business owners/operators that they are responsible to uphold all proof of vaccination requirements as required by the Province.

Under the new proof of vaccination mandate, applicable businesses must ensure each patron who enters their facility provides:

  • Proof of identification (government issued photo ID); and
  • Proof of being fully vaccinated with 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine (plus 2 weeks); or
  • Proof of a valid exemption (i.e. medical or clinical trial exemption)

Provincial Update

The Province has introduced a plan to safely reopen Ontario and manage COVID-19 for the long-term. This plan outlines Ontario’s cautious and gradual approach to lifting remaining public health and workplace safety measures by March 2022. It will be guided by the ongoing assessment of key public health and health care indicators and supported by local and regional tailored responses to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Resources

As of 11:30 a.m. on November 2 the SPCG can report that:

Summary of COVID-19 cases in Lambton County from LPH

Confirmed Cases 4,194
Resolved Cases 4, 080
Deaths 71
Active Cases 43
Current Active Outbreaks 3
Incidence Rate per 100,000 – Week of October 17-23, 2021 57.3
Percent Positive – Week of October 17-23, 2021 3.8
Immunizations – as of October 27, 2021
Total immunizations given 190,370
First Dose 96,280
Second Dose 92,230
% Age 12+ with ≥ 1 dose 83.3
% Age 12+ fully vaccinated 79.8

By-Law Enforcement COVID-19 Reporting System

Total number of complaints and inquiries received 2,201
Total number of emails received 1,846
Total number of phone calls received 355
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