The Sarnia Primary Control Group (SPCG) met today regarding developments related to COVID-19.

Today Ontario released its new COVID19 Response Framework

The Keeping Ontario Safe & Open Framework categorizes public health regions into 5 levels: prevent, protect, restrict, control & lockdown. These levels will outline the types of public health and workplace safety measures for businesses and organizations at each level, including targeted measures for specific sectors, institutions and other settings. 

As of November 7, 2020, the Province will transition Public Health Unit regions to the new framework.

As the Province continues to expand access to real-time data, enhancements are also being made to www.ontario.ca/coronavirus, Ontario’s one-stop shop for information on COVID-19. 

Lambton Public Health (LPH) has confirmed that one additional COVID-19 case has been reported, bringing the active case load to four. This includes one outbreak located at Fiddick’s Retirement Home in Petrolia, Ontario.  

LPH is asking residents to get the influenza (flu) vaccine. Flu vaccines are available free of charge at select local pharmacies throughout Sarnia-Lambton. Demand for flu vaccine appointments continues to be high, and appointments are fully booked at some Public Health sites. Please visit the online booking system or call 519-383-8331 or toll free 1-800-667-1839.

For more information on local Flu Vaccine Clinic’s near you, please visit: https://lambtonpublichealth.ca/events/clinics/flu-shot/   

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Businesses also have the right to create additional standards over and above this by-law,

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 November 3 the SPCG can report that:

Summary of COVID-19 cases in Lambton County

Confirmed Cases 373
Recovered Cases 344
Number of Related Deaths 25
Active Cases 4
Current Active Outbreaks 1
Resolved Outbreaks 12

By-Law Enforcement COVID-19 Reporting System

Total number of complaints and inquiries received 1,362
Total number of emails received 1,130
Total number of phone calls received 232
Total number of fines issued 5