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

In partnership with the Sarnia Lambton Ontario Health Team (SL-OHT), and local health-care providers, LPH has opened registration for vaccinations to children aged 5 to 11 years old. This follows approval from Health Canada and recommendations from the Government of Ontario.

A variety of family friendly community clinics, school-based clinics, primary care providers and pharmacies will offer the vaccine to eligible children in Lambton County. To view a list of the local COVID-19 vaccine options for this age group and to book your child’s vaccination appointment, visit the LPH youth vaccination webpage which also features extensive FAQ and resource sections.

Dates and times of upcoming clinics (appointments are required for all 5-to-11-year old’s):

  • Family Friendly clinics at the Lambton College Event Centre
    • November 30, December 4, 7, 11, 14, 20
  • Primary care clinics at Rapids Family Health Team (Pontiac Drive clinic)
    • December 4, 11, 18, 28, 29, 30
  • School-based Clinics
    • Lambton Central Collegiate & Vocational Institute, Petrolia: December 8
    • St. Patrick’s Catholic High School, Sarnia: December 9
  • Rural Clinics
    • The Shores Recreation Centre, Forest: December 1, 8, 15
    • Wyoming Fairgrounds Building: December 2, 9, 16

Note: These dates are contingent on the delivery of youth vaccines to LPH.

For the latest updates on Lambton County’s COVID-19 Immunization Rollout or to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment online please visit GetTheVaccine.ca.

Provincial Update

The Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term outlines a roadmap to lift all public health restrictions by March 2022.

Federal Update

As per the federal travel guidelines and the directions of the Ontario COVID-19 school and child care screening, unvaccinated children under the age of 12 who travel outside of Canada with a fully vaccinated companion are exempt from federal quarantine.

Children under 12 years of age (unless fully vaccinated) that travel outside of Canada (e.g. USA, international) are not permitted to return to group settings (e.g. school, daycare, team sports, band practice etc.) for 14 days upon their return to Canada. This includes team activities where the children are part of a group, regardless of size (e.g. dance troupe, hockey, gymnastics).

Only fully vaccinated travelers (e.g. 2 COVID-19 doses, plus 14 days) that provide a negative COVID-19 molecular test upon their return to Canada are exempt from this requirement.

For more information, please refer to the COVID-19: Requirements for fully vaccinated travelers and unvaccinated children less than 12 years of age document. 

COVID-19 Resources

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

Summary of COVID-19 cases in Lambton County from LPH

Confirmed Cases 4,372
Resolved Cases 4,258
Deaths 77
Active Cases 37
Current Active Outbreaks 3
Incidence Rate per 100,000 – Week of November 14 – 20, 2021 35.1
Percent Positive – Week of November 14 – 20, 2021 2.7
Immunizations – as of November 24, 2021
Total immunizations given 195,781
First Dose 97,574
Second Dose 94,478
% Age 12+ with  ≥ 1 dose 84.4
% Age 12+ fully vaccinated 81.7

By-Law Enforcement COVID-19 Reporting System

Total number of complaints and inquiries received 2,232
Total number of emails received 1,877
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