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

City Hall 1st floor Customer Service is now open to the public for in-person walk in services. Counters are open with capacity limited to permit physical distancing of 2 metres.

Appointments are required for 2nd and 3rd floor services. Staff are available Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm by phone 519-332-0330 ext. 3131 or email customerservice@sarnia.ca, and through online services: https://www.sarnia.ca/comment/. Requests for same-day appointments will be subject to availability.

Provincial Update

The Province is currently in Step 3 of its Roadmap to Reopen. Please view the regulation for the full list of public health and workplace safety measures that need to be followed.

To keep Ontarians healthy this flu season and prevent unnecessary visits to the hospital during the fourth wave of COVID-19, the Ontario government is launching one of the largest flu immunization campaigns in the Province’s history, with the flu shot available to all Ontarians starting in November.

The Province has made the enhanced vaccine certificate with official QR code and the free, made-in Ontario verification app, Verify Ontario, available for download. The COVID-19 vaccination portal is now open for any individual to download their enhanced vaccine certificate, regardless of their birth month. Individuals can also call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 to have their enhanced vaccine certificate emailed or mailed to them.

COVID-19 Resources

As of 11:30 a.m. on October 19 the SPCG can report that:

Summary of COVID-19 cases in Lambton County from LPH

Confirmed Cases 4,088
Resolved Cases 3,937
Deaths 70
Active Cases 81
Current Active Outbreaks 5
Incidence Rate per 100,000 – Week of October 3 – 9, 2021 63.4
Percent Positive – Week of October 3 – 9, 2021 3.6
Immunizations – as of October 13, 2021
Total immunizations given 186,950
First Dose 95,312
Second Dose 90,288
% Age 12+ with ≥ 1 dose 82.4
% Age 12+ fully vaccinated 78.1

By-Law Enforcement COVID-19 Reporting System

Total number of complaints and inquiries received 2,191
Total number of emails received 1,836
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