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

The Ontario Government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Public Health Measures Table, reduced the number of people permitted to attend unmonitored and private social gatherings across the entire Province.

The new limit on the number of people allowed to attend an unmonitored private social gathering across the province is:

  • 10 people at an indoor event or gathering (previous limit of 50); or
  • 25 people at an outdoor event or gathering (previous limit of 100).

For further information regarding this change, please visit: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/58449/ontario-limits-the-size-of-unmonitored-and-private-social-gatherings-across-entire-province

Citizens are urged to remain vigilant and take precautions when visiting public spaces, and on public transit, to protect everyone in the community from transmission of COVID-19.

For information on COVID-19 Testing and Public Assessment Centres, including School Testing Centres visit the Lambton Public Health website: https://lambtonpublichealth.ca/2019-novel-coronavirus/testing-criteria/#school

The Ontario Government has launched a website containing data on COVID-19 in schools and licenced childcare centres. The website, updated every weekday, includes a summary of cases, as well as detailed information on location.

For more information on COVID-19, visit:

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 11:00 a.m. on September 22 the SPCG can report that:

Summary of COVID-19 cases in Lambton County

Test Results Received (as per last available daily update) 26,461
Percent of Test Results Positive 1.3%
Confirmed Cases 344
Recovered Cases 317
Number of Related Deaths 25
Active Cases 2
Current Active Outbreaks 0
Resolved Outbreaks 10

By-Law Enforcement COVID-19 Reporting System

Total number of complaints and inquiries received 1,317
Total number of emails received 1,089
Total number of phone calls received 228
Total number of fines issued 5