19 Deaths and 3 Outbreaks Confirmed, May 17th, 2020


The Sarnia Primary Control Group (SPCG) met via teleconference on May 17, 2020, at 9:00 am regarding developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lambton Public Health confirmed the latest active institutional outbreak. Village on the St. Clair Retirement Home reported 2 residents who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Long term care and retirement home outbreaks have been declared in Sarnia at Vison Nursing Home, Marshall Gowland Manor, and Village on the St. Clair Retirement Home.

As of 9:00 a.m. on May 17 the SPCG can report that:

Summary of COVID-19 cases in Lambton County

Confirmed Cases

222

Number of Related Deaths

19

Institutional Outbreaks

3

Resolved Outbreaks

3

By-Law Enforcement - COVID-19 Reporting System

Total number of complaints and inquiries received

913

Total number of emails received

758

Total number of phone calls received

155

Total number of fines issued

5

Local Updates

Sarnia Transit services will not be running on Monday, May 18, and City Hall will be closed in recognition of Victoria Day.

Curbside collection of large bulk items will resume June 1st-5th, as originally scheduled, within the 2020 Waste Calendar.

Lambton Public Health

· If you are in distress (e.g. significant trouble breathing, chest pain, fainting, or have a significant worsening of any chronic disease symptoms), do not go to an Assessment Centre. Call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest Emergency Department.

· If you think you may have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has symptoms, please self-isolate and use the Ontario Self-Assessment Tool to determine if you need to seek further care.

Provincial Orders

The Government of Ontario has extended the Declaration of Emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act until June 2, 2020.

The Sarnia Primary Control Group will continue to meet daily to ensure that all new and relevant information is being taken into consideration going forward. Daily public notifications will be issued. Please visit the City’s website www.sarnia.ca, Facebook, and/or Twitter for updates.

For further information, please contact:

City of Sarnia COVID-19 Hotline

covid@sarnia.ca or 1-877-4-SARNIA (1-877-472-7642) or 519-332-0932

City of Sarnia, Customer Service

customerservice@sarnia.ca or 519-332-0330 ext.3131