Citizens Urged To Remain Vigilant & Take Precautions When Visiting Public Spaces, & Public Transit


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

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.

The City continues to take a responsible and measured approach to reopening. The ice pad at the Sarnia Arena reopens for use Monday, September 21, 2020. This season’s public skating schedule has been postponed due to COVID-19.

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:

· City of Sarnia website: https://www.sarnia.ca/covid-19/

· Lambton Public Health’s website: https://lambtonpublichealth.ca

· Province of Ontario’s website: https://covid-19.ontario.ca

· Government of Canada’s website: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

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 9:30 a.m. on September 15 the SPCG can report that:

Summary of COVID-19 cases in Lambton County

Test Results Received (as per last available daily update)

25,087

Percent of Test Results Positive

1.4%

Confirmed Cases

343

Recovered Cases

314

Number of Related Deaths

25

Active Cases

4

Current Active Outbreaks

0

Resolved Outbreaks

10

By-Law Enforcement COVID-19 Reporting System

Total number of complaints and inquiries received

1,311

Total number of emails received

1,084

Total number of phone calls received

227

Total number of fines issued

5

For further information, please contact:

City of Sarnia, Customer Service

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

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