Physical Distancing More Important Than Wearing a Mask


The Sarnia Primary Control Group (SPCG) met via teleconference on June 23, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. regarding developments related to the COVID-19.

Lambton County Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Ranade, confirmed that physical distancing is more important than wearing a mask to battle COVID-19. However, if you find yourself in a situation where physical distancing is not possible, a mask may be considered useful.

We would like to remind everyone to continue practicing individual public health safety measures as many businesses, services, and public spaces reopen. This includes:

• Stay home when you are sick

• Use good hand hygiene

• Cover your cough or sneeze

• Practice physical distancing by remaining at least 2 meters (6 feet) apart

• Consider wearing a face covering or a mask when physical distancing is a challenge

• Follow all safety measures in place at businesses, services, and public spaces

Sarnia-Lambton is currently in Stage 2, working towards Stage 3 of the Framework for Reopening our Province.

Throughout the pandemic, stay up to date with the City’s latest response efforts by frequently checking https://www.sarnia.ca/covid-19/. Please visit the City’s website www.sarnia.ca, Facebook, and/or Twitter for additional updates.

As of 9:30 a.m. on June 23 the SPCG can report that:

Summary of COVID-19 cases in Lambton County

Test Results Received (as per last available daily update)

10,945

Percent of Test Results Positive

2.6%

Confirmed Cases

285

Recovered Cases

245

Number of Related Deaths

25

Active Cases

15

Current Active Outbreaks

2

Resolved Outbreaks

7

By-Law Enforcement COVID-19 Reporting System

Total number of complaints and inquiries received

1,148

Total number of emails received

950

Total number of phone calls received

198

Total number of fines issued

5

Lambton Public Health

· If you are in distress 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.

· Local COVID-19 testing information is available online: https://lambtonpublichealth.ca/2019-novel-coronavirus/testing-criteria/

· To view detailed reports of COVID-19 cases in Lambton County visit: https://lambtonpublichealth.ca/2019-novel-coronavirus/summary-of-covid-19-cases-in-lambton-county/

Provincial Orders

The Government of Ontario has extended the Declaration of Emergency and emergency orders currently in force under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act until June 30, 2020.


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