COVID outbreak declared after positive test of five city employees

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A COVID-19 outbreak has been reported to the Corporation of the City of Sarnia after five employees tested positive for the virus.

Human resources spokesperson Dale Mosley said in a press release Tuesday afternoon that two of the employees are office workers at Sarnia Transit, two work at city hall on Christina Street and one is a public works employee.

Mosley said the city “has quickly and diligently implemented additional health and safety measures to strengthen our efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among staff and the community. ”

All city hall staff and administrative staff at Sarnia Transit and Public Works were asked to work from home for the remainder of the year on December 19, after two employees tested positive for COVID-19.

A thorough cleaning of the various workplaces was also carried out.

He said the city will continue to follow Lambton Public Health guidelines and recommendations and provincial guidelines on workplace outbreaks.

Mosley said town hall remains closed, but services are available online, by phone and by email during office hours.

Residents who need to get in touch with staff can contact customer service by email at [email protected] or by filling out an online form. Residents calling customer service are asked to leave a voicemail message so staff can respond during business hours.

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