Blue Water Area COVID-19 Community Update April 2, 2020

Concern for Mental Health Rises as Social Distancing Continues

The main concern officials have at this point in the COVID-19 pandemic is for mental health. Social distancing has had a domino effect in the lives of many as they are cut off from family, friends, and their support in the community.

Deb Johnson, Executive Director of St. Clair County Community Mental Health encourages parents to talk openly with their children. A free, CMH Support Line is now available Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.  Anyone age 14 and older can connect with a CMH licensed mental health professional by:

Lambton County Connects is a telephone based program for older adults who live in Lambton County and are feeling isolated and alone. The program is free and offers a way to connect with people without leaving your home. For more information check out Lambton County Connects at

Confirmed cases as of April 2nd at 5:30 PM are as follows:

  • State of Michigan: 10,791 confirmed cases; 417 deaths
  • St. Clair County: 53 confirmed cases
  • Ontario: 2,793 confirmed cases; 53 deaths
  • Sarnia-Lambton: 59 confirmed cases; 6 deaths

Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand