MI Cases Over 35,000 – Sarnia Cancelling Curbside Large-Item Collection

Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 23rd at 5:30 PM are as follows:

  • State of Michigan: 35,291 confirmed cases; 2,977 deaths
  • St. Clair County: 322 confirmed cases; 18 deaths
  • Ontario: 12,879 confirmed cases; 713 deaths
  • Sarnia-Lambton: 159 confirmed cases; 14 deaths

An update from the St. Clair County Sheriff’s office reported that the number of inmates who have tested positive for the Coronavirus at the St. Clair County Intervention and Detention Center remains at 7. Those inmates have been isolated from the general population in the facility. In addition, two corrections deputies and one nurse at the IDC had tested positive last week, and now there is an additional deputy with the virus. All four staff members are off duty until they are recovered. None of the cases have required hospitalization.

The City of Sarnia would like to notify the public of the decision to cancel the City-wide curbside collection of large items, scheduled for May 4th -8th , in order to limit workers risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Large item pick-up often requires two staff to work in close proximity and requires additional handling of material beyond typical waste collection. More information about the alternatives available can be found on the city’s website: Sarnia.ca by clicking on the Garbage and Recycling link under the Living Here section.

Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand