Blue Water Area COVID-19 Update April 6, 2020

Volunteering Can Help & Ontario Bans Outdoor Fires

Confirmed cases as of April 3rd at 5:30 PM are as follows:

  • State of Michigan: 12,744 confirmed cases; 479 deaths
  • St. Clair County: 69 confirmed cases
  • Ontario: 3,255 confirmed cases; 67 deaths
  • Sarnia-Lambton: 63 confirmed cases; 7 deaths

Lambton Public Health reports that the recent outbreak  of COVID-19 at Landmark Village Retirement Home is responsible for 15 confirmed cases (six staff and nine residents) and 4 deaths are linked to the retirement home. They continue to recommend that residents over the age of 70 self-isolate.

The Government of Ontario has also designated a “Restricted Fire Zone” in the province. All outdoor fires are restricted to enable emergency personnel can remain focused on the COVID-19 pandemic.

The St. Clair County Emergency Operations Center recommends volunteering to help combat feelings of helplessness and anxiety. Learn more about volunteering for the State of Michigan <HERE> and locally <HERE>.

Please continue to reputable sources for information on COVID-19:

Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand