Sarnia facilities including city hall closing

Sarnia City Hall. (BlackburnNews file photo)

The City of Sarnia is shutting down all facilities including city hall in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Following Wednesday’s meeting of the Sarnia Primary Control Group, the city announced that “effective at the end of the business day today, Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. all city facilities including city hall will be closed to the public until further notice.”

All essential services will be maintained throughout the city including fire, police, transit, and public works operations.

Transit passes can be purchased online and any service fees associated with purchasing online will be waived.

Tickets and passes will continue to be available at all applicable outlets including:

  • Greer’s Variety – 242 Indian Rd. S in Eastland Plaza (passes only)Daisy Mart – 1201 Lakeshore Rd.
  • Daisy Mart – 1201 Lakeshore Rd.
  • Vidal Variety – 277 Vidal St. S
  • Shoppers Drug Mart – 2600 Lakeshore Rd., Bright’s Grove
  • Shoppers Drug Mart – 510 Exmouth St., Northgate Plaza

City hall administrative services are being maintained online. For services not offered online, special requests can be made available by appointment only. The public is encouraged to use the city’s COVID-19 Hotline to address any inquiries regarding services.

The COVID-19 Hotline can be reached at 1-877-4-SARNIA (1-877-472-7642).

The city has also enhanced the city’s website with up to date messaging about closures, contact information for public health agencies, and contact information for other essential government services.

The city previously announced additional cancellations related to meetings and events.