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Businesses beginning to reopen, 13th nursing home resident infected

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Journal Staff

Sarnia-Lambton has one new case of COVID-19 this morning, bringing the total to 213, Lambton Public Health says.

The new case is a resident at Vision Nursing Home, where 13 residents and five staff have now been infected. Three residents of the long-term care home have died.

One hundred and fifty people have recovered, three more than reported Thursday.

The death toll stands at 17 and 4,512 residents have been tested.

The situation is improving at Bluewater Health, with just five confirmed cases being treated in-hospital for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, Ontario is allowing more places to reopen.

They include, on SATURDAY:

* Golf courses, with clubhouses open only for washrooms and restaurants open only for take-out.

* Marinas, for recreational use.

* Private parks and campgrounds can reopen to prepare for the season.

* Stables and other businesses that board animals.

More openings begin TUESDAY. They include:

* Retail services, not in a shopping mall, with separate street-front entrances. Measures must be in place to enable physical distancing, such as limiting the number of customers at any one time, and booking appointments beforehand.

* Seasonal businesses and recreational activities for individual or single competitors. This includes non-team sport competitions, without spectators, such as tennis, track and field and horse racing.

* Pet care services, grooming and training, and regular veterinary appointments.

* Indoor and outdoor household services that can follow public health guidelines, including housekeepers, cooks, cleaning and maintenance.

* Lifting essential workplace limits on construction.

* Allowing certain health and medical services to resume, including scheduled surgeries and in-person counselling.s




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