We want to make sure that readers have access to current updates as quickly as possible. This page will provide the latest updates we have on COVID-19 in Kingston as well as updates regarding closures being done to encourage social distancing to help stop the spread of this virus.
On Thursday, Jun. 16, 2022, KFL&A Public Health stated that their COVID-19 Dashboard will only be updated on Tuesdays going forward.
“KFL&A Public Health, along with Public Health Ontario and many other public health units, have begun reporting COVID-19 data once per week,” said Jenn Fagan, Communications and Public Relations Specialist. “Staff will continue to closely monitor all local and provincial COVID-19 indicators (including percent positivity, wastewater concentration and hospitalization usage) and will continue to keep the community informed.”
We will continue to update this guide with available information to the best of our ability.
KFL&A confirmed active high-risk cases: 292
KFL&A Public Health has exited the Roadmap to Reopen
This status updated
Aug. 09, 2022, at 3:06 p.m.
A message from KFL&A Public Health: As of December 31, 2021, testing for COVID-19 has been limited to the most vulnerable individuals and individuals associated with the highest risk settings. This means that confirmed cases will significantly underestimate the true number of people with COVID-19 in the KFL&A region. From this point forward, case rates and percent positivity should not be compared to dates before these testing criteria changes.
On Monday, Jan 10, 2022, KFL&A Public Health changed the reporting process for COVID-19 cases, including providing updates only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This guide now reflects those changes.
On Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, KFL&A Public Health announced that the first case of a new variant of COVID-19 had been detected in the region. A second variant of concern was detected on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. A third variant of concern in the region was announced on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. A fourth variant of concern case was confirmed in the region on Monday, Mar. 1, 2021, Thursday, Mar. 4, 2021, and a further fifth case was detected on Thursday, Mar. 4, 2021. See chart below for current information on cases involving variants of concern.
Public Health Restrictions
At 12:01, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2021, the province returned to the modified version of Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen. Details and what that means can be found in our previous coverage. We are expected to stay at this step for at least 21 days.
At 12:01, Friday, Jul. 16, 2021, the province moved into Step Three of their Roadmap to Reopen. Details, and what that means are available in our previous coverage.
At 12:01, Wednesday, Jun. 30, 2021, the province moved into Step Two of their Roadmap to Reopen. Details, and what that means are available in our previous coverage. We are expected to stay at this step for at least 21 days.
On Friday, Jun. 11, 2021, the province moved into Step One of their Roadmap to Reopen. Details, and what that means are available in our previous coverage. We are expected to stay at this step for at least 21 days.
On Thursday, May 20, 2021, the Ontario government announced its three-step plan to gradually easing COVID-19 restrictions. Reduced restrictions will begin on Saturday, May 22, 2021. Details here.
On Wednesday, Apr 7, 2021, Ontario Premier Doug Ford is declaring a province-wide State of Emergency and imposing a Stay-At-Home Order for at least four weeks. The Stay-At-Home Order takes effect on Thursday, April 8 at 12:01 a.m. On Thursday, May 13, 2021, Ford announced the Stay-At-Home Order would be extended until Wednesday, Jun. 2, 2021.
On Thursday, Apr. 1, 2021, the Ontario government pulled the so-called province-wide “emergency brake”, and intends to keep the plan in place for at least four weeks. This puts the entire province in the Grey-Lockdown level of restrictions, as per the provincial COVID-19 response framework. The change takes effect on Saturday, Apr. 3, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. Details here.
Local Assessment Centres
KINGSTON: The Kingston COVID-19 Assessment Centre is open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Beechgrove Complex, south of the intersection of King St. and Portsmouth Ave. As of Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, the Assessment Centre is operating by appointment only. Find all the details on that here, then book an appointment online through the Kingston Health Sciences Centre website. Appointments can also be made by calling 613-548-2376 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There are also four pharmacies in Kingston and Amherstview offering COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic residents.
NAPANEE: The COVID-19 Assessment Centre in Napanee is located at the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital West Campus at 12 Richmond Park Drive. Pre-register here or call 613-354-8254 before visiting. This assessment centre is open seven days a week, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Vaccination and testing
KFL&A Public Health region is in Phase 3 of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout. For information on vaccinations through local pharmacies, click here.
As of Tuesday, Jun. 14, 2022, KFL&A Public Health are reporting only vaccination doses of KFL&A residents. Previously they had also reported “doses administered in KFL&A”. Our chart has been updated accordingly.
|First doses administered – KFL&A residents||187,673||188,818|
|Second doses administered- KFL&A residents||180,437||181,422|
|Third doses administered – KFL&A residents||125,999||126,503|
|Percentage rate positive results (past 7 days)||16.2%||21.9%|
Local Case Information
On Tuesday, Jun. 14, 2022, KFL&A Public Health removed the current number of cases on ventilator from their community dashboard, stating “ventilation status is no longer a required field to be submitted to the provincial case and contact management database.”
|Confirmed active positive test results among high-risk individuals||218||292|
|# new cases since last reporting||177||290|
|Number of high-risk cases reported in the last 7 days||132||207|
|Current number of local cases hospitalized||7||6|
|Current number of cases in ICU||2||1|
|Number of deaths||65||67|
|Number of cases in local hospitals (may or may not be cases from the region)||13||15|
NOTE: We are aware that the number of cases by area do not always add up to the full number of cases. These numbers are based on data from KFL&A Public Health.
*Note (Jan 10, 2022): Reporting of new outbreaks is limited to high-risk settings such as long-term care homes, retirement homes, hospitals, and congregate living settings.
Note: As of Monday, Apr. 11, 2022, KFL&A Public Health is no longer sharing detailed case data for outbreaks. They will continue to provide a chart of the current number of outbreaks in the region. Our chart is updated accordingly.
|Number of active outbreaks||11||9|
Individual KFL&A case information
The individual case information below, including case dates, gender, age, acquisition method, and outcome for confirmed COVID-19 cases in KFL&A is made available at and can be accessed directly via the provincial data catalogue here.
To filter for most recent cases, click on “Accurate Episode Date”.
Kingston Health Sciences Centres
All information for patients, families, and visitors at Kingston Health Sciences Centre sites on current COVID-19 guidelines and protocols are available here.
The City of Kingston is maintaining a page with its response.
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