Kingstonist’s COVID-19 Quick Reference Guide – 2022

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.

Current Status

KFL&A confirmed active high-risk cases: 263

KFL&A Public Health has exited the Roadmap to Reopen

This status updated
Nov. 22, 2022, at 4:41 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.

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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.

Previous
(15/11/2022)
Current
(22/11/2022)
First doses administered – KFL&A residents190,552190,584
Second doses administered- KFL&A residents182,684182,719
Third doses administered – KFL&A residents129,412129,471
Completed tests527,940528,847
Percentage rate positive results (past 7 days)11.2%10.1%

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.”

Previous
(15/11/2022)
Current
(22/11/2022)
Confirmed active positive test results among high-risk individuals318263
# new cases since last reporting13689
Number of high-risk cases reported in the last 7 days10264
Current number of local cases hospitalized3117
Current number of cases in ICU44
Number of deaths99100
Number of cases in local hospitals, reported by KHSC (may or may not be cases from the region)245
NOTE: On Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, KFL&A Public Health provided an update on the discrepancies in case numbers being reported, which can be read here.

Outbreaks (active)

*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.

Previous
(08/11/2022)
Current
(15/11/2022)
Number of active outbreaks149

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.

Municipal Services

The City of Kingston is maintaining a page with its response.

Additional Coverage

Kingstonist endeavours to report all KFL&A updates and confirmed cases in public locations. Continue to follow our Facebook and Twitter pages, and sign up for our daily newsletter to stay in-the-know.

45 thoughts on “Kingstonist’s COVID-19 Quick Reference Guide – 2022

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  • This is a great service. Thank you.

    • Is there a way to see where in Kingston the Covid cases have been confirmed? I’d like to know if there’s anyone in the East End that I may or may not have come into contact with.

  • Excellent guide, thank you and stay safe Kingstonist. ??

  • would be great to have e-mail access !

  • David’s tea is closed too. Laid off their workers.

  • Why are hotels not closed??

    • Where are people who are living in Kingston temporarily supposed to go? Truckdrivers? People isolating from their families?

  • How many people have been tested in Kingston? How many people are tested in Kingston each day?

  • Cataraqui-Kingston Rotary Club has cancelled its Weekly Tuesday morning meeting until further notice.

  • They’ve closed all schools in the Limestone District School Board until further notice.

  • Can I suggest you change the photo at the top of this page?
    https://www.kingstonist.com/covid-19/

    The assessment centre is now located at the Memorial Centre.

    Thanks for all your local coverage!

    • Great suggestion, it is confusing and a very easy fix!

    • Done, thanks!

      • And thank you all for being such an amazing local resource not only in this matter but all your coverage throughout the year!

  • Why are we short on N95 masks since my employer is saying it’s not airborne?

    • It is not predominantly airborne. Nevertheless, there are those who face airborne risks… it is a spectrum of transmission and similarly of the required protective devices. If you never go near anyone, you only need to wash your hands. If you are sticking a swab down someone’s throat and they cough on you, there will be some aerosol. Is it enough to transmit? We don’t know, but SARS did.

  • You need to update more the malls and movie theatre are closed

  • Carmelinda’s Family Restaurant open 10am-7pm Tuesday-Sunday for Take Out Only.
    20% off all take out orders *some menu items may not be available
    Check their Facebook page for up to date information

  • Thank you for the service. Will you please update the info as soon as you get It. I went out yesterday to grocery shop thinking Kingston was still low risk. Later that evening I realized I had put myself in danger.

    • Can you please update the case table for case 35 and beyond.

  • Why are beer and liquor stores open ,and cannabis shapes are closed? Getting a prescription was for a reason, need my medicine.

  • Is this the new normal? Students (?) wandering around downtown in close groups of three or four by the lake. Are they crazy? Maybe this is the future. We old geezer-folks lock ourselves into isolation, and the invulnerable young stroll the streets merrily.

  • Dollarama at Kingston centre is not practicing social distancing measures. Cashiers are side by side and no markings on floor to stay the distance. We need all stores to implement measures to help keep people safe.

    • Dollarama is now closed

    • Regarding May26 – May27… Total NEW CASES = 2, but as one scrolls down we see 2 NEW CASES for KINGSTON & 3 NEW CASES for SOUTH FRONTENAC, resulting in 5 NEW CASES. But further scrolling lists only 2 INDIVIDUAL NEW CASES in their 30’s. Were the 3 NEW CASES for SOUTH FRONTENAC an error?

      • Hi Allan,

        Often these discrepancies are the result of cases being further investigated and then moved as more information becomes available. We do follow up with Public Health in these instances and, if it was something to be concerned about, we would make the public aware.
        The three cases that appeared to be new to South Frontenac in yesterday’s numbers were one of those dependencies – they were earlier reported cases that were later determined to be in South Frontenac, and then listed as such. They are not new cases in the overall case count.
        Hope that helps!

        – Tori Stafford, Editor-in-Chief

  • good reference page for our area. thanks!

  • Thankful for the great service of all the medical staff and essential workers and their sacrifice. Impressed by the outstanding leadership by Dr. Moore in coordinating necessary measures to keep us safe. No Keystone Kops routine here north of the border! Pleased that, for the most part, our community has embraced the practice of social distancing and helped to curb the spread of the virus. We’re not out of the woods yet, but in a lot better shape than most because of our commitment to each other.

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  • Sapporo Sushi 277 Bath Rd. is offering take out only but are open. Could you add them to the list? I’m not sure everyone knows that they are still open, Mark & Karen are wonderful & the food is delicious!

  • Just letting you know there are discrepancies on this page that you may want to review/correct. Your “Kingston Case Information” table indicates that the cumulative Confirmed Positive Test Results = 55. However, the “Individual Kingston Case Information list” contains 57 cases.

    Otherwise, this is a resource that I come back to often. Thanks!

    • Notice this is correct now. Thank you!

  • A helpful column added to the “Active Cases” list would be “Vaccinated or Non-Vaccinated”

    • Hi there! KFL&A Public Health does not provide information on whether or not individual cases have received a COVID-19 vaccination, so it wouldn’t be possible to create that column, unfortunately.

      • Thank you!

  • 9 new cases but the individual listings only show 6 for Kingston… What happened to the other three?

    • Hi Allan,
      Often when this occurs, it is due to an earlier case having been a false positive, or because it was discovered that a case was actually not in our region, and it was therefore moved to another Public Health region.
      -Tori

  • Why isn’t the current ALPHA, BETA, GAMMA… terminology being employed to identify VOC’S?

  • First Vaccination – KFL&A RESIDENTS…

    JULY 13 = 150,637
    JULY 14 = 150,485

    So, over the period of one day, FIRST VACCINATIONS “DECRESED” by 152???

    • This was a error on our end. The numbers were input backwards, but were fixed swiftly. Sorry for any confusion! :)

  • When listing the individual infection cases, an additional column showing the VACCINATION STATUS (UNVACCINATED, PARTIALLY OR FULLY VACCINATED) would be especially informative…

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