Kingstonist’s COVID-19 Quick Reference Guide

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.

Current Status

KFL&A confirmed cases: 651
Risk level in Kingston: State of emergency declared/Grey

This status updated
Jan. 21, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

Province-wide lockdown

On Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, Premier Doug Ford announced a province-wide lockdown, which will begin on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020 and last at least 28 days for the KFL&A Region. Details on the lockdown are available here.

On Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, Premier Doug Ford declared a second provincial emergency, which includes stay-at-home orders and further restrictions. Details on those rules and regulations are available here. Details on how City of Kingston services and amenities will be impacted available 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 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 Eventbrite or 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 Lenadco Building at 310 Bridge Street West, Napanee. Call 613-354-8254 before visiting.

Local Case Information

Confirmed positive test results645652
Resolved cases632640
Active Cases1210
Completed tests156,156157,930
Percentage rate of positive results (past 7 days)0.12%0.17%
Number of cases reported in the last 7 days914
Current number of local cases hospitalized22
Current number of cases in ICU11
Current number of cases on ventilator00
Number of deaths11
Number of health care workers positive5656
Number of cases in Kingston489 491
Number of cases in Frontenac County6973
Number of cases in Lennox and Addington7579
Number of cases in local hospitals (may or may not be cases from the region)55

NOTE: On Thursday, Jan. 14, KFL&A Public Health provided an update on the dependencies in case numbers being reported, which can be read here.
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.

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Outbreaks (active)

Number of cases
(included in above total)
Number of active outbreaks31

Overview of case details — Exposure (all cases in region)

Close contact w/ confirmed case65%65%
Travel within 14 days prior to becoming ill6%6%
No Epi-link*19%18%
Information pending1%1%
Outbreak related10%10%
*If an individual has no known contact with another positive case, and has not travelled to an area with confirmed positive cases, they have no known epidemiological link (Epi-Link). If multiple cases within the KFL&A region have no known epidemiological link, this may indicate that there is community spread of COVID-19.

NOTE: We are aware that the percentages as reported by KFL&A Public Health do not always add up to 100 per cent.

Overview of case details — Hospitalization statistics (all cases in region)

In ICU2%2%
On ventilator0%0%

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Individual Kingston case information

Information provided by Government of Ontario and/or KFL&A Public Health on Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington region cases.


2021-01-21FEMALE20sUnder investigation
2021-01-21FEMALE10-19Under investigation
2021-01-21FEMALE60sUnder investigation
2021-01-21FEMALE70sClose contact
2021-01-21MALE50sClose contact
2021-01-21MALE60sClose contact
2021-01-21FEMALE80sClose contact
2021-01-20MALE10-19Under investigation
2021-01-20MALE20sUnder investigation
2021-01-18MALE<10Close contact
2021-01-18FEMALE<10Close contact
2021-01-18MALE40sUnder investigation
2021-01-18FEMALE30sClose contact
2021-01-16MALE70sUnder investigation
2021-01-16FEMALE40sClose contact
2021-01-14MALE30s*Under investigation
2021-01-13MALE60sUnder investigation
2021-01-13MALE20sClose contact
2021-01-13MALE20sClose contact
2021-01-12MALE10-19Under investigation
2021-01-12FEMALE20sUnder investigation
2021-01-12MALE20sClose contact
2021-01-11MALE10-19Close contact
2021-01-11MALE60sClose contact
2021-01-11MALE30sClose contact
2021-01-10MALE<10Close contact
2021-01-10MALE30sUnder investigation
2021-01-10MALE40sClose contact
2021-01-10MALE40sClose contact
2021-01-10FEMALE20sUnder investigation
2021-01-10FEMALE70sClose contact
2021-01-09MALE20sClose contact
2021-01-09MALE40sUnder investigation
2021-01-09FEMALE20sClose contact
2021-01-09FEMALE20sClose contact
2021-01-09FEMALE20sUnder investigation
2021-01-09FEMALE30sClose contact
2021-01-09FEMALE30sClose contact
2021-01-09FEMALE40sClose contact
2021-01-09FEMALE60sUnder investigation
2021-01-09FEMALE60sUnder investigation
2021-01-08MALE80sUnder investigation
2021-01-08MALE70sTravel related
2021-01-07MALE20sTravel related
2021-01-07MALE40sClose contact
2021-01-07MALE10-19Close contact
2021-01-07MALE70sClose contact
2021-01-07MALE10-19Under investigation
2021-01-07FEMALE30sClose contact
2021-01-07MALE40sUnder investigation
2021-01-07MALE60sClose contact
2021-01-07MALE20sClose contact
2021-01-07FEMALE50sUnder investigation
2021-01-07MALE70sUnder investigation
2021-01-07MALE20sUnder investigation
2021-01-06MALE20sUnder investigation
2021-01-06FEMALE20sUnder investigation*
2021-01-06MALE60sClose contact
2021-01-06MALE70sClose contact
2021-01-06FEMALE90sClose contact
2021-01-05FEMALE20sClose contact
2021-01-05FEMALE<10Close contact
2021-01-05FEMALE30sClose contact
2021-01-05MALE40sUnder investigation
2021-01-05MALE<10Close contact
2021-01-05MALE50sClose contact
2021-01-05FEMALE60sClose contact
2021-01-05FEMALE40sUnder investigation*
2021-01-05MALE60sUnder investigation
2021-01-05MALETeensUnder investigation
2021-01-05FEMALE20sUnder investigation
2021-01-04MALE30sUnder investigation
2021-01-04MALE30sUnder investigation
2021-01-04FEMALE50sClose contact
2021-01-04FEMALE30sClose contact
2021-01-04FEMALE40sUnder investigation
2021-01-04FEMALE50sUnder investigation*
2021-01-04FEMALE20sUnder investigation
*Healthcare worker


Please click here for individual case information from previous months.

Ontario is currently under a state of emergency:

Kingston is currently in Stage 3 of the Provincial Framework for Reopening.

Only businesses considered essential are permitted to be open.

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 will continue to monitor and update this list as changes happen. If you know of a closure or cancellation not listed, please contact us on Facebook or Twitter to provide us with the update.

34 thoughts on “Kingstonist’s COVID-19 Quick Reference Guide

    • April 6, 2020 at 5:53 pm

      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.

  • March 17, 2020 at 7:44 am

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

    • April 13, 2020 at 10:12 am

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

  • March 17, 2020 at 11:04 pm

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

  • March 24, 2020 at 1:10 am

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

      • March 25, 2020 at 10:12 am

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

  • March 24, 2020 at 1:37 pm

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

    • March 25, 2020 at 6:02 pm

      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.

  • March 25, 2020 at 11:52 am

    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

  • March 27, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    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.

  • March 28, 2020 at 7:56 am

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

  • March 28, 2020 at 9:18 am

    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.

  • April 4, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    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.

  • April 8, 2020 at 11:01 am

    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.

  • April 8, 2020 at 11:05 am

    Proactive Physiotherapy – pt Health: Physiotherapist available for virtual care assessments and routine virtual treatments. Emergency appointments possible with patient pre-screening for immediate assistance after motor vehicle accidents, recent trauma, head injuries, or for return to work readiness for essential workers assuming availability of appropriate PPE.

  • April 10, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    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!

  • April 15, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    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!

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