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City of Kingston releases COVID-19 preparedness information

Photo by Raphiell Alfaridzy.

KFL&A Public Health, the lead agency in Kingston for COVID-19, has reported there are no suspected or confirmed cases in Kingston.

“We are echoing Public Health’s message to wash your hands frequently, cough into your arm, keep ample space between yourself and others and stay home if you are sick. The City’s current precautionary measures reflect those suggestions and we are monitoring the situation,” said Peter Huigenbos, Acting Chief Administrative Officer. “City services and programs are continuing as scheduled at this point. We will continue to provide updates as they become available.”

The following are some of the steps the City is taking:

* Kingston Transit is ensuring increased sanitizing practices on all common touch points with a disinfectant approved to combat COVID-19.

* Kingston Airport is ensuring increased sanitizing practices on all common touch points including baggage carts and counter surfaces.

* Signage, asking visitors to stay away if they are sick, has been placed at all entry doors at Rideaucrest Home (Long Term Care) and all visitors are being screened as they enter the Home. Communication about COVID-19 has gone out to staff, families, volunteers and contracted service providers.

* The annual Safety Days and Wellness event hosted by the City and Utilities Kingston has been cancelled as recommended by KFL&A Public Health. The reason for their advice is that utility workers and contractors provide important community infrastructure and having them all in the same location at one time is not advisable.

* The City has increased cleaning frequency and sanitizing practices at Municipal facilities.

* Additional hand-washing posters are on display and the number of hand sanitizing stations has been increased.

Stay up-to-date with the City’s COVID-19 precautions here.

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2 thoughts on “City of Kingston releases COVID-19 preparedness information

  • March 12, 2020 at 6:03 pm
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    Thank you for this information.
    I suspect that I contracted the flu, possibly COVID-19, on the bus. A woman of European appearane was coughing and did not cover her face.
    My symptoms started 3 days later with headache and muscle spasms, then moved onto severe chills and fever, followed by nausea and vomiting. This lasted about 2 days. I have mild respiratory issues.
    Now on 14 days of self isolation.

    • March 13, 2020 at 3:21 pm
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      You more than likely have the flu.
      As covid-19 takes about 14 days to appear and is mainly in your respiratory system.

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