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Confirmed COVID-19 case at St. Luke’s election polling station

St. Luke’s Anglican Church, located at 236 Nelson Street in downtown Kingston. Photo by Cris Vilela.

Dr. Hugh Guan, Associate Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has confirmed a COVID-19 positive case at the electoral polling station held at St. Luke’s Anglican Church.

The church, located at 236 Nelson Street in Kingston, acted as an electoral polling station on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. KFL&A Public Health recommends that individuals who attended this polling station between 9 p.m. and 12 a.m. (midnight) self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 10 days.

“If symptoms develop, please seek testing and self-isolate,” KFL&A Public Health said in a press release on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021.

“As part of the COVID-19 case management and contact tracing process, KFL&A Public Health follows up with close contacts of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. If the contact tracing team are unable to identify close contacts of an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19, a public release may be issued to reach those contacts,” Public Health said of why this information was being released.

To learn more about COVID-19, how you can protect yourself and what to do if you suspect you may be at risk, KFL&A Public Health suggests visiting kflaph.ca/Coronavirus.

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