On Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, Dr. Piotr Oglaza, Medical Officer of Health at KFL&A Public Health confirmed that a person who tested positive for COVID-19 had travelled on a Kingston Transit bus earlier in the week, and asked for public assistance as they do contact tracing.
The travel occurred on Monday, Nov. 1, on Route 501, departing the Cataraqui Centre Transfer point at 2:00 p.m. and arriving at the Kingston Centre on Princess Street, on the south side, at 2:15 p.m.
KFL&A Public Health said it has been unable to identify all riders on these routes and is issuing a public notice to assist with contact tracing.
“This is a low risk of exposure to the public; however, if you travelled on this route during the listed date above, monitor yourself for new or worsening signs and symptoms related to COVID-19 until November 11, 2021 (10 days after last possible exposure) and seek testing on or after November 8, 2021,” said KFL&A Public Health in an advisory.
If you are currently experiencing symptoms, KFL&A Public Health asks that you self-isolate immediately, and seek an appointment for testing at the COVID-19 Community Assessment Centre.
According to KFL&A Public Health, “Kingston Transit continues to adhere to all public health measures and are committed to protecting the health and safety of passengers and staff.”