Connell 10 unit at KGH closed to visitors due to COVID-19 outbreak

Kingston General Hospital main entrance. Photo by Josie Vallier.

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak on the Connell 10 unit of its Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site on the evening of Monday, Jul. 4, 2022.

Four patients on the unit tested positive for COVID-19, KHSC stated. In a media release, the hospital organization said that the unit is closed to visitors and increased COVID-19 safety measures, including additional cleaning and usage of enhanced personal protective equipment, are now in place.

“KFL&A Public Health has been notified, and KHSC is in the process of notifying patients, visitors and staff affected by the outbreak,” they said. “Meanwhile, KHSC is in the process of completing the necessary contact tracing and testing for individuals on the unit.”

“KHSC’s top priority is the safety of our patients, health-care workers and community. KHSC thanks everyone for helping to prevent the spread of the virus within the hospital, including adherence to our screening processes, masking requirements and visitor restrictions.”

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