COVID-19 outbreak declared at Kidd 7 unit of KGH

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak on the Kidd 7 unit of its Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site.

Kingston General Hospital main entrance off of Stuart Street. Photo by Lucas Mulder.

KHSC said the outbreak has been declared after one patient and two staff members on the unit tested positive for COVID-19. The Connell 9 unit of KGH also remains in outbreak status currently. KFL&A Public Health has been notified, and KHSC is in the process of notifying patients, visitors and staff affected by the outbreak, according to KHSC. The Kidd 7 Unit of KGH is typically dedicated to neurology.

“Meanwhile, KHSC is in the process of completing the necessary contact tracing and testing for individuals on the unit,” the health-care organization said in a press release on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022.

“However, as this outbreak was limited to a very specific area of the unit, the rest of Kidd 7 will remain open to patient admissions while the proper control measures are put in place.”

KHSC said its top priority is the safety of its patients, health-care workers, and community, and thanked 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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