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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Tiny Hoppers in Kingston’s west end

Tiny Hoppers Early Learning Centre at 375 Select Drive will be closed for the next two weeks following the declaration of a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility on Wednesday, Mar. 3, 2021.

Eight cases of COVID-19 have been linked to a local childcare facility in Kingston’s west end.

On Wednesday, Mar. 3, 2021, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health listed a new outbreak on their COVID-19 Dashboard. According to Public Health’s most recently announced COVID-19 case numbers, two of the seven new cases on the same day are related to the new outbreak.

Tiny Hoppers Head Office confirmed that the Tiny Hoppers location in the west end of Kingston, located at 375 Select Drive, is the site of this outbreak.

“All members and staff were notified directly by Tiny Hoppers. Clients and staff deemed to be at risk are being contacted directly by KFL&A Public Health. All those that have been deemed high risk are self-isolating at home,” the childcare and early learning company said on social media.

KFL&A Public Health confirmed that the Tiny Hoppers location in the west end is the childcare facility currently experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak.

“The risk to the public is low, and clients and staff deemed to be at risk are being contacted directly by KFL&A Public Health,” the local Health Unit said in an email to Kingstonist.

The childcare facility explained its next steps in dealing with the outbreak.

“We have chosen to temporarily close the centre for a minimum of 14 days to ensure the health and safety of our staff, clients and their families. We are working closely with KFL&A Public Health,” Tiny Hoppers Head Office continued.

“We care deeply about our families and our staff and we hope that everyone stays safe. We look forward to serving our families in the future.”

Kingstonist will update this article if and when more information becomes available.

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