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KHSC: COVID-19 outbreak on Burr 4 unit of KGH

Kingston General Hospital main entrance.
Photo by Josie Vallier/The Kingstonist.

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak on the Burr 4 unit of the Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site after four patients tested positive for the virus.

“KFL&A Public Health has been notified and visitor restrictions are now in effect. KHSC is in the process of notifying patients, visitors and staff affected by the outbreak,” the hospital organization said in a media release, dated Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. “KHSC is also completing the necessary contact tracing and testing for individuals on the unit.”

Currently, there is also a COVID-19 outbreak on the Davies 5 unit and Kidd 7 unit at the KGH site.

“KHSC’s top priority is the safety of our patients, health care workers and community,” the organization continued. “As we continue to see high levels of community spread of COVID-19, 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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  • August 18, 2022 at 7:59 pm
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    Doug Ford’s “Plan to Stay Open” does not appear to take into consideration that, in another two weeks, a large number of Queen’s students will be returning to in-person classes. Neither Dr. Moore nor Dr. Oglaza appear concerned with the spread of Covid in this seventh wave, since Queen’s has “No Restrictions” prominently displayed on its”Covid-19 Information” website. “There are no current masking, vaccination, or physical distancing requirements for those visiting Queen’s University. In addition, there are no building or room capacity restrictions in place on campus.” Last year, (when there were fewer active cases), anyone at Queen’s was supposed to be double-vaccinated; yet, there were five outbreaks in student residences. Also, Dr. Oglaza and Queen’s continue to deny that the Canadian University Men’s Rugby Championship, last November, was responsible for spreading the Omicron variant across university campuses from British Columbia to Nova Scotia. Is this the way to promote better healthcare in Ontario?

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