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.”
“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.”