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Kingston Transit riders confirmed positive for COVID-19

On Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, Dr. Piotr Oglaza, the Medical Officer of Health at KFL&A Public Health, confirmed that two COVID-19 positive individuals travelled on Kingston Transit bus routes.

First exposure incident

According to KFL&A Public Health, the routes taken by the first COVID-19 positive passenger were:

  • Wednesday, November 10: Express Route 701 departing Division St./Kirkpatrick St. at 6:05 a.m. until arriving at the Frontenac Mall at 6:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, November 11: Route 7 departing the Cataraqui Centre at 4:00 p.m. until arriving at Elliott Ave. at 4:20 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 11: Express Route 701 departing Division St./Kirkpatrick St. at 6:05 a.m. until arriving at the Frontenac Mall at 6:30 a.m.

KFL&A Public Health said it has been unable to identify all riders on these routes and is issuing a public notice to assist with contact tracing.

“This is a low risk of exposure to the public,” said KFL&A Public Health in the release.“However, if you travelled on these routes during the listed dates above KFL&A Public Health recommends you:

  • Monitor for new or worsening symptoms until November 20 (for those who travelled on November 10) or November 21 (for those who travelled on November 11). If symptoms develop, self-isolate immediately, and seek an appointment for testing at the COVID-19 Community Assessment Centre.
  • Seek testing on or after November 17 (for those who travelled on November 10) or November 18 (for those who travelled on November 11).”

Second exposure incident

According to KFL&A Public Health, the second COVID-19 positive passenger travelled on the following routes:

  • Saturday, November 6, 2021: Route 16 departing the Kingston Centre transfer point at 12:30 p.m.until arriving at Concession St/Kingscourt Ave. at 12:35 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 9, 2021: Route 1 departing downtown transfer point at 7:50 a.m. until arriving at Division St./First Canada Ave. at 8:10 a.m.

If you were on one of the routes listed above for the second exposure incident, KFL&A Public Health recommends that you:

  • Get tested for COVID-19 immediately if you were travelling on Route 16 on November 6.
  • Get tested for COVID-19 immediately if you were travelling on Route 1 on November 9 and get tested again on November 18.
  • Monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 10 days after the date of your last exposure (Route 16: November 16 or Route 1: November 19).
  • If symptoms develop, self-isolate from others immediately and arrange for testing at the COVID-19 Community Assessment Centre.

KFL&A Public Health says that if you are not fully vaccinated (more 14 days from receiving your second dose of COVID-19 vaccine) and travelled on the routes and times listed, they recommend that you isolate at home and call KFL&A Public Health for further direction.

On the other hand, if you are fully vaccinated, no isolation is required.

If you are currently experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, KFL&A Public Health asks that you self-isolate immediately, and seek an appointment for testing at the COVID-19 Community Assessment Centre.

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