On Friday, Mar. 12, 2021, the City of Kingston announced that a Kingston Transit rider has tested positive for COVID-19.
According to the City, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, confirmed an exposure to COVID-19 on Kingston Transit bus Route 2 on the following dates:
- Wednesday, Mar. 3, 2021: Route 2 – Division Street (northbound) leaving downtown at 4 p.m. and arriving to the area of Division Street/Highway 401 at 4:20 p.m.
- Sunday, Mar. 7, 2021: Route 2 – Kingston Centre (southbound) leaving Division Street/Highway 401 area at 5:30 p.m. and arriving to the area of Kingston General Hospital (KGH) at 6:05 p.m.
KFL&A Public Health is unable to identify all riders on the route and is issuing a public notice to assist in contact tracing.
This is a low-risk exposure, the City said, however, for any residents who travelled on the routes and dates listed above, KFL&A Public Health recommends:
- Monitoring for symptoms for 14 days after the date of your last exposure. Symptoms of COVID-19 are listed on KFL&A Public Health’s website
- Testing for COVID-19, 7 days from your last exposure, even if you do not have symptoms.
- If symptoms of COVID-19 develop, self-isolate from others immediately and arrange for testing.
- If you do not have symptoms, you are not required to self-isolate
If you are currently experiencing symptoms, self-isolate immediately, and seek an appointment for testing at the COVID-19 Community Assessment Centre.