Two clinics in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) region have closed due to positive COVID-19 cases.
On Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2020, KFL&A Public Health confirmed that two clinics in its region had closed, but would not indicate which clinics had closed. However, on Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2020, Lakeland Family Health Team, based out of Denbigh, Addington Highlands, posted on Facebook stating that their clinic was closing after a positive COVID-19 test.
“We want to reassure the community that KFLA Public Health is following close contacts and advising them to self isolate for 14 days. Lakelands Family Health Team is working closely with KFLA Public Health at this time,” the clinic said in a follow up post on Tuesday.
This news comes the same day as three new cases of COVID-19 were reported by KFL&A Public Health, bringing the total number of cases in the region to 14. Public Health was unable to confirm whether or not any or all of the new cases were related to the two clinics that have closed after positive COVID-19 testing, citing privacy policies.
“Presently all confirmed COVID-19 positive cases in our region, including the health care workers, are being followed by our case management team and contact tracing is being done to identify all relevant contacts of those individuals,” said Jenn Fagan, a communications officer with KFL&A Public Health. “All people identified as close contacts would receive a call from a public health nurse on our case management team. For confidentiality reasons we are not able to share any identifying information of any of case or potential case outside of the established contact tracing and case management procedures.”
As for the background information on the three new cases reported today, Fagan said she was unable to divulge any details as all three cases are currently still under investigation.
Kingstonist will continue to monitor this situation and provide updates as more information becomes available.
For more resources and information regarding COVID-19 in Kingston and the area, check out our quick reference guide here.