Public Health issues tickets at more Kingston nail salons

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Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health issued tickets to two more nail salons last week, as increased monitoring and enforcement for personal services continues.

Lily Nails and Spa at 2395 Princess St. was fined on Thursday, July 9 for failure to adequately disinfect reusable equipment. Lily Nails is the seventh local nail salon to receive notice from public health since the start of a local COVID-19 outbreak on June 25. According to Public Health, the date of the infraction was Friday, July 3. That salon then passed an inspection on Thursday, Jul. 9, 2020, according to those with Lily Nails and Spa.

La Sirene Nails and Spa, at 1040-1096 Princess St., also received a ticket. Public Health found evidence that the salon had failed to obtain contact information from a client following an inspection on July 7, 2020. KFL&A Public Health relies on proper documentation of client names and phone numbers to perform contact tracing in the event of an infectious outbreak.

Several other nail salons in the Kingston area have also received fines or been ordered to temporarily close since the start of the recent outbreak. According to KFL&A: 

  • Georgia Nails at 4499 Bath Road, Amherstview, was ordered closed after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 on June 29, 2020.
  • Kim’s L.A. Nails in the Cataraqui Mall was closed by emergency order for an unspecified reason on June 28, which KFL&A indicated resolved on June 29. L.A. Nails had previously been issued a ticket, on June 27, for failure to comply with an order made during a declared emergency.
  • Beauty Nails Salon at 745 Gardiners Road in Kingston received a fine on June 27 after a single-use instrument was not discarded immediately after use
  • Binh’s Nails and Spa was determined to be the site of a COVID-19 outbreak on June 24, 2020. Between June 25 and July 6, KFL&A Public Health identified 33 cases of COVID-19 among staff and clients of Binh’s Nails on Gardiners Rd, as well as their close contacts.

Samantha Butler-Hassan, Local Journalism Initiative

Samantha Butler-Hassan is a staff writer and life-long Kingston resident. She is a news junkie and mom who loves reading and exploring the community. This article has been made possible with the support of the Local Journalism Initiative.

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