Public Health: Kingston Transit rider confirmed positive for COVID-19
Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for KFL&A Public Health, confirmed on Monday, Apr. 26, 2021 that a COVID-19 positive case travelled on multiple Kingston Transit bus routes.
According to Public Health, the case travelled on the following routes, dates and times:
- Thursday, Apr. 15, 2021: Route 7 – Departing Compton Street/Wilson Street at 1:35 p.m., and arriving at the Cataraqui Centre transfer point at 2 p.m.
- Wednesday, Apr. 21, 2021: Route 7 – Departing Compton Street/Wilson Street at 8:35 a.m., and arriving at the Cataraqui Centre 9:00 a.m.
- Wednesday, Apr. 21, 2021: Route 7 – Departing the Cataraqui Centre transfer point at 3:30 p.m., and arriving at Compton Street/Wilson Street at 3:55 p.m.
- Friday, Apr. 23, 2021: Route 16 – Departing Kingston Centre transfer point at 12:00 p.m., and arriving at Compton Street/Wilson Street at 12:20 p.m.
- Saturday, Apr. 24, 2021: Route 1 – Departing at Compton Street/Wilson Street at 12:20 p.m., and arriving at St. Lawrence College at 1 p.m.
KFL&A Public Health is unable to identify all riders on these routes and is issuing public notice to assist with contact tracing.
“This is a low risk of exposure to the public; however, if you travelled on these routes during the listed dates above, monitor yourself for new or worsening signs and symptoms related to COVID-19 until May 8, 2021 (14 days after last possible exposure),” Public Health said in a press release.
Anyone who is currently experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should self-isolate immediately, and seek an appointment for testing at the COVID-19 Community Assessment Centre.