Second Kingston Transit rider confirmed positive for COVID-19 this month

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Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, has announced that a COVID-19 positive case has recently travelled on Kingston Transit.

Moore made the announcement on Wednesday, Mar. 24, 2021, and Public Health explained that the positive case travelled on both Bus Route 502 and Bus Route 4 within the Kingston Transit network.

“KFL&A Public Health is unable to identify all riders on the route and is issuing a public notice to assist with contact tracing,” Public Health said in a press release.

The positive case travelled on Kingston Transit on the following routes, dates, and times:

  • Sunday, Mar. 21, 2021: Route 502 leaving the Cataraqui Centre transfer point at 1:25 p.m. and arriving at King Street/Portsmouth Avenue at 1:50 p.m.
  • Sunday, Mar.21, 2021: Route 4 leaving Princess Street/Victoria Street at 2:20 p.m. and arriving at the Cataraqui Centre transfer point at 2:50 p.m.

KFL&A Public Health recommends the following for anyone who travelled on the routes and dates listed above:

  • Get tested for COVID-19 immediately. 
  • Monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days after the date of your last exposure (April 4, 2021).  
  • Get tested again, 10 days after your exposure (March 31), even if you do not have symptoms.  
  • Self-isolate from others immediately and arrange for testing if symptoms of COVID-19 develop.  

“During the 14 days of isolation, monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and get tested if you develop symptoms,” KFL&A Public Health said. “If you are currently experiencing symptoms, self-isolate immediately, and seek an appointment for testing at the COVID-19 Community Assessment Centre.”

Public Health noted that Kingston Transit continues to adhere to all Public Health measures related to COVID-19, including the requirements to wear face-coverings on board its buses.

This is the second instance of a COVID-19 positive case having travelled on Kingston Transit this month. Another such instance occurred in October 2020.

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