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Opinion: At wits’ end with pandemic of illogic

The following is a submitted opinion piece in response to recent Kingstonist articles. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Kingstonist. “A positive case at a school does not mean the individual was exposed to COVID-19 at the school. They may have been exposed somewhere

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COVID-19 tracking, tracing and resolution in KFL&A explained

By now, we are all very much aware of the current pandemic, as we all try to remain at home as much as possible to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) region. What we don’t all know is what

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KFL&A Public Health releases details on 17 latest COVID-19 cases in region

On Monday, Mar. 30, 2020, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health confirmed that the number of cases of COVID-19 in the region had doubled over the weekend. On Friday, Mar. 27, 2020, the KFL&A region had 17 positive cases of COVID-19, according to Public Health. By Monday, Mar.

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The clarity and hope of COVID-19

It has been almost three months since I wrote a column for the local press. Between balancing my day job as a supply teacher and role as a city councillor; renovating then selling my financée’s house as we prepare for marriage; planning a wedding; and trying to keep up some

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Residents urged to follow safe waste disposal guidelines during pandemic

As those across the country and around the world do their part to help stop the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, the City of Kingston has developed some safe waste disposal guidelines for residents. These guidelines are being put in place to help protect collectors and the wider public from the

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City of Kingston releases COVID-19 preparedness information

KFL&A Public Health, the lead agency in Kingston for COVID-19, has reported there are no suspected or confirmed cases in Kingston. “We are echoing Public Health’s message to wash your hands frequently, cough into your arm, keep ample space between yourself and others and stay home if you are sick.

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Kingston sees numerous cancellations and closures due to COVID-19 concerns

For information on cancelled elementary and secondary schools across the province, see: https://www.kingstonist.com/news/provincial-government-cancelling-two-weeks-of-school-due-to-covid-19/ Although Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health maintains there are no cases of COVID-19 in the region, a number of events have been cancelled in Kingston and the area as a preventative measure. Despite a

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KFL&A Public Health releases tips to reduce the spread of novel coronavirus

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health released new information on preventing the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. As health officials across the country and around the globe continue work to control the current outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox

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‘Low risk’ for novel coronavirus in community, public health officials say

Although there are two cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus in Canada – one confirmed and one presumptive – Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health is advising local residents that the risk of the virus in our community is still low. The new (or ‘novel’) virus was identified

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