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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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Public Health addresses concerns about public parks and COVID-19

As the sun shone down on Kingston and the area this past weekend, many people experiencing the stir-craze of self-isolation and social distancing took to the outdoors. A with a taste of spring before the season arrives, families went on bike rides, couples went for hikes, and many spent time

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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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KHSC reducing non-emergency procedures and visits

Beginning today, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is reducing the number of non-emergency procedures and visits it provides “in order to maximize resources and prioritize services” during the COVID-19 pandemic. The services being reduced include elective surgeries, non-emergency procedures, and clinic visits. These measures will also allow the local hospitals

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Local Public Health confirms the first three cases of COVID-19 in Kingston and area

Local Public Health confirms the first three cases of COVD-19 in Kingston Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health announced today that there are three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kingston in the last 24 hours. At a press conference on Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020, Dr. Kieran Moore, Kingston’s

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Resident rallies community support for Martha’s Table during pandemic

As the situation concerning the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 continues to affect the day-to-day lives of Kingstonians, many are looking for ways to help out their fellow residents in the community. With the government and health care authorities urging social distancing, it can be difficult to find ways for the

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Boys and Girls Club facilities to close as part of COVID-19 preparedness

The Boys and Girls Club of Kingston and Area is closing its locations in an effort to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus COVID-19. On Monday, Mar. 16, 2020, the local Boys and Girls Club announced that its Club Directors and Management have decided to close all Boys and Girls

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SLC directing staff to work from home, limiting entrance to college

As businesses, organizations and institutions continue to respond to the concerted effort to stop the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, St. Lawrence College (SLC) updated their contingency plans on Monday, Mar. 16, 2020. “In light of the recent directives from the federal government and public health for intensified social distancing, and

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City of Kingston closes all recreation facilities

In light of the current measures being put in place to help stop the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, the City of Kingston is closing all public recreation facilities. All programing and facility bookings have been suspended at: Artillery Park Aquatic Centre Cataraqui Community Centre Centre 70 INVISTA Centre Memorial Centre

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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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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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