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Queen’s community remains COVID-19 hotspot

The number of cases of COVID-19 in the Queen’s community has tripled in a week, according to the Case Tracker on the Queen’s University website. The university rounded out the week yesterday at 60 cases, 34 of which were identified over the weekend. Yesterday, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of

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Queen’s encouraging asymptomatic testing after upswing in cases

Queen’s University students who have been in close contact with someone outside their household without wearing a face covering or physical distancing are strongly encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 during the next two weeks. In a release, dated Monday, Mar. 15, 2021, the University reminds students that in the

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Queen’s Researchers study COVID transmission in post-secondary students

During the pandemic, some fields of study at post-secondary institutions require students to be present on campus for in-person learning, and access to on- and off-campus research and learning facilities. The Government of Canada is investing $223,161 through Canada’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF) to support a research study looking

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New Variant of COVID-19 found in KFL&A Region

Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has confirmed its first case of a new, more transmissible variant of COVID-19. Known as B.1.1.7, the variant was first detected in the United Kingdom, and subsequently Ontario, in December 2020. In a move to quickly contain any further cases, Dr. Kieran

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Two Kingston pharmacies now offering asymptomatic COVID-19 testing

Update (Friday, Nov. 27, 2020): Two more pharmacies in Kingston and the area are now offering asymptomatic COVID-19 testing: The Med+ Pharmacy at 277 Bath Road, and the Loyalist Pharmacy – Pharmasave at 200 Speers Boulevard. Original article: Kingstonians who do not have any symptoms of COVID-19, but require testing

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