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Major COVID-19 outbreak at Joyceville Institution

Eighty inmates and four staff members at Joyceville Institution have tested positive for COVID-19, Kingstonist learned on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. According to multiple anonymous sources with inside knowledge of Joyceville Institution, 301 inmates were tested for COVID-19, and as of Thursday morning, 77 of those tests had come back

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Letter: We’re all in this together – even when we have to be apart

The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. We are all in this together. It has become the mantra of the COVID-19 pandemic, recited by every level of government, from the top down. And it is

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Positive COVID-19 cases linked to multiple house parties

On Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health confirmed that positive COVID-19 cases have been linked to multiple house parties in the University District. According to Public Health, multiple positive cases attended several house parties in the

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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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Dr. Moore responds as Kingston reaches highest COVID-19 levels yet

Dr. Moore is calling the outbreak of COVID-19 at Gananoque Chev Buick GMC Cadillac a “superspreader event,” as the number of cases linked to that location rises to 37. “We’ve had 12 direct cases associated with that, plus seven of their contacts. So 19 positive individuals from there,” he explained

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Empty for the wrong reasons: A visual archive of Kingston’s COVID-19 encampment evictions

The following is a submitted Op/Ed photo essay. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated governmental failures to provide housing for all across Canada. Mounting rent burdens, the lifting of provincial eviction moratoriums, and the rollback of federal income

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Lowe’s Kingston confirms positive COVID-19 case among staff

The Lowe’s location in Kingston’s west end is urging recent customers to monitor their symptoms after confirming that a staff member there tested positive for COVID-19. According to Lowe’s Canada, the company was informed of the positive case among its staff at the 1035 Gardiners Road location on Wednesday, Dec.

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Fairmount Home staff member tests positive for COVID-19

On Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, the County of Frontenac learned that a staff member at Fairmount Home has tested positive for COVID-19. According to Frontenac County, that staff member is self-isolating and “receiving any necessary treatment.” Both staff and residents at Fairmount Home for any symptoms of COVID-19, the County

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COVID-19 cases linked to LiveWell Centre in downtown Kingston

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health is currently monitoring eight cases of COVID-19 connected to an outbreak at LiveWell Centre in downtown Kingston. Offering chiropractic care, massage, physiotherapy and other medical services, LiveWell Centre’s outbreak began on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. Although not required to do so by

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A letter of thanks from the Alzheimer Society of KFLA

The following is a submitted Letter to the Editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. This year has certainly been a challenging one for many individuals, charities and businesses alike. Many of the fundraising events that were planned in support of the Alzheimer

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Local St. Elizabeth Health Care staff members test positive for COVID-19

Update (Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 at 2:45 p.m.) According to St. Elizabeth Health Care (SE Health), the two staff members that tested positive for COVID-19 are Personal Support Workers (PSWs). The first tested positive on Saturday, Nov. 14, and last worked on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The second PSW tested

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Update: Two healthcare workers at KHSC test positive for COVID-19

Update (Friday, Nov. 27, 2020): Today, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) confirmed another case of COVID-19 amongst its staff. KHSC referred to the cases as “community-acquired transmission,” and said that both healthcare workers are from Kingston General Hospital (KGH) and are recovering at home while self-isolating. “Four other staff members

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