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A Message from Dr. Moore and KFL&A Board of Health members

The people in our KFL&A community have given an extraordinary effort to keep COVID-19 from spreading and the KFL&A Board of Health and Dr. Kieran Moore want to express our deepest appreciation to everyone involved in this great effort. For all of us—staying home, shifting social visits to virtual visits,

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COVID-19 testing now available at KCHC

A new satellite location for COVID-19 testing is available at the Kingston Community Health Center (KCHC) at 263 Weller Avenue. This testing site, a partnership of KFLA Public Health, KHSC and KCHC, is intended to increase access to testing for those individuals living in the geographic community around the health

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COVID-19 testing system operating smoothly, positivity rate low

Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kieran Moore, says that COVID-19 testing capacity and turnaround time have improved both locally and across the province since the start of October. “The wait time is down to 20 minutes at our booked appointment site. That’s brilliant,” Dr. Moore said. “I think the

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Online and telephone booking for COVID-19 Assessment Centre begins

Beginning on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, residents in the Kingston area will have two options for booking a COVID-19 test at the Assessment Centre, according to Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC). “The Community AC will be able to book up to 60 assessments per hour.  The booked appointment system is

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Online booking for COVID Assessment Centre delayed

The Assessment Center at the Beechgrove Complex began operating as appointment-only on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020 with online booking scheduled to be live today, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. The online tool for reserving a COVID-19 test has been delayed, according to a release from Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) dated

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Province drops ‘runny nose’ COVID-19 test requirement for students

The Ontario government announced updated guidelines for screening children and students for COVID-19 on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. Notably, the requirement for students with runny noses to go home, and seek a negative COVID-19 test result before returning, has been removed. With runny noses a common affliction among children during

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Behind the scenes at Kingston’s COVID-19 assessment centre

On Saturday, Sep. 26, 2020, Kingston’s Community COVID-19 Assessment Centre (AC) opened at its new location at the Beechgrove Complex, near King St. and Portsmouth Ave. The facility is more dynamic than the former Leon’s Centre and Memorial Centre locations, with more indoor waiting space, and separate lines for symptomatic

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KHSC releases updated COVID-19 testing guidelines, new centre opens Saturday

The Ontario government has tightened the criteria for people seeking COVID-19 tests, as long lineups at assessment centres have been observed across the province. As elementary, secondary and post-secondary schools have reopened, and fall weather sets in, the demand for COVID-19 tests has surged in many parts of Ontario. On

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Public Health Board shares COVID-19 test lineup concerns

Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health’s board is bringing their concerns about long lines at Kingston’s COVID-19 assessment centre to the province. The board devised to draft a letter to Public Health Ontario and Ontario Health during their meeting on Wednesday, Sep. 23, 2020, focused on supporting the

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UPDATE: COVID-19 assessment centre moving to Beechgrove

On Saturday, Sept 26, 2020, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) will relocate the Community COVID-19 Assessment Centre to the Beechgrove Complex in Kingston.  The Beechgrove Complex lies just south of the King Street West/Portsmouth Avenue intersection.  According to KHSC, signage will direct people through the Complex to the Recreation Centre

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COVID-19 Assessment Centre opens on Queen’s University Campus

A new satellite COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Queen’s University is opening this week as part of the University’s ongoing efforts to prevent a COVID-19 outbreak in Kingston. The Assessment Centre is located adjacent to Student Wellness Services in Mitchell Hall. Operated by Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), the facility has

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Temporary COVID-19 Assessment Centre will open at St. Lawrence College

In response to the high demand for COVID-19 testing following the recent community outbreak, Kingston Health Sciences Centre says it is opening a Temporary COVID-19 Assessment Centre which will operate in the parking lot at St. Lawrence College, starting on Sunday June 28, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. KHSC requests that

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