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Local hospitals preparing for surge in pediatric patients

As children return to school for the fall term, hospitals within Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) are ramping up training for pediatric nursing due to an expected increase in pediatric patients. According to KHSC, Registered Nurses at Kingston General Hospital (KGH) and Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) who generally work with

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KFL&A Public Health: Act now to get vaccinated for back to school

Now is the time to get your first dose in order to be fully vaccinated in time for back to school in September, says Dr. T. Hugh Guan, Associate Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health.  With a 21 day wait period between first

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Dr.Guan to KFL&A: Keep getting vaccinated, it’s working

Dr. T. Hugh Guan, Associate Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health provided a positive COVID-19 update for the week of Thursday, Jul. 22, 2021. “I have some good news for this week,” he said. “There have been no new cases today, and for

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Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Hugh Guan, provides COVID-19 update for KFL&A

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington: Meet Dr. Hugh Guan, the region’s current acting Medical Officer of Health after Dr. Kieran Moore moved into the position of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer. Previously, Guan served as the Director of the Infectious Disease Prevention and Environmental Health Division at KFL&A Public Health. He

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Dr. Moore provides COVID-19 update, vaccination forecast for KFL&A

After reaching an all-time high count of active COVID-19 cases earlier this week, Dr. Kieran Moore said those numbers are dropping, but we’ve still got a long way to go – which might include the month of May looking a lot like April has thus far. The Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 631

Update (Friday, Apr. 16, 2021)According to Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, the exposure to COVID-19 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 631 occurred from Thursday, Apr. 1 to Saturday, Apr. 10, 2021, a much longer time span than originally

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Tim Hortons location on Gardiners Road closed due to COVID-19 case

The Tim Hortons location at 450 Gardiners Road has been temporarily closed after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. The location closed on Monday, Apr. 12, 2021, and placed a sign on their window indicating the closure is “due to the evolving health situation.” “The team member and those

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Second COVID-19 death in KFL&A amid highest active case count

The KFL&A region has recorded its second COVID-19 death as Ontario enters the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and as the region itself enters uncharted territory. The most recent local death as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is a woman in her 80s who, according to public health

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KHSC postponing elective surgeries and non-urgent procedures

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is postponing all elective surgeries and non-urgent procedures and clinic visits until the demands of the third wave have lessened. After yesterday’s announcement, in the form of a memo to Ontario hospitals, from Ontario Health’s President and CEO, Matthew Anderson telling hospitals to “ramp down”

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New wave of COVID-19 cases at Queen’s

Update (Friday, Apr. 9, 2021): As of the morning of Friday, Apr. 9, 2021, three cases have been added to the Queen’s University COVID-19 dashboard. That brings the total number of new cases on campus this week to 36, and 249 cases on campus since the pandemic began. Original Article:

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Kingston daycare temporarily closed after COVID-19 case detected

A francophone daycare within the City of Kingston has announced it has a confirmed case of COVID-19 within its student population and will be closing its doors for a minimum of one week to limit the spread of the virus. Garderie Éducative de Kingston posted the news to its Facebook

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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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