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Dr. Moore to students: Consider testing before return to school

Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health (MOH) Dr. Kieran Moore is asking certain students to consider testing for COVID-19 before returning to their in-person classes this month. “Our goal is to have a safe reopening both for staff and students…and for parents and families,” Dr. Moore said on Wednesday, Jan. 6,

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Local COVID-19 update from KFL&A Public Health

The number of confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health region has held steady around 45 for the past seven days, while testing levels remained strong through the holidays. This is down from a record high of 112 confirmed active cases on

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Ontario, KFL&A Public Health region, go into lockdown on Boxing Day

The Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health region will join the rest of Southern Ontario on Boxing Day in a 28-day COVID-19 lockdown. “This difficult action is without a doubt necessary to save lives and prevent our hospitals from becoming overwhelmed in the coming weeks,” said Ontario Premier

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CSC releases COVID-19 update for the Ontario region

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) has issued a release today, Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, with an update related to yesterdays news regarding multiple cases at the Joyceville and Collins Bay Institutions. CSC’s update shared the following numbers of active inmate cases in their Ontario institutions: 83 inmates at Joyceville Institution –

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Queen’s University off-campus cases continue to rise

Queen’s University has updated their COVID-19 dashboard to confirm that 15 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in their off-campus community since Monday, Dec. 15, 2020. “We certainly hope that these numbers go down,” said Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. Kingston Frontenac

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Dr. Moore’s advice for the upcoming holiday season

Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore released a new video this week, telling Kingston, Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) constituents they could be on course for a COVID-19 “disaster.” “We’re in a higher risk environment now,” he said on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. “Our case counts have never

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COVID-19 status update from KFL&A Public Health: ‘crucial week’ ahead

Dr. Kieran Moore said that the number of COVID-19 cases associated with last week’s outbreaks is starting to level off. Speaking to the press on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 Dr. Moore provided a status update for the Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health region. “Our numbers are coming

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Dr. Moore provides update on COVID-19 outbreaks, hospitalizations

Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore released a status update on several COVID-19 outbreaks in the community on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. “We name these not to lay blame or to shame anyone, but just to let people know the level of activity in the community,” Dr. Moore

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Update: More Kingston schools declare cases of COVID-19

Update (Friday, Dec. 11, 2020): On Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) announced two more cases of COVID-19 have been detected in local schools. Both cases were identified at KCVI, according to LDSB. “The students are isolating at home, and they are following directives from KFL&A

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Kingston & Napanee Metro employees test positive for COVID-19

Employees at two Metro grocery store locations in the Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health region have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week. On Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, an employee from the Metro Gardiners & Bath, at 460 Gardiners Road in Kingston, tested positive. According to

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Weekend sees sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in KFL&A Public Health area

COVID-19 cases rose sharply throughout the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health region over the weekend. Between Friday, Dec. 4 and Sunday Dec. 6, 2020, Public Health confirmed a total of 29 new infections in the area area, bringing the number of active local cases to an all-time

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Four COVID-19 cases identified at Queen’s in 24 hours

Queen’s University has identified two further cases of COVID-19 in the community. This is in addition to two previous cases, identified on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 and reported by the Kingstonist this morning. All four cases were identified as off-campus. They are the first cases identified by the university in

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