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KFL&A Public Health urges two weeks’ of Davies 5 unit attendees to get COVID-19 testing

After declaring a COVID-19 outbreak on the Davies 5 unit of Kingston General Hospital (KGH), Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has released information indicating that nearly two weeks’ worth of individuals who attended that unit should go get tested. In a press release issued on Friday, Jul.

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Vaccinations, variants, and an outbreak: A COVID-19 update for KFL&A

Update (Friday, Jul. 9, 2021): As of Friday, Jul. 9, 2021, one more secondary case has been detected as part of the current COVID-19 outbreak at the Davies 5 unit of KGH. This brings the total number of cases associated with that outbreak to 14 primary (seven staff members and

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Alpha variant confirmed in latest KGH outbreak

The Alpha variant has been confirmed as the source of the COVID-19 outbreak in the Davies 5 unit of Kingston General Hospital (KGH)—with 12 cases as of Wednesday, Jul. 7, 2021. “The Alpha variant, the one that used to be called the British variant or B.1.1.7, is behind all cases

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KGH COVID-19 outbreak cases continue to rise

A COVID-19 outbreak declared on the Davies 5 unit of Kingston General Hospital (KGH) has risen to at least 12 cases as of Wednesday, Jul. 7, 2021. Three new cases were detected on that date related to the outbreak, according to Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health. One

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Kingston General Hospital

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at its Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site involving five new cases of the virus. KHSC made the announcement just after 5 p.m. on Monday, Jul 5, 2021, noting that the outbreak is on the Davies 5 unit at KGH. Currently,

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Public Health encourages construction workers to be tested for COVID-19

The following is a message from KFL&A Public Health recommending construction workers get tested for COVID-19, even if asymptomatic. This comes after a significant COVID-19 outbreak at a Pomerleau construction site at the corner of Princess Street and Midland Avenue. Last week with a rise in cases (an outbreak) associated

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Celebrate Mom, but do so virtually, Dr. Moore urges

It’s not a new sentiment – Stay home, wash your hands, physically distance, wear a mask. But it’s one that bears repeating, as the downfall of voiding just one of those directives has been seen time and again, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and

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Update: Site closed – COVID-19 outbreak impacts Kingston construction site

Update (Monday, May 10, 2021) According to KFL&A Public Health, a total of 76 cases have now been linked to the COVID-19 outbreak at Kingston’s Cataraqui Heights construction site. Of those, 45are primary cases — cases amongst those who worked on the site — and 31 are secondary cases, or

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COVID-19 outbreak at Queen’s residences during move-out week

Update (Monday, Apr. 26, 2021 at 4:45 p.m.):According to Queen’s University, residence move-out processes are continuing in accordance with approved Public Health protocols. “Students proceeding with move-out to complete their isolation period at home are receiving additional information about applicable safely measures. Students unable to move-out as initially scheduled will

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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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Moore: All of April will be dangerous

For anyone who thinks the current stay-at-home order in place across the province is not as serious as the ones that have come before it, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health puts it all into perspective. “This is going to

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Update: Closure extended – City of Kingston temporarily closes Breakwater Park

Update (Monday, Apr. 19, 2021)Breakwater park will remain closed for another week, according to Mayor Bryan Paterson. Initially closed for 10 days on Friday, Apr. 9, 2021, in response to a COVID-19 outbreak in the University District and large gatherings that were taking place in the park. “Breakwater Park will

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