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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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Dr. Moore: KFL&A region may still avoid Orange Community Status

Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore says that the Kingston Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health region is approaching, but still able to avoid, the Orange level of provincially mandated public health restrictions. “Our rate of illness is around 20 per 100,000 per week,” he said, describing

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Public Health nurse shares details of work on COVID-19 cases

Since the start of the pandemic, Public Health nurse Heather Dickson has spoken to hundreds of people that either have, or know someone with, COVID-19. She is one of Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health’s team of contact tracers. Making daily calls to active COVID-19 cases in self-isolation,

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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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Low COVID-19 prevalence key for back-to-school safety, docs say

Three local doctors are offering COVID-19 safety advice to families as school reopening approaches. In a 25-minute YouTube video from Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore, Dr. Michael Dernyck and Dr. Kirk Leifso answer parents’ questions on coronavirus prevention in

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