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Napanee business owner publicly explains conflict with vaccine mandate

A Napanee business owner who posted what he considered a well-intentioned video to Facebook about why he wouldn’t turn away unvaccinated people has had a change of mind due to pressure from his landlord and KFL&A Public Health. Jay Bradley, President of Disco Ball Events Rollerskating, initially posted the video

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Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for all KHSC visitors

All individuals visiting inpatients at Kingston General Hospital or Hotel Dieu Hospital will soon be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Kingston Health Science Centre (KHSC) said this new policy is part of their continued effort to protect patients, families and staff, and that the policy will go

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Over 130 KHSC staff on unpaid leave after refusing to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccine

Earlier this month, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) announced that everyone who works, learns and volunteers at any KHSC location will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Unvaccinated individuals had until Wednesday. Sept. 22, 2021, to provide proof of a first dose of the vaccine, or a documented medical

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City requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter recreational facilities

Starting Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, individuals 12 and older will need to show proof they are fully COVID-19 vaccinated to enter City of Kingston recreational facilities and the Kingston Grand Theatre unless an exemption applies. According to a release from the City, dated Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, COVID-19 proof of vaccination checks will be performed in conjunction

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Seniors Association requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination for members, visitors

The Seniors Association has announced that, effective Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, all members and visitors entering The Seniors Centre at 56 Francis Street must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and be able to provide proof of vaccination. Unvaccinated individuals who do not have a medical exemption will not be allowed

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LDSB ‘well positioned’ to open schools safely

As a community, we must do our utmost to ensure our schools remain safe and open.” — Krisha Burra, LDSB Director of Education *CORRECTION: This article states that “Patty Gollogly, Associate Superintendent of Education, said KFL&A Public Health reported 76 per cent of eligible students have had the first dose

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ALCDSB releases Return to Learning plan for 2021-2022 school year

On Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, David DeSantis, Director of Education for the Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) shared a welcome back letter, including a return to school update, with families in the school board. The five-page letter details the board’s compliance with Public Health protocols and guidelines, and

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Province announces mandatory vaccination policies, third doses for vulnerable populations

High-risk settings will need to enforce mandatory vaccination policies, and third doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be made available for those at the highest risk due to the virus, according to the Province of Ontario. The announcement, made by Kingston’s own Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health for

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KHSC healthcare workers less than 75 per cent compliant with COVID-19 immunization policy

In late July, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), the governing body overseeing two of the largest hospitals in Kingston, announced plans for instituting a “COVID-19 immunization policy.” Those plans allowed healthcare workers at KHSC hospitals and sites to opt for one of three options by no later than Friday, Jul.

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