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Queen’s: Disciplinary action occurring, details will not be released

Since post-secondary students arrived in Kingston to attend their studies, large gatherings and street parties have occurred regularly, resulting in the closure of a popular public waterfront beach, and placing strain on local emergency services – the latter of which led to a new City emergency order and therefore increased

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Dr. Guan: Covid’s fourth wave has begun, get the vaccine

The fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has begun in the region and vaccination is the best protection you can have — These were two of the main takeaways from a press call with Dr. T. Hugh Guan, Associate Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A)

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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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Recent KFL&A COVID-19 cases and deaths connected to KGH outbreak

All current known active cases of COVID-19 in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) region are connected to the outbreak within Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC). According to Dr. Hugh Guan, Associate Medical Officer of Health for KFL&A Public Health, all nine of the current COVID-19 cases locally can

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Queen’s University removes COVID-19 case tracker as website adapted

On Thursday, Jul. 8, 2021, Queen’s University announced their plans to move back to in-person classes and activities on campus through the announcement of a new website outlining the University’s “Reopening Framework.” Notably missing from the new website, which is designed to ease the return of in-person, on-campus activities, is

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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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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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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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Local COVID-19 stats will include out-of-town students

The Kingstonist has confirmed that post-secondary students studying in Kingston who test positive for COVID-19 will be included in local infection statistics. “If their permanent address is elsewhere, but they reside within the KFL&A area for the majority of the school year, we would count them within our case numbers,”

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Some COVID-19 reporting ‘so wrong it’s ridiculous,’ says local expert

Dr. Gerald Evans, Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), says he is keeping a close eye on the abundance of misinformation and bad science circulating during the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Before COVID-19, we were having a real problem with information in general. Good, solid,

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KFL&A Public Health launches new test clinic amid gonorrhea outbreak

So far in 2020, there have been more cases of gonorrhea reported to Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health than were reported in all of 2019. According to the local Public Health unit, the rate of gonorrhea cases has been steadily increasing over the past five years. This

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