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Public Health issues order for home and community care organizations

Update (Monday, Dec. 14, 2020): Today, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health issued a clarification regarding the Class Order for all owners and operators providing Community and Home Care Services. This order covers organizations that provide services in client homes and are under contract to provide services to

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Trick-or-treating gets go ahead from KFL&A Public Health

Thanks to the continued diligence of our community, KFL&A has returned to a green status level of COVID-19 cases. This has prompted Public Health to release a statement regarding trick-or-treating in the region this Halloween. The green community status level indicates that active positive cases are rare, no active outbreaks,

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Kingston Police plan for busy weekend despite virtual Homecoming

This weekend marks the first ever virtual Homecoming for Queen’s University. Even though alumni will not be gathering in Kingston for this annual celebration, Kingston Police, Dr. Kieran Moore, and Queen’s Principal Patrick Dean have all released expectations for gatherings and community behaviour through this historically busy weekend. This year

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Public Health asks residents to ‘give thanks, not COVID-19’ this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving will be celebrated this weekend, and KFL&A Public Health are urging residents to practice physical distancing with those outside their own households to continue to keep local case numbers low. Today, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, KFL&A Public Health released a COVID-19 transmission model that estimates the potential impact Thanksgiving

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KFL&A Public Health urges residents to get their influenza immunization

The time to get influenza vaccines is now, before the influenza season starts, according to KFL&A Public Health. The sooner that a person is immunized against influenza, the sooner they are protected from this contagious and potentially dangerous illness, according to a release dated Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020.  It is also

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Dr. Moore updates Self-Isolation requirements as second wave looms

On Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health’s Medical Officer of Health made important amendments to the Class Order under Section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act. Effective immediately, the amendments revise and clarify self-isolation requirements and the legal obligations of those who

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Kingston Mayor issues new Emergency Order to address COVID-19 risks

Kingston Mayor Bryan Paterson has issued a new Emergency Order which will require residents to maintain physical distancing on sidewalks, streets and boulevards, and expands on an existing Order requiring the use of face masks in certain public and common areas. The new Order aims to discourage congregating and loitering

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Medical officer of health ‘not happy’ with number of young people gathering in Kingston

Dr. Keiran Moore is asking young adults to stay vigilant and consider their behaviour in order to protect themselves and the community during this pandemic. As Ontario eases restrictions and reopens the province, the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise, especially amongst adults in the 20 to 29 year

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Public Health steps up enforcement actions

A retirement home and a fourth nail salon have been penalized as KFL&A Public Health has stepped up its promised enforcement actions over the past week. Last week, Dr Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington stated that after a period of transition and education,

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Amherst Island ferry dock construction employee tests positive for COVID-19

Loyalist Township has confirmed that on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, they were notified that an individual working for the contractor responsible for the construction of the Amherst Island Ferry Dock tested positive for COVID-19. Other employees and others in the immediate work area have also been tested, with results pending.

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