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Province extending stay-at-home orders, tightening restrictions

The current emergency declaration and stay-at-home orders will be extend by two weeks, for a total of six weeks under the restrictions, which will now continue into May 2021. The announcement was made by Premier Doug Ford at a delayed press conference on Friday, Apr. 16, 2021. No press release

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Dr. Moore provides COVID-19 update, vaccination forecast for KFL&A

After reaching an all-time high count of active COVID-19 cases earlier this week, Dr. Kieran Moore said those numbers are dropping, but we’ve still got a long way to go – which might include the month of May looking a lot like April has thus far. The Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox

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Public Health warns of increased risk for COVID-19 in KFL&A region

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has issued a notice of an increased risk for transmission of COVID-19 as the region has entered its highest COVID-19 case load to date. As of Monday, Apr. 12, 2021, KFL&A Public Health is monitoring 135 active cases of COVID-19, as well

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COVID-19 cases stretch Kingston ICU beyond capacity

A surge in COVID-19 cases being treated at Kingston Health Sciences Centre is stretching ICU capacity beyond its limits, prompting warnings of a looming crisis if COVID-19 transmission is not brought under control. The warnings are made more urgent as Dr. Kieran Moore, KFL&A Public Health’s Medical Officer of Health,

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Public Health declares COVID-19 outbreak in Kingston’s University District

On Thursday, Apr. 8, 2021, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak within Kingston’s University District associated with Queen’s University. The outbreak was declared among young adults aged 18 to 29 years of age, as they currently

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Positive COVID-19 case confirmed at Walmart Supercentre Kingston

Unable to contact all customers who may have been exposed, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has publicly confirmed a COVID-19 positive case at the Walmart Supercentre. Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for KFL&A Public Health, confirmed the case on Wednesday, Apr. 7, 2021 in a

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Dr. Moore cautions difficult month ahead as 60% of local COVID-19 cases involve variants of concern

With COVID-19 cases on the rise again in the region, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health is cautioning that the remainder of April 2021 may be difficult. Currently, 60 per cent of the COVID-19 cases reported in the region involve

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Kingston leads the way in COVID-19 vaccine doses per capita

As we enter the first week of the provincially-mandated lockdown, it appears that the KFL&A region has at least one thing to celebrate: the most number of administered vaccines per capita across Ontario. The data is according to the website covid19tracker.ca and is accurate as of Saturday, April 3, 2021.

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First COVID-19 vaccine dose completed for KFL&A retirement home residents

On Thursday, Mar. 25, 2021, KFL&A Public Health, along with community partners, completed administering first doses of COVID-19 vaccine to 653 residents at 12 retirement homes in KFL&A. “With over 50,000 vaccinations administered in the region, we are all proud to have helped to protect KFL&A’s most vulnerable adults from

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Ongwanada to host pop-up vaccine clinics for developmental disability clients in care

Pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be taking place at the Ongwanada Resource Centre auditorium over the coming weeks. Ongwanada, an organization where people with developmental disabilities and their families can find support, said the clinics will be for individuals with developmental disabilities living in congregate care settings. Those supported by

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Kingston business ‘Love Over COVID’ gets boost from Dr. Moore

Local entrepreneur Ken Foster has garnered attention since Dr. Kieran Moore wore one of his Love Over COVID t-shirts to his COVID-19 vaccination appointment yesterday. Foster, who said the tag line ‘Love is More Contagious than COVID’ came to him in the middle of the night about six months into

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