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KFL&A region celebrates a new vaccination milestone

The KFL&A region is celebrating a major milestone, as it has achieved a vaccination rate of more than 90 per cent for residents of long-term care and retirement homes within the district.  This comes after Public Health challenged staff and residents in long-term care homes with the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox

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Kingston’s Dr. Kieran Moore receives AstraZeneca vaccine

Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kieran Moore, is sporting a brand new vaccination sticker. According to a news release from Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health (KFL&A Public Health), the COVID-19 shot was administered at the Amherstview Drugs Pharmacy. Dr. Moore received the AstraZeneca vaccine. “I feel hopeful

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UPDATE: KFLA Public Health orders closure of Land O’Lakes Public School

Update (Wednesday, Mar. 24, 2021): Land O’Lakes Public School will remain closed until Tuesday, Apr. 6, 2021 and students will continue with remote learning until Thursday, Apr. 1, 2021, however, according to a release from Limestone District School Board (LDSB), KFL&A Public Health has released some individuals from isolation. Students in

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VOC being investigated at Winston Churchill Public School, several other LDSB classes cleared

A student case of COVID-19 at Winston Churchill Public School is being investigated as a Variant of Concern (VOC), meaning that this strain of virus could spread more easily. This student’s class cohort will continue to isolate as the investigation continues, according to the Limestone District School Board (LDSB). The

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Public Health issues order to address St. Patrick’s Day celebrations

The Chief Medical Officer of Health at KFL&A Public Health, Dr. Kieran Moore, has issued a Class Order of Section 22 of the Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act to proactively protect our community, keep our schools and economy safe and open, and prevent an impact on our emergency medical services

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A message from KFL&A Public Health regarding COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The following is a message to Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) residents from KFL&A Public Health regarding the local rollout of COVID-19 vaccines: As KFL&A Public Health continues efforts to make the COVID-19 vaccine available to people who the province has identified as our first priority groups for vaccination,

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Third COVID-19 variant of concern case detected in KFL&A

A third COVID-19 variant of concern (VOC) was reported in our region on Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021, by Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health. According to Public Health the case is isolating, and has been since their initial COVID-19 positive test. At a media briefing earlier this week,

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Public Health announces INVISTA Centre as Kingston’s mass vaccination site

Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington Public Health has confirmed the INVISTA Centre’s MNP Rink as a venue for mass COVID-19 immunization clinics when adequate vaccine supply arrives in the region. “The INVISTA Centre has been an integral part of keeping Kingston and area residents healthy and connected for over 10

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Teachers’ unions oppose March break delay

The Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO), the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) released a statement Thursday afternoon condeming the Ontario government’s March break plans. All four unions say they strongly oppose

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KFLA Board of Health endorses paid sick days for all Ontario workers

The Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Board of Health will be sending a letter to the provincial government urging them to guarantee paid sick days for all Ontario workers. The motion passed at their monthly Board meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2021. The motion calls on the provincial government

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New Variant of COVID-19 found in KFL&A Region

Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has confirmed its first case of a new, more transmissible variant of COVID-19. Known as B.1.1.7, the variant was first detected in the United Kingdom, and subsequently Ontario, in December 2020. In a move to quickly contain any further cases, Dr. Kieran

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