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CSC to begin vaccinating high-risk inmates Friday

Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) announced on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 that it will begin vaccinating older, medically vulnerable federal inmates against COVID-19 this week. According to CSC, this is the first phase of their vaccine rollout, as recommended by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). CSC plans to

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Dr. Moore to students: Consider testing before return to school

Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health (MOH) Dr. Kieran Moore is asking certain students to consider testing for COVID-19 before returning to their in-person classes this month. “Our goal is to have a safe reopening both for staff and students…and for parents and families,” Dr. Moore said on Wednesday, Jan. 6,

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Ontario, KFL&A Public Health region, go into lockdown on Boxing Day

The Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health region will join the rest of Southern Ontario on Boxing Day in a 28-day COVID-19 lockdown. “This difficult action is without a doubt necessary to save lives and prevent our hospitals from becoming overwhelmed in the coming weeks,” said Ontario Premier

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South Frontenac takes responsibility for On-Site Sewage System Services

Earlier this year, Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington Public Health (KFL&A) announced that they would no longer be providing On-Site Sewage Systems Services (Part 8 of the Ontario Building Code) to the Municipalities in Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Counties as of the end of 2020, according to a release

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Surge in testing identifies no new cases in food service workers

Last week a rise in COVID-19 cases associated with food service workers, such as McDonald’s and Tim Hortons, prompted KFL&A Public Health to issue a memo to food premises operators recommending staff get tested. As a result of this surveillance initiative, visits to the KFL&A area COVID-19 assessment centres increased

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Extendicare Kingston

KFL&A Public Health announced an outbreak at Extendicare Kingston on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Extendicare Kingston released a statement on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, stating they are working closely with public health to contain spread of COVID-19 at their facility. “At this time, we have received a positive test result

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Public Health gives further guidance on food industry COVID-19 testing

Following its memo distributed on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2020 to food premises operators requesting that all KFL&A restaurant workers be tested for COVID-19, KFL&A Public Health today provided further information and guidance to food premises operators and associated businesses. In addition to the previous dates and times set aside for

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Outbreak declared at Kingston elementary school

Update (Friday, Nov. 13, 2020): On Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board announced that KFL&A Public Health had identified two new cases of COVID-19 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Elementary School. There are now six active cases of the virus within the faculty

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Positive COVID-19 case reported at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School

KFL&A Public Health has notified the Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) that one individual at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School has tested positive for COVID-19. Families with students at the school received an email message confirming the positive case on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. “We recognize that

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Limited supply of radon test kits available online this year

Homeowners in the Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) area are encouraged to test their homes for radon. According to KFL&A Public Health, a high percentage of homes in the area are affected with high radon levels. From Sunday, Nov. 1 to Monday, Nov. 30, KFL&A Public Health will

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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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