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COVID-19 data reporting, current outbreaks, Homecoming, and flu shots: Dr. Guan’s final update to the KFL&A community

Dr. Hugh Guan, Acting Medical Officer of Health (MOH) for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, provided his final regular COVID-19 update to the local media on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. “This will be my last COVID-19 update in the acting MOH role, I believe. Next week, Dr.

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Positive case of COVID-19 confirmed at Maple Country Home & Farm

Dr. Hugh Guan, Acting Medical Officer of Health at KFL&A Public Health confirmed a COVID-19 positive case at Maple Country Home & Farm Ltd. at 3851 Davidson Side Road, Inverary. “KFL&A Public Health recommends that individuals who attended Maple Country Home & Farm on Monday, October 4, 2021, through to Saturday, October 10,

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What’s open and closed in Kingston for Thanksgiving 2021

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Ah, Thanksgiving! It’s a time when the leaves on the trees reflect the colours of a brilliant campfire, family and friends gather, safely, of course, to eat all of their favourite holiday foods, and someone ends up fighting with someone else about football or politics. Thanksgiving tends

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Dr. Guan: proof of vaccination required for officials of indoor organized sports

Dr. Hugh Guan, Acting Medical Officer of Health at KFL&A Public Health issued a Letter of Instruction on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, stating that volunteers, coaches, and officials participating or associated with indoor organized sports and recreation activities will require proof of vaccination. The letter is pursuant to Section 2

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Six cases of COVID-19 identified in LDSB this week, affected schools remain open

Six cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) this week. One case at Rideau Public School has one class cohort and one bus cohort isolating, but the affected schools remain open, according to a release from the school board. Case breakdown: One student at

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Vaccine efficacy and third dose protocols top Board of Health agenda

The Board of Health for Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington Public Health (KFL&APH) held their regular meeting Wednesday, Sep. 22, 2021, which took place online and in person. Amanda Posadowski, KFL&APH Program Manager for Vaccine-Preventable Disease, reported on the current state of COVID-19 in the area with a review of

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Cohorts dismissed due to positive COVID-19 case at Loughborough Public School

A student at Loughborough Public School has tested positive for COVID-19, and one class cohort and one bus cohort have been dismissed early, according to a release from the Limestone District School Board (LDSB). The school remains open at this time and all affected members of the school community have

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Positive COVID-19 case moves Ernestown Secondary School to virtual learning

A staff member at Ernestown Secondary School has tested positive for COVID-19, and the school will transition to virtual learning for the remainder of the week. “Two classroom cohorts and several staff are considered ‘close contacts’ because of this exposure and there is a chance they could develop COVID-19,” Limestone District

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LCVI student tests positive for COVID-19

A student at Loyalist Collegiate & Vocational Institute (LCVI) has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Limestone District School Board (LDSB). The Board announced that the case had been detected, and that Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has been notified of the case, on Wednesday, Sept.

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Positive case of COVID-19 confirmed at The Grizzly Grill

Dr. Hugh Guan, Acting Medical Officer of Health at KFL&A Public Health, confirmed a COVID-19 positive case at The Grizzly Grill Bar and Restaurant at 395 Princess Street, in downtown Kingston.  “KFL&A Public Health recommends that individuals who attended The Grizzly Grill Bar and Restaurant on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, between 10:25

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Cohort dismissed at Frontenac Secondary School due to positive COVID-19 case

KFL&A Public Health has been notified that one student at Frontenac Secondary School (FSS) has tested positive for COVID-19. According to a release from the Limestone District School Board (LDSB), the student is isolating at home, and is following directives from KFL&A Public Health. The affected cohort from FSS was

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KFL&A Public Health report increase in COVID-19 cases in University District

Dr. Hugh Guan, Acting Medical Officer of Health at KFL&A Public Health has confirmed an increase in positive COVID-19 cases in young adults in the downtown core.  Young adults, aged 18-29, make up more than half of the most recent COVID-19 cases in the KFL&A area. Eighteen of the 33

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