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‘Go back to the basics’: KFL&A MOH implores community as COVID-19 cases reach all-time high

The message still remains true: the best way to control this outbreak is to go get immunized.” Dr. Piotr Oglaza With COVID-19 cases in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) reaching an unprecedented all-time high of 220 active cases, 16 hospitalizations and a total of seven deaths (since the pandemic

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KHSC, Public Health address COVID-19 testing wait times in KFL&A

Editorial note: In response to the high demand for COVID-19 testing in the KFL&A region, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has extended the hours at the Beechgrove Assessment Centre in Kingston. Please see bottom of the article for those details. As the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) region is

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Ongwanada residence

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at one of the Ongwanada Resource Centre’s residential services here in Kingston. The outbreak was declared on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, however, the first case of COVID-19 was detected within the group home setting on Thursday, Nov.

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Truedell Public School

With three active cases of COVID-19 among students there, an outbreak has been declared at Truedell Public School, according to Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health. The outbreak was declared on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, four days after the first case of COVID-19 was detected among the student

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Kingston area parents express joy and frustration over booking vaccination for children aged five to 11

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health opened up online COVID-19 vaccination appointment bookings for those aged five to 11 today, leading to high volumes of visitors to the booking page and prompting two very different responses from local residents. Public Health announced on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, that

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KFL&A Public Health implements additional COVID-19 screening for schools

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health announced today that it is implementing additional screening requirements for those attending area schools, including students, staff, and visitors. “Our case and contact management data demonstrate that most of the cases were symptomatic in school and their symptoms were predominantly nasal congestion

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KHSC declares COVID-19 outbreak at KGH site

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at its Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site as of Monday, Nov. 22, 2021. According to KHSC, the outbreak is on the Kidd 3 Unit of KGH, which is generally used for cardiac care. Two positive cases of COVID-19 were detected

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Section 22 Order to remain in effect despite J.A.K.K. Tuesdays owner’s day in court

J.A.K.K. Tuesdays Sports Pub owner, Kelly Thompson Hale, made his second appearance in court Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. This time, Hale argued that a Section 22 Order for violation of the Reopening Ontario Act (ROA) made under the Health Protection and Promotion Act should be overturned. Justice Graeme Mew, of

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Amherstview

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School, located on Park Crescent in Amherstview. According to the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB), the first case of COVID-19 was detected on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, and is a student case. Today, Friday,

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at clinical service within KHSC

Update (Friday, Nov. 19, 2021 at 3:48 p.m.): According to Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), the outbreak at one of its clinical services is “within a team that crosses multiple sites.” “It is not a location specific outbreak,” KHSC said in an email. “We cannot share more specifics about the

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Understanding COVID-19 rapid antigen tests: local experts share guidance

Compared to booking a COVID-19 test at a testing facility, attending the appointment, and then waiting for the results, the quick answers of a self-administered rapid test can seem to offer instant clarity. However, the accuracy of rapid test results has come into question recently. With COVID-19 infections on the

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Update: Confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Kingston, Brockville YMCAs

The YMCA of Eastern Ontario has announced two confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 at each of its locations – one case at the Kingston location, and another at the Brockville location. Update (Friday, Nov. 19, 2021): Additional case confirmed at Kingston YMCA Following up on an email to all members

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