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KFL&A Public Health provides Community COVID-19 Update

Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kieran Moore, provided a COVID-19 community update for members of the press Thursday afternoon, to share the latest details of the region’s pandemic response. Current caseload There were no new cases to report on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, with one person recovered and a

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Ontario announces local long-term care home investment of $1.8 million

Daryl Kramp, MPP for Hastings-Lennox and Addington announced Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 that the Ontario Government is investing $1,809,500 to increase COVID-19 prevention and containment efforts in long-term care (LTC) homes, in both his, and the adjacent riding of Kingston and the Islands. “We are all well aware of the

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Dr. Moore responds as Kingston reaches highest COVID-19 levels yet

Dr. Moore is calling the outbreak of COVID-19 at Gananoque Chev Buick GMC Cadillac a “superspreader event,” as the number of cases linked to that location rises to 37. “We’ve had 12 direct cases associated with that, plus seven of their contacts. So 19 positive individuals from there,” he explained

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Fairmount Home staff member tests positive for COVID-19

On Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, the County of Frontenac learned that a staff member at Fairmount Home has tested positive for COVID-19. According to Frontenac County, that staff member is self-isolating and “receiving any necessary treatment.” Both staff and residents at Fairmount Home for any symptoms of COVID-19, the County

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Opinion: Rebuild of Extendicare Kingston can be part of Ontario solution to modernize long-term care

The following is a submitted Op/Ed article. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. As Ontario confronts a second wave of COVID-19, Extendicare Kingston is well prepared to meet the difficult challenges that undoubtedly lie ahead. All of us who consider seniors care a

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Letter: Transformative culture change in long-term care homes – What is it and what does it look like?

The following is a letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed in this letter do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. The Independent Long-term Care (LTC) COVID-19 Commission has now been established. Terms of Reference have been posted. What can we hope for? The easiest solution for the

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Arthur: Nothing less than transparency and accountability in long-term care

The following is a submitted Op/Ed piece. The views and opinions expressed in this letter do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. On June 2nd, I stood up in the Legislature and asked the Minister of Long-Term Care Merrilee Fullerton if she would commit to a judicial inquiry into the

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Letter: Culture change in long-term care – An opportunity

The following is a letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed in this letter do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. The tragic loss of life in long term care homes due to COVID-19 has exposed many of the problems that have plagued Ontario’s Long-Term Care Home system for

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