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Kingston male arrested after altercation regarding wearing a mask

A man is charged with assault and harassment after threatening a downtown store employee. The altercation began with a polite request from the employee for the accused to put on his mask while in the convenience store, according to a police report, dated Friday Dec. 12, 2020. At approximately 8:45

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COVID-19 Assessment Centre opens on Queen’s University Campus

A new satellite COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Queen’s University is opening this week as part of the University’s ongoing efforts to prevent a COVID-19 outbreak in Kingston. The Assessment Centre is located adjacent to Student Wellness Services in Mitchell Hall. Operated by Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), the facility has

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ETFO President says teachers nervous about school reopening

The President of the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) local branch says teachers are apprehensive heading into the school year during a pandemic. She also called Premier Doug Ford’s message to teachers unions yesterday ’insulting.’ “It’s time for teachers to step up,” Ford told the media on Thursday, Aug.

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ALCDSB extends mandatory mask requirements to include grades K-3

The Board of Trustees for the Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) approved two motions at a special meeting, held Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. The motions were released in a statement dated Friday, Aug. 28, 2020: Whereas unity with coterminous boards has been a guiding principle for the ALCDSB

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LDSB to require masks for all students, grades K-12

The Limestone District School Board (LDSB) has passed a unanimous motion to require face masks for all students, from kindergarten to grade 12. This is an additional measure beyond the provincial masking requirement for students in grades four and up. Brought forward by Trustee Garrett Elliott, the motion passed at

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When and how businesses should enforce Kingston’s mask order

Mayor Bryan Paterson has asked Kingstonians not to police one another on the City’s universal masking policy. “Public health officials have been clear that anybody who has breathing difficulties or a related medical condition does not need to wear a mask,” the Mayor said in a public YouTube address on

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The Who, How, and Where of mask usage in Kingston

In a series of YouTube videos, Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington has answered some frequently asked questions about the mandatory mask mandate set in place by Section 22.  Here is what he highlighted in the videos:  Who is exempted from wearing a mask

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