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Dr. Moore ‘very concerned’ about travel as KFL&A region goes Green

Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore has confirmed that local business owners have the right to ask individual clients where they’re from, and the right to refuse them service. “That is their right as a business, to control who enters their business,” he said during a press call

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Kingston moving back to ‘Green-Prevent’ Public Health measures Wednesday

The Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health region is one of three in Ontario that will be released from the provincial Stay-at-Home order this week. Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced Monday, Feb. 8, 2021 that the government is moving back to a regional approach for COVID-19 Public Health

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Dr. Moore on school reopening: ‘We’re ready’

Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore said he is confident that students and schools in the region are in a good position to safely resume in-class learning on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. “We [continue] to have one of the lowest rates of illness in the province,” Dr. Moore

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Local COVID-19 update from KFL&A Public Health

The number of confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health region has held steady around 45 for the past seven days, while testing levels remained strong through the holidays. This is down from a record high of 112 confirmed active cases on

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Kingston to move into Orange Level of COVID-19 restrictions

The Provincial government has announced that the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health region will move into the Orange-Restrict level of COVID-19 safety measures on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore said he was still waiting to hear more from the provincial

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Queen’s University off-campus cases continue to rise

Queen’s University has updated their COVID-19 dashboard to confirm that 15 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in their off-campus community since Monday, Dec. 15, 2020. “We certainly hope that these numbers go down,” said Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. Kingston Frontenac

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KCHC partners with Spectra Plasmonics for street ‘drug-checking’ pilot project

Kingston City Council has approved a contribution of $269,000 to a new drug-checking pilot project from Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC) The pilot project will see KCHC partner with local technology firm Spectra Plasmonics over 15 months, and submit a final report to Health Canada on their findings. The City

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Dr. Moore: KFL&A region may still avoid Orange Community Status

Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore says that the Kingston Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health region is approaching, but still able to avoid, the Orange level of provincially mandated public health restrictions. “Our rate of illness is around 20 per 100,000 per week,” he said, describing

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An open letter to Dr. Kieran Moore

The following is a submitted open letter. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health, Kingston-Frontenac-Lennox-Addington, The Kingston Faith and Justice Coalition want to add our thanks to that of Kingston City Council for your Tuesday, Dec. 1,

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‘Freedom March’ draws crowd to Kingston City Hall

Approximately 40 people gathered outside Kingston City Hall on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, for a demonstration against COVID-19 lockdown measures. Described by organizers as a “Freedom March,” the event featured speakers from the non-profit organization Stand Up Canada. “These COVID measures are violating our rights,” said Stand Up Canada spokesperson

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KFL&A Public Health: how one COVID-19 case infected up to 20 people this week

The Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health Unit has released a video detailing how a single case of COVID-19 was transmitted to up to 20 local individuals over the course of the past week. “You can see now how from one individual…that there’s a cascade,” said Kingston’s Medical

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Dr Moore addresses community as active COVID-19 cases rise

Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore is asking the public to be aware as the number of COVID-19 cases trends upwards in the community. Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health reported four new cases of COVID-19 today, including a second case in a Queen’s University residence.

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