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COVID-19 protocols have nearly eradicated flu, other viruses

Covid protocols such as masking, social distancing, and increased hygiene have practically eliminated the other nasty viruses that normal bog down the Canadian healthcare system. This was according to Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, and soon to be Chief

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Province drops ‘runny nose’ COVID-19 test requirement for students

The Ontario government announced updated guidelines for screening children and students for COVID-19 on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. Notably, the requirement for students with runny noses to go home, and seek a negative COVID-19 test result before returning, has been removed. With runny noses a common affliction among children during

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KHSC releases updated COVID-19 testing guidelines, new centre opens Saturday

The Ontario government has tightened the criteria for people seeking COVID-19 tests, as long lineups at assessment centres have been observed across the province. As elementary, secondary and post-secondary schools have reopened, and fall weather sets in, the demand for COVID-19 tests has surged in many parts of Ontario. On

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Kingston joins citizen scientist initiative for lake water monitoring

A new, free app by Lake Ontario Waterkeeper is providing E. coli test results for Kingston swimming locations. Swim Guide, a free app and website to help people find beaches, now includes water quality results from two Kingston locations: Olympic Harbour Beach and Hospital Beach. It’s part of a larger

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