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Recent KFL&A COVID-19 cases and deaths connected to KGH outbreak

All current known active cases of COVID-19 in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) region are connected to the outbreak within Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC). According to Dr. Hugh Guan, Associate Medical Officer of Health for KFL&A Public Health, all nine of the current COVID-19 cases locally can

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Letter: My volunteer experience at a KFL&A COVID-19 assessment centre

Editorial note: The following is a letter to the editor from a reader expressing her personal experiences through the COVID-19 pandemic. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. In April 2020, I began by delivering meals for VON. I also accepted a position as

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COVID-19 risk has ‘never been so high’ in region after construction site outbreak

Approximately two-thirds of recent COVID-19 cases reported in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) region are connected to the recent outbreak at the Cataraqui Heights construction site, according to the local Public Health Unit. Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for KFL&A Public Health explained the impact of

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Witness: New Queen’s residence construction site not COVID-19 safe

A neighbour says he has witnessed construction workers onsite of the new Queen’s University residence on Albert Street not complying with COVID-19 safety protocol. A community member and nearby neighbour to the construction site says he has witnessed workers not wearing masks while performing tasks that require them to be

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Update on COVID-19 vaccine supply and roll-out for KFL&A

After expecting to get an update on COVID-19 vaccine supply for KFL&A late last week, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for KFL&A Public Health, was more than pleased to announce over 30,000 doses are expected through the month of May. “I can say that KFL&A will receive additional

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Dr. Moore provides COVID-19 update, vaccination forecast for KFL&A

After reaching an all-time high count of active COVID-19 cases earlier this week, Dr. Kieran Moore said those numbers are dropping, but we’ve still got a long way to go – which might include the month of May looking a lot like April has thus far. The Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox

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Update: Closure extended – City of Kingston temporarily closes Breakwater Park

Update (Monday, Apr. 19, 2021)Breakwater park will remain closed for another week, according to Mayor Bryan Paterson. Initially closed for 10 days on Friday, Apr. 9, 2021, in response to a COVID-19 outbreak in the University District and large gatherings that were taking place in the park. “Breakwater Park will

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Update: COVID-19 outbreak at John M. Parrott Centre

Update (Monday, Mar. 29, 2021) No new COVID-19 cases detected at John M. Parrott Centre during outbreak Zero new cases of COVID-19 have been detected among staff, residents, or families connected to the John M. Parrott Centre since the facility declared an outbreak, according to the County of Lennox and

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LDSB Virtual School staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Another member of the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) community has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the board. LDSB issued a press release on Wednesday, Mar. 17, 2021 indicating that a staff member in the board’s Elementary Virtual School had tested positive for COVID-19 the same day. “The individual

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KFL&A COVID-19 update: Outbreaks, precautionary measures, and St. Patrick’s Day on the horizon

Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, spoke with members of the media on Friday, Mar. 12, 2021 to provide an update on a few situations currently unfolding in the region with respect to COVID-19. Which of the current COVID-19 situations

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