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COVID-19 outbreak declared at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, an elementary school in Kingston’s north end. The outbreak was declared on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, and involves two student cases, according to data from both KFL&A Public Health, and the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School

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MOH addresses continued rise of COVID-19 cases in KFL&A

Residents in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) region began the week with the unwelcome news that over 100 cases of COVID-19 had been detected over the weekend. This blossom of cases, paired with the region’s first experience of over 300 active COVID-19 cases at the same time, came

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‘Go back to the basics’: KFL&A MOH implores community as COVID-19 cases reach all-time high

The message still remains true: the best way to control this outbreak is to go get immunized.” Dr. Piotr Oglaza With COVID-19 cases in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) reaching an unprecedented all-time high of 220 active cases, 16 hospitalizations and a total of seven deaths (since the pandemic

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KHSC, Public Health address COVID-19 testing wait times in KFL&A

Editorial note: In response to the high demand for COVID-19 testing in the KFL&A region, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has extended the hours at the Beechgrove Assessment Centre in Kingston. Please see bottom of the article for those details. As the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) region is

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Understanding COVID-19 rapid antigen tests: local experts share guidance

Compared to booking a COVID-19 test at a testing facility, attending the appointment, and then waiting for the results, the quick answers of a self-administered rapid test can seem to offer instant clarity. However, the accuracy of rapid test results has come into question recently. With COVID-19 infections on the

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‘We can do this,’ Oglaza says amid community spread, high case numbers

After Dr. Piotr Oglaza, Medical Officer of Health (MOH) for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, released the news that there had been community spread of COVID-19 in the region, he met virtually with members of the press for his regular COVID-19 update on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. His

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KFL&A COVID-19 update confirms high numbers, community spread, especially in unvaccinated, vulnerable populations

A surge of COVID-19 cases in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) region over the last week is concerning, showing that we are deep into the fourth wave of the pandemic. This was expected, said Dr. Piotr Oglaza, Medical Officer of Health at KFL&A Public Health, in his COVID-19 update to

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KFL&A has most new COVID-19 cases in Ontario, over 100 active cases

The Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) region began the week with some not-so encouraging news, as the number of COVID-19 cases in the area continues to grow. Update (Monday, Nov. 8, 2021)While the provincial government reported the KFL&A Region having the most new cases per 100,000 people (13.36) earlier

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Outbreaks, rising case counts, and Section 22 Orders: COVID-19 this week in KFL&A – Part 1

This article is Part 1 in a two-part series updating the local community on current COVID-19 conditions in the region, and specifics regarding particular outbreaks, incidents, or situations. Part 2 will be published on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. With the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) region reaching a total

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New MOH, Dr. Oglaza, shares vision for Public Health in KFL&A

New Medical Officer of Health (MOH) for Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, Dr. Piotr Oglaza, in his first press conference in the role, explained his approach and vision Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021.  “A big part that draws me to Public Health is that Public Health involves looking at

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Public Health urges vigilance as winter approaches

Dr. T. Hugh Guan, Associate Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health (KFL&APH) started his online press update with a big “thank you” today. Guan congratulated the community for its continued efforts, and reminded everyone to keep their guards up and continue to follow protocols.

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Queen’s University removes COVID-19 case tracker as website adapted

On Thursday, Jul. 8, 2021, Queen’s University announced their plans to move back to in-person classes and activities on campus through the announcement of a new website outlining the University’s “Reopening Framework.” Notably missing from the new website, which is designed to ease the return of in-person, on-campus activities, is

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