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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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KFL&A Public Health joins regional taskforce as COVID-19 vaccine hits Ontario

The first shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Ontario on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, with 6,000 doses delivered to Toronto and Ottawa. According to the provincial government, it will still be a several months before vaccinations begin in Kingston. “We have been notified that the highest priority areas are

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KFL&A Public Health asking province to ease tour boat capacity limits

Kingston & the Islands Boatlines Ltd (KIBL) also known as Kingston Destination Group, has requested the support of Kingston Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health in an appeal to the Provincial government. They’re asking Ontario to loosen the COVID-19 capacity restrictions on their fleet of tour boats. Speaking at

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H’art Centre opting for phased-in approach to reopening

Like many services, businesses, and charities, H’art Centre in downtown Kingston has faced a number of challenges and changes during the COVID-19 pandemic – and according to those with the organization, their staff met those challenges and changes head on. The not-for-profit community arts hub, which provides artists with disabilities

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Masking, other measures to be ‘community standard’ for coming year

As the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health region moves into Stage Three of the Provincial Framework for Reopening, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for the region, offered up some information and advice for local residents. Moore hosted a press conference online on Friday, Jul. 17,

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South Frontenac issues gradual reopening plan

The Township of South Frontenac released a statement today, Friday, Jul. 17, 2020, keeping residents up to date on the gradual reopening of municipal services as the region moves into Stage 3 of the Province’s reopening plan. Earlier this week, the Province announced that the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington

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Local YMCA readies to reopen in September

Over the next month and a half, residents can expect to see a flurry of activity at 100 Wright Crescent, as staff at the local YMCA work to reopen the facility. The staff at the YMCA of Eastern Ontario are readying to open the facility on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020,

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Infectious disease doctor offers advice as Kingston moves into Stage 3

Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) is moving into Stage three of the Provincial Framework for Reopening on Friday, Jul. 17, 2020, giving Kingstonians more choices about where to go and how to behave during the COVID-19 pandemic. The City confirmed Wednesday, Jul. 15 that parents will be able to

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KFL&A region to move into Stage 3 of reopening

The Ontario Provincial Government has released a list of the businesses and activities that can resume operation as part of Stage 3 of the provincial reopening. The Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington(KFL&A) Public Health unit is among the regions in Ontario allowed to move into Stage 3 this Friday, Jul.

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City of Kingston clarifies regulations on live music during pandemic

It’s no secret that live music plays a huge role in the Kingston community, so it isn’t surprising that the confusion surrounding the regulations on live music has become an issue for many. Last month, Kingstonist reported that live music is not allowed on patios in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox

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Hall Monitor: Re-opening and re-location

Kingston City Council added a meeting to their calendar, sitting for meeting number 20-2020 (agenda) on Tuesday, Jun. 23, 2020 in its electronic format. Called a “special” meeting only because it falls outside of regular scheduling, council only received updates for the Stage 2 reopening plan and an update surrounding

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Live music not allowed on patios in KFL&A

After confusion – and upset from local musicians and local music fans – Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has reiterated that live music is not allowed during Stage 2 of the Provincial Framework for Reopening. When it was initially announced that the KFL&A region, along with the

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