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Public Health Board shares COVID-19 test lineup concerns

Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health’s board is bringing their concerns about long lines at Kingston’s COVID-19 assessment centre to the province. The board devised to draft a letter to Public Health Ontario and Ontario Health during their meeting on Wednesday, Sep. 23, 2020, focused on supporting the

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Local students have high immunization rates compared to provincial average

The Public Health Ontario’s Immunization Coverage Report for School Pupils found that, for the 2018 to 2019 school year, students in the KFL&A area exceeded provincial averages for immunizations across the province. According to a release from KFL&A Public Health, dated Wednesday, Sep. 2, 2020, over ninety-five (95.4) percent of

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Public Health wants more influenza vaccine, assessment centre expansion come fall

Kingston’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kieran Moore, said he is waiting to find out whether Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) will receive critical additional doses of influenza vaccine this fall. “We have not heard whether the government has purchased any additional influenza vaccine for this coming respiratory

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Local boards respond to schools remaining closed through June 2020

On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, the provincial government announced that schools in the province will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Premier Doug Ford and Minister Stephen Leccee, Minister of Education, made the announcement at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, and cited the safety of children as

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Face masks and COVID-19: What you need to know

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, people all around the world have been using face masks, but what do we know about the different types of face masks and what they are useful for? Who should be using which kind? Should we order face masks online? In an attempt

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