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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Providence Care Transitional Care Centre

The day after putting its Transitional Care Centre on a COVID-19 watch, Providence Care has officially declared an outbreak at the facility. According to Providence Care, the number of cases at the Transitional Care Centre grew from one case yesterday, to five cases among patients and one staff member case

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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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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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