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Dr. Moore ‘very concerned’ about travel as KFL&A region goes Green

Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore has confirmed that local business owners have the right to ask individual clients where they’re from, and the right to refuse them service. “That is their right as a business, to control who enters their business,” he said during a press call

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New Variant of COVID-19 found in KFL&A Region

Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has confirmed its first case of a new, more transmissible variant of COVID-19. Known as B.1.1.7, the variant was first detected in the United Kingdom, and subsequently Ontario, in December 2020. In a move to quickly contain any further cases, Dr. Kieran

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Dr. Evans weighs in on COVID-19 genetic variant under investigation

A new genetic variant of COVID-19 surfacing in Britain made headlines earlier this week, with many outlets reporting that it could be 70 per cent more transmissible than the current predominant strain. With the United Kingdom heading into a lockdown and scientists sharing the preliminary facts, the Canadian government announced

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Dr. Moore updates City Council on healthcare capacity, COVID-19 vaccines and more

Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore addressed City Council on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 to provide an update on COVID-19 in the area. He said Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health is working with Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) to plan the distribution of the Moderna

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Province introduces new travel restrictions for health care employees

Health care workers at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) are now subject to out-of-province health care restrictions, the Kingstonist has learned.  The restrictions apply to all staff, physicians, residents, learners and volunteers, along with vendors and contractors. Christine Maloney, communications officer for KHSC, said this is in compliance with updated

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Opening of LaSalle Causeway to marine traffic delayed

This year, the LaSalle Causeway will not be opening for marine traffic as it would normally, according to Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC). The bridge is normally raised at set times each day to allow larger marine vessels to pass through. Due to the current restrictions being put in

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