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Letter: Thank you to LDSB for consistent masking approach

The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. Director Burra and Trustees, I wanted to take a few moments to thank all Trustees, student Trustees, Director Burra and Senior Staff at Limestone District School Board (LDSB) for

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Low COVID-19 prevalence key for back-to-school safety, docs say

Three local doctors are offering COVID-19 safety advice to families as school reopening approaches. In a 25-minute YouTube video from Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore, Dr. Michael Dernyck and Dr. Kirk Leifso answer parents’ questions on coronavirus prevention in

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When and how businesses should enforce Kingston’s mask order

Mayor Bryan Paterson has asked Kingstonians not to police one another on the City’s universal masking policy. “Public health officials have been clear that anybody who has breathing difficulties or a related medical condition does not need to wear a mask,” the Mayor said in a public YouTube address on

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‘Governance by decree’ creating COVID-19 confusion, prof says

When Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington Public Health announced a universal masking policy on Friday, Jun. 26, 2020, Kingston’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore said complaints quickly began to roll in. “We’ve had ten emails so far this morning,” Dr. Moore told a press conference on the

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Nail salon outbreak has peaked, says Public Health

Kingston’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kieran Moore, says Kingston’s recent outbreak of COVID-19 peaked on Thursday, Jun. 25, 2020 and is coming down the epidemic curve. “This is good news for our community,” he said. “It is not propagating, we caught it in time.” Kingston Frontenac Lennox &

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KHSC doctor clarifies hospital masking policy

A doctor from Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has stepped forward to explain the hospital’s universal masking policy for patients, visitors and most hospital staff, announced last Friday, Jun. 12, 2020. Dr. Gerald Evans, the medical director for infection prevention and control at KHSC, said hospital staff have heard many

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