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Queen’s community remains COVID-19 hotspot

The number of cases of COVID-19 in the Queen’s community has tripled in a week, according to the Case Tracker on the Queen’s University website. The university rounded out the week yesterday at 60 cases, 34 of which were identified over the weekend. Yesterday, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of

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Queen’s encouraging asymptomatic testing after upswing in cases

Queen’s University students who have been in close contact with someone outside their household without wearing a face covering or physical distancing are strongly encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 during the next two weeks. In a release, dated Monday, Mar. 15, 2021, the University reminds students that in the

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UPDATE: St. John XXIII Catholic School closed due to variant of concern investigation

Update (2:30 p.m., Monday, Mar. 15, 2021): At a press event on Monday, Mar. 15, 2021, Dr. Kieran Moore confirmed that the student has tested positive for a variant of concern. Original Article: St. John XXIII Catholic School is closed after a case of COVID-19 was identified at the school.

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UPDATE: Seven classes in LDSB dismissed due to VOC

Update (Friday, Mars 12, 2021): Limestone District School Board (LDSB) released a further statement on Friday, Mar. 12, 2021, stating that KFL&A Public Health has determined that there is no further risk to cohorts dismissed on March 11, 2021 from Marysville PS, Vanier or Polson Park PS. “These cohorts are

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Fourth variant of concern case confirmed in KFL&A

A fourth case of a COVID-19 variant of concern (VOC) was reported in our region on Monday, Mar. 1, 2021, by Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, and Public Health says this transmission was through close contact.

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Third COVID-19 variant of concern case detected in KFL&A

A third COVID-19 variant of concern (VOC) was reported in our region on Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021, by Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health. According to Public Health the case is isolating, and has been since their initial COVID-19 positive test. At a media briefing earlier this week,

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Dr. Moore provides update on COVID-19 variant of concern in KFL&A

On Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health announced a COVID-19 variant of concern had been detected within the population of the KFL&A region. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, variants of the virus have been detected around the world. Here in KFL&A, this case, announced

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