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Recent KFL&A COVID-19 cases and deaths connected to KGH outbreak

All current known active cases of COVID-19 in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) region are connected to the outbreak within Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC). According to Dr. Hugh Guan, Associate Medical Officer of Health for KFL&A Public Health, all nine of the current COVID-19 cases locally can

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Letter: My volunteer experience at a KFL&A COVID-19 assessment centre

Editorial note: The following is a letter to the editor from a reader expressing her personal experiences through the COVID-19 pandemic. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. In April 2020, I began by delivering meals for VON. I also accepted a position as

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Public Health encourages construction workers to be tested for COVID-19

The following is a message from KFL&A Public Health recommending construction workers get tested for COVID-19, even if asymptomatic. This comes after a significant COVID-19 outbreak at a Pomerleau construction site at the corner of Princess Street and Midland Avenue. Last week with a rise in cases (an outbreak) associated

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Celebrate Mom, but do so virtually, Dr. Moore urges

It’s not a new sentiment – Stay home, wash your hands, physically distance, wear a mask. But it’s one that bears repeating, as the downfall of voiding just one of those directives has been seen time and again, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and

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COVID-19 risk has ‘never been so high’ in region after construction site outbreak

Approximately two-thirds of recent COVID-19 cases reported in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) region are connected to the recent outbreak at the Cataraqui Heights construction site, according to the local Public Health Unit. Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for KFL&A Public Health explained the impact of

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Witness: New Queen’s residence construction site not COVID-19 safe

A neighbour says he has witnessed construction workers onsite of the new Queen’s University residence on Albert Street not complying with COVID-19 safety protocol. A community member and nearby neighbour to the construction site says he has witnessed workers not wearing masks while performing tasks that require them to be

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Update: Site closed – COVID-19 outbreak impacts Kingston construction site

Update (Monday, May 10, 2021) According to KFL&A Public Health, a total of 76 cases have now been linked to the COVID-19 outbreak at Kingston’s Cataraqui Heights construction site. Of those, 45are primary cases — cases amongst those who worked on the site — and 31 are secondary cases, or

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LDSB confirms positive case of COVID-19 at LCVI

The Limestone District School Board (LDSB) has disclosed that a staff member at Loyalist Collegiate and Vocational Institute (LCVI) tested positive for COVID-19. According to a press release sent out by the Board on Thursday, Apr. 15, 2021, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has been notified of

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Positive COVID-19 case detected at John XXIII Catholic School

An individual at John XXIII Catholic School has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB). The Board announced that the case had been detected, and that Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has been notified of the case, on Thursday,

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 631

Update (Friday, Apr. 16, 2021)According to Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, the exposure to COVID-19 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 631 occurred from Thursday, Apr. 1 to Saturday, Apr. 10, 2021, a much longer time span than originally

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Moore: All of April will be dangerous

For anyone who thinks the current stay-at-home order in place across the province is not as serious as the ones that have come before it, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health puts it all into perspective. “This is going to

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COVID-19 cases stretch Kingston ICU beyond capacity

A surge in COVID-19 cases being treated at Kingston Health Sciences Centre is stretching ICU capacity beyond its limits, prompting warnings of a looming crisis if COVID-19 transmission is not brought under control. The warnings are made more urgent as Dr. Kieran Moore, KFL&A Public Health’s Medical Officer of Health,

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