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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 631

A COVID-19 outbreak, declared by Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health on Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2021, has been associated with the Royal Canadian Legion (RCL) Branch 631 in Collins Bay. KFL&A Public Health listed the new outbreak, which currently has nine cases associated with it, as having occurred

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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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Public Health declares COVID-19 outbreak in Kingston’s University District

On Thursday, Apr. 8, 2021, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak within Kingston’s University District associated with Queen’s University. The outbreak was declared among young adults aged 18 to 29 years of age, as they currently

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Dr. Moore cautions difficult month ahead as 60% of local COVID-19 cases involve variants of concern

With COVID-19 cases on the rise again in the region, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health is cautioning that the remainder of April 2021 may be difficult. Currently, 60 per cent of the COVID-19 cases reported in the region involve

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COVID worries rise for Wolfe Islanders as tourist season approaches

With the typical tourist season approaching, a Wolfe Island business owner is hoping more can be done to curb the number of tourists visiting the Island heading into a second pandemic summer. “We have an unusually high number of at-risk individuals, meaning they’re older or health compromised,” Mike Bromley, owner

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Positive COVID-19 case identified at Lord Strathcona PS

The Limestone District School Board (LDSB) has alerted all families at Lord Strathcona Public School of a positive case of COVID-19 identified at the school. In a letter sent to families with students at Lord Strathcona Public School on Monday, Apr. 5, 2021, the board relayed a message from Kingston,

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Three positive COVID-19 cases in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

On Friday, Apr. 2, 2021, Tyendinaga Mohawk Council was advised of two positive cases of COVID-19 in their community. The resulting statement from the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte advised the community to avoid travel, or hosting gatherings over the long weekend. They also said contact tracing was underway,

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Ford declares province-wide ‘emergency brake’ due to COVID-19

With the Easter long weekend hours away, Ontario Premier Doug Ford has announced that all 34 Public Health Regions of Ontario will move into shutdown. Announced on Thursday, Apr. 1, 2021, the so-call province-wide “emergency brake” will come into effect as of Saturday, Apr. 3, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. and

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Update: School to reopen – Positive COVID-19 case results in temporary closure of Centreville PS

Update (Thursday, Apr. 1, 2021):According to the Limestone District School Board (LDSB), KFL&A Public Health’s investigation has shown “no further risk to the larger school population at Centreville Public School. The school will reopen on Tuesday, Apr. 6, 2021, the Board relayed in a press release on Thursday, Apr. 1,

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Update: Schools to reopen – Three LDSB schools closed due to confirmed COVID-19 cases

Update (Monday, Mar. 29, 2021) Bath Public School, Ernestown Secondary School, and Odessa Public School will reopen on Tuesday, Mar. 30, 2021 after being closed due to possible COVID-19 contacts. Since the closure of the three schools was announced on Saturday, Mar. 27, 2021, further investigation and testing by KFL&A

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KFL&A COVID-19 update: Outbreaks, precautionary measures, and St. Patrick’s Day on the horizon

Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, spoke with members of the media on Friday, Mar. 12, 2021 to provide an update on a few situations currently unfolding in the region with respect to COVID-19. Which of the current COVID-19 situations

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