KFL&A Region Tops COVID-19 Rates in Province
Posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 11:00 AM
Today, Dr. Piotr Oglaza, Medical Officer of Health at KFL&A Public Health issued a Letter of Instruction pursuant to Section 2 of Schedule 1 of Ontario Regulation 364/20: Rules for Areas at Step 3 and at the Roadmap Exit Step, to require businesses and organizations to reinstate capacity limits, and strengthen requirements around masking, physical distancing, and other public health measures.
This Letter of Instruction comes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on December 19, 2021.
“We are seeing a...
KFL&A Public Health Issues Section 22 Order to Address Increased COVID-19 Cases
Posted on Monday, December 13, 2021 08:00 AM
Monday, December 13, 2021
Kingston—Today, Dr. Piotr Oglaza, Medical Officer of Health at KFL&A Public Health has issued a Class Order pursuant to Section 22 of the Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act, 1990, effective at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, December 13, 2021 and continue through until Monday, December 20, 2021 at 11:59 a.m.
The Order has been issued due to the recent increase in cases due to the highly contagious nature of the new variant of concern, Omicron that has been identified in the...
COVID-19 Take Home PCR Test Kits Available for Patients of Participating Family Health Care Practices
Posted on Monday, December 13, 2021 07:00 AM
Monday, December 13, 2021
Tomorrow, with tremendous support from local family physicians, KFL&A Public Health will provide take home COVID-19 PCR test kits for patients of participating family health care practices. If you have symptoms or are a close contact of someone who is positive and are a patient of a participating health care practice, please pick up a kit during normal office hours. Participating offices will have signage indicating pick up and drop off areas for take home tests outside...
Please Help Protect our Local Health Care System Capacity
Posted on Monday, December 13, 2021 04:00 AM
Along with our partners at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), we are urgently calling on the communities of the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington; Hastings Prince Edward, and Leeds, Grenville, and Lanark to work together to help slow the growing COVID-19 case count in order to protect our hospitals and their ability to meet patients' needs.
For the last several weeks, KHSC has regularly had the highest number of COVID-19 inpatients and COVID ICU patients of all Ontario hospitals....
Confirmed COVID-19 Positive Cases at MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Company Holiday Market
Posted on Sunday, December 12, 2021 11:15 AM
Today, Dr. Piotr Oglaza, Medical Officer of Health at KFL&A Public Health, confirms multiple COVID-19 positive cases at MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Company Holiday Market, located at 1915 County Road 22, Bath, Ontario. Several people who attended the event were potentially infectious with COVID-19, suspected to be the Omicron variant of concern.
Individuals who attended the MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Company Holiday Market, on December 4 or 5, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. must test as soon as possible...
New Case and Contact Requirements For All Positive COVID-19 Cases in the KFL&A Region
Posted on Friday, December 10, 2021 12:45 PM
Today, KFL&A Public Health is implementing enhanced measures to address the confirmation of the Omicron variant and record high COVID-19 case counts in our region. All COVID-19 close contacts of cases MUST isolate for 10 days regardless of vaccination status. If you are a close-contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case and have not yet been contacted by public health, please self-isolate and get tested.
“All evidence appears to show that Omicron will spread more quickly than we’ve seen with the Delta...
First Confirmed Influenza A Case for 2021-2022 Season in the KFL&A Area
Posted on Thursday, December 09, 2021 10:00 AM
Kingston – KFL&A Public Health has received laboratory confirmation of the first case of Influenza A for the 2021-2022 season. It is important to get immunized now to prevent Influenza A from spreading throughout the region, especially during the fourth wave of COVID-19. KFL&A area residents can find the closest immunization clinic online at Ontario.ca/flu.
The sooner a person is immunized against influenza, the sooner they and vulnerable people around them are protected from this contagious and...
KFL&A Public Health Issues Letter of Instruction to Protect the Public from COVID-19
Posted on Thursday, December 09, 2021 07:00 AM
Kingston – Today, Dr. Piotr Oglaza, Medical Officer of Health at KFL&A Public Health, issued a Letter of Instruction (LOI) pursuant to Section 2 of Schedule 1 of Ontario Regulation 364/20: Rules for Areas at Step 3 and at the Roadmap Exit Step, to require businesses and organizations to implement strict mask use and an expanded list of symptoms for screening staff and patrons, effective 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, December 11, 2021.
“Social interaction in businesses and organizations have the potential to...
Confirmed COVID-19 Positive Cases at The Ale House & Canteen, Kingston
Posted on Wednesday, December 08, 2021 12:30 PM
Today, Dr. Piotr Oglaza, Medical Officer of Health at KFL&A Public Health confirms multiple COVID-19 positive cases at The Ale House & Canteen, located at 393 Princess St, Kingston.
KFL&A Public Health recommends that individuals who attended The Ale House & Canteen, located at 393 Princess St, Kingston, during the following dates:
- Friday, November 26, from 8:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
- Saturday, November 27, from 8:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
- Sunday, November 28, from 8:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
- Thursday, December 2,...
COVID-19 Sample Confirms Presence of Omicron Variant in KFL&A Region
Posted on Wednesday, December 08, 2021 09:00 AM
Kingston— Today, KFL&A Public Health has been notified of the whole genome sequencing results of a sample from an individual positive for COVID-19. The sequencing confirms that the newly identified Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus is present in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington region. At this time, the individual identified with the Omicron variant does not have a travel history. KFL&A Public Health continues to investigate the COVID-19 case to identify transmission.