Posted on Friday, January 14, 2022 07:00 AM
Kingston — KFL&A Public Health is issuing a Cold Weather Health Warning for the KFL&A region starting this evening until Sunday morning. Environment Canada calling for temperatures to drop rapidly through the day today, resulting in wind chill values of -30°C this evening and then near -35oC tonight into early Saturday morning. Extreme wind chill values will ease to -30°C Saturday night into Sunday morning. Cold Weather Health Warnings are issued through the media by KFL&A Public Health when the...
Posted on Friday, January 14, 2022 05:00 AM
Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington, Hastings, and Prince Edward Counties—The Medical Officers of Health from Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) and Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington Public Health (KFL&APH) have released a joint statement regarding the upcoming return to in-person learning for students and educators across the region.
To all students, school families, education, and school transportation staff:
As we enter yet another year of the pandemic, we remain...
Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 07:30 AM
Kingston, ON – Today, marks one year since the first COVID-19 vaccination was administered in the KFL&A region. With the tremendous support of multiple stakeholders and partners working together to administer vaccines, KFL&A Public Health is thrilled and grateful to share that over 90 per cent of 5 years and over have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. In total, the number of vaccines administered in the region has surpassed 477,000 doses.
- Over 205,000 doses administered in mass...
Posted on Monday, January 10, 2022 10:00 AM
Kingston — With Environment Canada’s forecast calling for wind chill temperatures below -30°C tonight and into Tuesday morning, KFL&A Public Health is issuing a Cold Weather Health Warning for the KFL&A region. This is the coldest air so far this season, more northern areas in our region such as Plevna and Sharbot Lake may see wind chill temperatures dip to -35°C.
Cold Weather Health Warnings are issued through the media by KFL&A Public Health when the temperature is forecast to be -25°C or...
Public Health Updating COVID-19 Case Reporting Process in response to Changes in Provincial Testing Eligibility
Posted on Monday, January 10, 2022 06:00 AM
Today, Hastings Prince Edward Public Health and Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington Public Health have updated the information reported on their respective COVID-19 Dashboards, in response to recent changes in COVID-19 testing eligibility.
As announced in late December, the Ontario government has made significant changes to the eligibility for publicly funded Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing, in order to ensure testing is available for individuals who work in or attend highest risk...
KFL&A Public Health Rescind Letters of Instruction and Class Order as Province Enters Step 2 of its Roadmap to Reopen with Modifications
Posted on Wednesday, January 05, 2022 09:15 AM
Today, Dr. Piotr Oglaza, Medical Officer of Health at KFL&A Public Health has rescinded three local Letters of Instruction and one Class Order as province enters Step 2 of its Roadmap to Reopen with modifications.
The following three Letters 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 are rescinded as of January 5, 2022.
- Letter of Instruction issued November 24, 2021 for businesses and organizations to...
Posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 08:15 AM
Kingston—With record COVID-19 case numbers and worrisome daily case counts that are likely to continue for weeks, KFL&A residents are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated and reduce close contacts.
The new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, has quickly become the most common variant in the KFL&A region. It is more easily spread with close contact than the Delta variant. COVID-19 vaccinations will help to protect limited health care resources—two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine provide some protection...
Posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 03:15 AM
Kingston—KFL&A Public Health will continue to provide essential services related to COVID-19 (e.g., vaccine clinics, contact tracing and case management, call centre, infection prevention and control, etc.) throughout the holidays.
Main Office - Kingston
Our Kingston office will be closed to the public on:
- Friday, December 24, 2021
- Monday, December 27, 2021
- Tuesday, December 28, 2021
- Friday, December 31, 2021
- Monday, January 3, 2022
The COVID-19 response work will continue during office closures.
Posted on Sunday, December 19, 2021 06:15 AM
KFL&A Public Health was notified by the Ministry of Health of a shipment delay impacting the delivery of Pfizer vaccine to our community clinics.
In response to this unexpected delay, most clinics in the KFL&A region will move to offer Moderna vaccine with a limited supply of Pfizer vaccine available for individuals who are 12 to 29 years old to receive Pfizer because of the lower risk for pericarditis or myocarditis. There is adequate supply of Moderna vaccine for adults third dose and clinics...
Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2021 10:45 AM
Today, KFL&A Public Health is implementing changes to case and contact management processes to redirect resources to help meet the community’s demand for COVID-19 vaccinations. These changes are consistent with provincial changes. The case and contact management team will focus on the highest risk settings (e.g., congregate care settings) and individuals. With this change, KFL&A Public Health is asking all individuals who test positive to notify their close contacts as positive cases may not...