5 cases of COVID-19 linked to Kingston house party in university district, says Public Health

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On Thursday, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health, announced that at minimum of five positive covid-19 cases have been linked to a recent house party, held on September 18th. The house is located on the 500 block of Johnson Street in Kingston.

“All individuals who attended this house party are required to self-isolate and to get tested. Once tested, individuals should continue to self-isolate until they receive a negative test result. If after this time, an individual develops symptoms they are required to self-isolate again and to get re-tested,” Dr. Moore said in a statement.

This is the first statement of its kind coming from the Kingston Public Health (KFL&A). However, Dr. Moore felt that the statement should be made public as they were unable to identify all of the potential exposures. The well being of the individuals remain a priority for them as well as their adherence to “unmonitored private social gathering regulations,” Dr. Moore said.

In recent days, the Covid-19 assessment centre at the Beechgrove Complex has closed early due to long lines and heavy demands.

Despite this, Dr. Moore reminds everyone that the complex is open daily between 9am and 4pm. Students also have access to the assessment centre at Mitchell Hall from Monday to Friday from 5 to 8pm and through appointment.

“To protect the health of the public and prevent community spread, KFL&A Public Health is investigating and following up with close contacts,” The statement said.

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