Kingston Transit rider tests positive for COVID-19, second this month


On Wednesday, March 24th, Dr. Kieran Moore confirmed that a transit rider has tested positive COVID-19. The rider was travelling on Kingston Transit Bus Routes 502 and 4. 

“KFL&A Public Health is unable to identify all riders on the route and is issuing a public notice to assist with contact tracing,” said Dr. Moore in a news release. 

The following routes have been affected:

  • March 21: Route 502 leaving Cataraqui Centre transfer point at 1:25 p.m., arriving at King Street/Portsmouth Avenue at 1:50 p.m. 
  • March 21: Route 4 leaving Princess Street/Victoria Street area at 2:20 p.m., arriving at Cataraqui Centre transfer point at 2:50 p.m

KFL&A Public Health is advising that affected riders take the following steps in order to assist with contact tracing:

  • Get tested for COVID-19 immediately. 
  • – Monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days after the date of your last exposure (April 4, 2021).  
  • – Get tested again, 10 days after your exposure (March 31), even if you do not have symptoms.  
  • – Self-isolate from others immediately and arrange for testing if symptoms of COVID-19 develop.  

“Kingston Transit continues to adhere to all public health measures including requirements to wear face-coverings onboard buses,” the statement said. “Kingston Transit is committed to protecting the health and safety of passengers and staff,” they added.


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