On Tuesday, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) declared a COVID-19 outbreak on the Connell 3 unit of the Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site, after two patients and two staff members tested positive for COVID-19. The Kidd 6 and Davies 5 units remain in outbreak status with no admissions or visitors at this time.
According to KHSC, KFL&A Public Health has been notified, and KHSC is in the process of notifying patients, visitors and staff affected by the outbreak. Meanwhile, KHSC is in the process of completing the necessary contact tracing and testing for individuals on the unit.
“KHSC’s top priority is the safety of our patients, health-care workers and community. As we continue to see high-levels of community spread of COVID-19, KHSC thanks everyone for helping to prevent the spread of the virus within the hospital, including adherence to our screening processes, masking requirements and visitor restrictions,” KHSC wrote in a press release.
Individuals experiencing mild COVID-19 symptoms are reminded to self-isolate for five to 10 days depending on vaccination status and immune status. If symptoms worsen or do not improve during that time, or if individuals are concerned about new symptoms, they can book a clinical assessment appointment at the Beechgrove Assessment Centre.
Individuals with more severe COVID-19 symptoms, such as difficulty breathing or chest pain, should visit nearest emergency department or call 911 immediately.