On Tuesday, the Kingston Health Sciences Center (KHSC) declared an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Connell 3 unit of the Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site, after two patients and two staff members tested positive. by COVID-19. 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. In the meantime, KHSC is in the process of completing contact tracing and necessary testing for individuals in the unit.
“KHSC’s top priority is the safety of our patients, healthcare workers and the community. As we continue to see high levels of community spread of COVID-19, KHSC thanks everyone for helping prevent the spread of the virus within the hospital, including adhering to our screening processes, mask requirements and visitor restrictions.” KHSC wrote in a press release.
People experiencing mild symptoms of COVID-19 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 people are concerned about new symptoms, they can schedule a clinical assessment appointment at the Beechgrove Assessment Center.
People with more severe symptoms of COVID-19, such as shortness of breath or chest pain, should visit the nearest emergency department or call 911 immediately.