Late June 30, Providence Care declared a COVID-19 outbreak on Lakeview 2 Pod A, a 10-bed section of a 30-bed inpatient unit at Providence Care Hospital, after three patients tested positive for the virus.
The pod is under quarantine and all patients on the pod have been placed on contact and aerosol precautions.
The outbreak will be in place for a minimum of 10 days, during which time Lakeview 2 Pod A patients will be closely monitored and re-tested for COVID-19 on a set schedule.
Providence Care has alerted Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health about the positive cases and is working closely with teams there. An investigation is also underway to determine how the patients contracted the virus.
Artfest celebrates it's 10th anniversary as it returns to City Park this weekend after a two year hiatus.
Lory MacDonald, the festival's organizer, says planning got underway in January when she was given a "glint of hope" that a summer festival would be permitted.
She says it should look and feel similar to the Artfest of years passed for festival goers, and will boast a wide variety of creations throughout the 150 artists involved.
MacDonald says having diversity throughout the festival is something she thinks is important in the planning process.
"When you come to an event you really want to see a lot of variety," MacDonald said.
Last night, City Council reinstated the Encampment Protocol and allocated over $1.1M to support transitional housing and services for people living in parks and other areas where risks to their health and safety are increased. The protocol came into effect today, and will be enforced starting next week, with staff working with individuals camping in public spaces to find safer and more sustainable solutions.
King St. West – Front to Auld – closed until June 29, 2022 for the construction of Utilities Kingston’s Portsmouth Pumping Station flow direction project and Front Road trunk watermain Phase 2 project.
Lower Brewers Swing Bridge – closed until further notice. Parks Canada is continuing its efforts to replace the bridge over the winter.
Lower Union Street – Ontario to King – will be closed to through traffic from July 4 to Aug.12 to replace gasmains and services in the area.
MacCauley Street – Wilson to Rideau Heights Community Centre – closed July 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Canada Celebrations at Rideau Heights Community Centre and Shannon Park.
Ontario Street – Clarence to Johnson – closed from 8 a.m. on July 1 to 11 p.m. on July 3 for Bistro on Ontario for Ontario Street restaurants to setup extended patios.
Ontario Street – Brock to Clarence – closed July 1 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Canada Day Civic Ceremony.
Sydenham Street – Princess to Queen – closed every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Sept. 3 for the Sounds of Sydenham.
Wright Crescent – South Intersection of Palace to 16 Palace – closed until Jan. 31, 2023 for construction staging for 11 Wight Cres. Please note that access to Wright Cres will be through the North intersection of Wright Cres at Palace Rd.