March 19, 2021
Mayor Bryan Paterson and KFL&A’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore urge residents to continue to observe all COVID-19 precautions as Kingston moves into the Yellow Zone of the Province’s Reopening Framework effective Monday, March 22, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.
“Thanks to your efforts, we’ve done very well as a region, but now is not the time to let our guards down. Let’s finish strong by continuing to practice COVID-19 precautions. I know residents are fatigued but there is hope for brighter days ahead as vaccines continue to roll out,” says Mayor Paterson.
While most City services are unaffected given their essential nature, the escalation to Yellow reflects the recent increase in cases and signals the community to be more vigilant in its efforts to contain the COVID-19 virus.
“With the rise in cases and the provincial change to Yellow-Protect level in KFL&A, it is crucial that we continue to support each other, work together, and stay vigilant—staying home, staying local, and staying within your household will save lives,” says Dr. Moore of KFL&A Public Health.
All residents are urged to:
- Avoid in-person visitors and visiting. Inter-city travel and unmasked indoor visits spread the virus. Please plan to connect with loved ones remotely.
- Avoid gatherings with people outside your household. Current regulations limit gatherings to five non-household members indoors or out – but the fewer people you see unmasked in person, the better.
- Choose online, phone or contactless options to access City and other local services and businesses whenever possible. This City news release identifies how to connect with popular City services from home – or call City Customer Experience at 613-546-0000.
- Maintain a two-metre physical distance from people you do not live with.
- Wash/sanitize your hands frequently.
- Continue supporting Kingston businesses. Choose local suppliers for all your needs.
Kingston Police and the City’s Bylaw Enforcement team are enforcing current regulations under the Province’s orders (see the Province’s announcement) and under the Section 22 Order issued by KFL&A Public Health.
Find answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 on KFL&A Public Health’s site: www.kflaph.ca/en/healthy-living/novel-coronavirus.aspx
Stay up-to-date with the City’s COVID-19 precautions at: www.cityofkingston.ca/Resident/COVID-19
Subscribe to the City’s COVID-19 Bulletin to stay informed about changes to the City’s services and programs.